Just kidding. I have no idea what the fuck is happening.
I don't think that I am fully aclamated to my new role at the university. I don't know if it is a sign of my yinzer/working class roots, but it is very strange to me to not have tasks assigned to me. Or to produce tangibles. I generally do whatever I want and get paid a solid middle income salary for it.
This week I conducted employee performance appraisals, and put someone on a performance improvement plan a la my sham of a dismissal. The difference between this plan and the one I was put on? I fully intend on the individual to succeed and am supportive of her efforts. I have noticed a dramatic improvement, and I think that the conversation was really well-run. I felt professional and compassionate, and I think that I was able to provide appropriate and supportive feedback.
I also have been a bit more excited by my use of an expense account. Technically, I don't have a set amount to spend, but I recently spent $30 on Starbucks giftcards...and it was quick and easy to do. The best part to me is that no one really approves these expenses. As long as I have a reason I can get some miles on my credit card....and some Starbucks rewards (I may have registered the cards under my account.)
In other news, my life has been relatively boring. I am on another "beyonce" cleanse, and am slowly withering down to nothingness. Though I am aware that I am mostly just losing water weight, it is awesome to pop on a scale and see that you have lost 12 lbs. I'd like to keep this up for a while and get into solid shape for the spring/summer. Especially as spring is here. (70 degree afternoons? Don't mind if I do.)
I'm perma-tired from the lack of caffeine/multiple workouts, but this weekend will hopefully be filled with a Katniss type adventure.