Today, I feel peaceful.
Nothing in particular going on, just a feeling of general contentment. I have been incredibly busy at work lately, which I much prefer to the long stretches of boredom I was experiencing there for a while. My caseload has officially topped 40 – that is, I have more than 40 people holding me accountable for important parts of their lives at any given moment. The work felt like a burden, in the beginning, mostly because I was so overwhelmed. Now it feels… well, it feels like a responsibility. But in a way that gives me an opportunity to be challenged rather than the kind of responsibility that weighs on you. (Note to self: as much as possible, carry this feeling going forward… because let’s be honest, sometimes, that responsibility weighs). I also genuinely adore the people I work with. My colleagues are uber-supportive and generous of their time and talents, and I love the feeling of starting to grow into friendships with several of them. Also, my supervisor – who, it should be noted, is a badass attorney who knows EVERYTHING and thus still intimidates the shit out of me – is nonetheless unfailingly understanding of my (many) shortcomings and gives oodles of positive feedback and guidance. So, work is good. And I can’t believe my good luck in landing here, doing exactly the work I wanted to do in such a wonderful place, right out of law school. Peaceful and appreciative.
(Clearly, I am in a very genuine sort of mood tonight.)
Unfortunately, my newfound insanely busy work schedule has meant that I haven’t been able to gchat nearly as much with Rev (my verybest who recently moved to DC). We instituted a Virtual Office and check in with one another throughout the day, but I have been a terrible virtual officemate lately. Which sucks, becuase I rely on those check ins to keep me sane and to prevent me from going through Rev-withdrawl. It’s setting in… time to plan a visit methinks. Plus, I’m DYING to see the Supreme Court. Because I am a law nerd, yes.
It’s supposed to snow 8-14 inches here tonight and tomorrow. In other words, I am working from home and get to sleep in. This could account for a large part of the good mood I’m experiencing. Now if only some woman would hurry up and have her baby so Finn could come home, it would be a perfect night.