They say moving house and divorce are two of the most stressful things in life that can happen to you. Who are ‘they’? I’m not sure, but it doesn’t really matter right now. Hopefully a divorce won’t happen and I’ve moved house/flat/abode several times – not fun, but even less fun is being ‘the new guy’. I’m not a hugely outgoing type of person so it’s a real effort to be introducing myself and asking questions all the time while trying to learn a new job and the ins and outs. WAY more stressful than any moving.
The first day done, being back at home is blissful but the mind is swimming in names, faces and how to do stuff. It doesn’t help being 20 minutes late to begin with – at least I was early for my job interview, so now I think it’s all squared; no surplus or deficit owed. The good thing is the work involves helping people with autism, a very worthy cause. At least once I’m trained up I’ll be able to help someone else’s life and watch as service users improve.
What is more stressful? What’s more stressful for you?