That pretty much sums up my first day, which began at 8:30am today.
The first Wow was clocking in. Why? B/c I was clocking at mother effing FP! I've had the pleasure of clocking in at Walt Disney World and now this. Really, I am very blessed to have been given the opportunity to work in such magical places. It's a good thing I was the first to arrive, because when I clocked in, I kind of giggled to myself and had a huge grin on my face.
Yeah, I'm a dork-but who would have thought that a girl from a small town in CT would end up working here? Sure as heck not me!
My second Wow had to do with the fact that I waited 1/2 hour for anyone to show up. I thought for sure I was in the wrong kitchen so I walked around a bit and finally just waited until someone showed up.
Aside: In orientation yesterday there were 2 people who asked dumb questions. Like, really dumb questions which make you think, "Are these people for real?" Well, one of them happens to be on my team. I can't tell if I like him or not yet-he's a nice guy, but there's something not right...I'll let you know when I figure it out.
When they finally showed up, I was pleased to know that I am on a team of 4-2 men and 2 women. We're the only ones allowed in the pretty boxes where the people who bought the team sit. (Can you tell I'm trying really hard to throw google off?) They are super nice and seem to really want to make a big impression this year-I'm psyched. I'm also happy that the other woman is not a skinny super model. I don't know why
Ready for another Wow? I got to see those pretty boxes in the sky today. And let me tell you-they are BEAUTIFUL. They really are amazing and the view-holy shiznit. Gorgeous!!! This is going to be fun. This really deserves 2 Wows-1 for the fact that I was in them and not many people have seen them, and 2 because they are gorgeous.
This next Wow could be an ouch. You know how I was having trouble with my back and neck? Well, working in a kitchen sort of aggravates that. Mainly b/c you're hunched over (think Julia Child) all day and you are lifting heavy things. My neck is so sore right now-I need a massage big time. I also forgot how grueling it is to work straight through a shift without food, water, or bathroom breaks. Yes, I can take all of these things but you often forget and the time flies by without you even realizing that you haven't peed in 14 hours.
So my feet are sore (actually, they feel like they are going to fall off) and my neck is kinked and I smell like chicken. I'm too tired to actually shower right now, which is ok because I live alone. :) Tomorrow starts my new (early) hours at my day job and a LONG week of doubles. I'll get used to it again, but this first week is sure to kick my ass. It's totally worth it though!
On the T ride home I was thinking how people have a "calling" into professions and how most of the time you love what you do and are thankful that you are doing it. But sometimes, you think, "Why couldn't my calling have been easier?" Sure, I'm a chef. But man, it's tiring!
At least I'm not a priest or a nun. That would suck.