Today was my last day at the bakery.
I am technically unemployed for the next seven days, although I have a waitressing job lined up and start a week from today. It feels refreshing to leave a job, even a less-than-serious one like my barista position, to start something new. I wasn’t super unhappy at the bakery, but I wasn’t thrilled when I was working there either. It was stressful for just a barista position. The upside of it was that I met a lot of cool people, both coworkers and customers, and I think I made some lasting friendships because of it. My last shift was uneventful. I’m not skilled with goodbyes but it went pretty smoothly when I left. I’m just not good at getting people’s attention about certain things, since I don’t like to be the center of attention. It wasn’t too awkward, though.
After work, I came home and relaxed for a bit and then went out for a 4-mile lazy run. I walked when I felt like it, and I definitely didn’t push myself. Today is emotional for me, leaving one job, and going on a mini-vacation/adventure this weekend.
I’m anxious about flying, even though it’s a super short (just under 90 minutes) flight to Philadelphia. I don’t like planes, and I don’t know why I didn’t just buy a train ticket! Sure it takes a lot longer by train, but why put myself through this stress? All I can think about is this flight and how much I don’t want to get on a plane. Silly, I know, and I haven’t always been afraid of flying. I flew across the country (Boston-San Fransisco) a couple of times when I was younger, all by myself, to visit my brother and had no problem. This anxiety just appeared out of nowhere a couple of years ago and it’s so frustrating! Especially because I love traveling. I’m trying not to think about it too much, and I know it will be over before I know it.
Wow, I wasn’t planning on rambling on so much in this post. Tom and I had a lovely summer dinner out on the porch tonight. He sauteed some garden veggies (some from my parents’ garden, some from ours) and we had the end of our summer sausage on the side. I topped the veggies with some tahini (a la HEAB) and it was unbelievable. I’m hooked!
After dinner we walked to our favorite pub in town (there aren’t that many…) and each had a pint. My perfect summer evening