Well, technically it’s not exactly new. The type of work I do is old. The way I do it is only slightly different. The where, with whom, and how I feel when I leave are very different. And this is good.
Whenever I have worked anywhere, I find I’ve gravitated towards insignificant objects that I deem to be “mine.” Not permanently, but when they are gone or unavailable, my “everything is right in my world” quotient is lowered by a point. Just one. But it’s still a point. Often times the insignificant object is a favorite pen (I still wish I had the supertiny pencil from the last place. It was so cute! And shiny!). But I always have a favorite COFFEE MUG.
I will readily admit that when I first started at the new spot, I couldn’t find a favorite mug. They were all heavily worn and stained promo cups from some-random-company. They weren’t funny or interesting to look at. They didn’t make me want to hoard them in my office, or even refill my cup. I WAS DRINKING DIET PEPSI AT 9 AM, YOU GUYS! It was getting serious. But then, I found it. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: THE WARNER BROS. “RON” CUP!!!!
The coffee pot can’t keep up with me now. Everything is, again, right in my world.