Today I had my phone test–3 hours to see how many people I could reach and have a meaningful conversation with multiple products. It went a lot better than I had feared. Tomorrow is the written test and demos and then my new friend Hugh is buying me. He’s not buying me lunch by the way because I will be done. He’s buying me lunch because he dared me to wear a fake mustache and use the word “armamentarium” in the sales team meeting. (it is still odd that I’m part of a sales team now). The mustache lasted 30 seconds, it itched, and though I did not laugh before using the word armamentarium, Hugh and I both burst out laughing as soon as I said it. It’s a real word, similar to arsenal. And worth it as tomorrow I will be noshing on delicious Korean Bibimbap, with my new favorite vegetables, fern brake and platycodon. Nom.
One thing though about this job is the immense emotional swings I have had. I really need to practice not letting them rule me so. Some days I am just so stressed, so panicked, and then other days I am euphoric. It is exhausting. I mean, I’m glad that everything isn’t all blah (though there are those days too) but it’s hard to get things done being such a roller coaster.
And yeah, Nova took 2 steps this morning. Odds are good that she’ll be walking by Christmas and making decent progress by Thanksgiving.