Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Walkin' to Work
I started a part-time (very part-time) temporary job last week and I decided that I would use the job as an opportunity to get in a little extra walking, so, last week when I needed to turn in some paperwork, I walked over so I could see how long it took me: 20 minutes, just 20 minutes to walk from home to my new job at Willamette University. It is a job I left eight years ago and since that time I have become a counselor, artist, workshop leader, yada, yada, yada. What I did eight years ago was serve as the office manager for the Hatfield Library. I also arranged and created exhibits in the upstairs display area, developed a library newsletter, and facilitated all kinds of Friends of the Library events. In short, I had a blast and did much more than the Administrative Assistant/Office Manager job had been hired for. Well, the woman in the position currently, is sporting a very pregnant belly and is set to give birth any day (her mother is hoping sooner than later since she is here for only two weeks!). I was hired to work the Administrative Assistant side and I’ve had a chance to get reacquainted with the procedures and I’m muddling my way through the latest technological changes, but otherwise, it feels fabulous to be back on the beautiful Willamette campus and I’m looking forward to breathing the academic air once again. Today, as I left the campus, I snapped photos along the way so I could share the scenery of my walk. Walk with me . . . .