Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

A period of adjustment

"But things change! People change. Hairstyles change. Interest rates fluctuate..."

Today I made progress in making a change. As I've only mentioned on friends-locked entries until now, my job is changing. Instead of working in an OHSU office, I'm starting to work from home -- some OHSU work, though that's likely to get scaled back or phased out, and work for other parts of my company.

I started working from home on Friday. Today I did that in the morning, then headed up the hill to the hospital (via the bus and the tram), turned in my "OHSU contracter" badge, grabbed some equipment I'd been unable to get from the office last week, and visited some of my co-workers. I let them know I still exist and will continue to exist.

I was lucky to be able to do that trip on a nice, comfortable, sunny afternoon, the part of today that was most comfortable and sunny. It's a nice trip up to the hospital; it's also a nice trip walking off of the hill, which I did. (I also treated myself to lunch at the Lair Hill Market, a cafe on the way to a bus stop near the bottom of the hill.)

Now, I'm getting stuff done and adjusting to full-time home-based work, which I've never done before. I'm both nervous and excited: I hope I can work well here, and I'm looking forward to making this apartment a better place to work. (A new desk chair is in my future. This one is nearly 10 years old and is just a little too low for proper ergonomic purposes. Plus it's no longer so padded.)

Okay, now time for dinner.
Tags: peregrinations, portland, work

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