Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Sincerity: Seven hours into my first day of work outside the home in 21 years, I wrote on the top of my rubric information sheet for scoring high school essays – Don’t be an Editor! Forget Everything You Know! Then I took a breath, and relaxed.
Brevity: No trouble getting up and out of the house. Even read the paper. Perhaps tomorrow my husband will remember I don’t talk to people first thing in the morning. Traffic not too bad. (Did you know NPR has a morning All Things Considered edition?) Who would have known?
Seating: I never thought about how often I go to the bathroom. Tomorrow, no coffee or water before noon. The training portion of this job does not allow for frequent visits to pee. Will move to the back of the room near the door as soon as I can.
Off to the baseball game.
P.S I don’t think anyone will notice if I wear sweat pants. I don't think anyone noticed me.