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I start a temp-to-perm position on Monday.  I'm really excited about the company and the opportunity (which I don't want to talk about too much yet because I'm a bit afraid I'll jinx it.)  The job is 8:30-5 M-F, exactly what I had been hoping for.  It's in San Francisco, and since I don't want to deal with parking I will be dealing with Caltrain and Muni.

I am a little nervous about the commute.  I've always had to drive to work, 30-45 minutes usually depending on the location, day, and time, but given that I was usually traveling in non-commute hours it wasn't so bad.  And of course, in a car you can also run errands or make any extra stops you want.  Relying on a train with a fixed schedule will be interesting.  My current plan has me walking to the station (six blocks or so) to catch the 7:28, after the transfer to Muni it should get me where I need to be at 8:18.  I haven't figured out the trip home yet, or what I'm actually going to do on the train.

I think I'm dealing with a bit of "be careful what you wish for" here, I always knew that making this schedule change could be difficult, but now that I'm staring at it all I've got are questions:  when will I run/watch movies j doesn't want to see/do my homework? how do I fill an hour's lunch in the city?   And given that it's temp-to-perm there's also the issue of not thinking I 100% have it because I don't yet.

So welcome to me actually making this transition, instead of just talking about it.  Hopefully it will be a good ride.


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It'll be fine. It'll be a big adjustment for you, but it's very easy to kill an hour in a city (I used to go off and discover all sorts of hidden pockets in London, beautiful spots that not many people knew about, just by walking in a random direction), you can run as soon as you get home and movies are easily done in the evening or weekend. These are little distractions to take your mind off the change you've committed to. But it's going to be great - you'll do really well.

Random walking sounds like a great idea, I don't know the city very well and I'm right by the bay.

Thanks for the words of encouragement, I know most of this is just my brain dithering about things being different and it will work itself out.

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