Slowly but surely I am piecing the puzzle pieces together.

I received my acceptance/offer letter in the email yesterday. It included what documents I needed for my first day, paperwork for my drug test, parking information, and my official letter of offering from the company. The letter from the company basically told me congratulations, what my training hours will be, what my normal scheduled hours will be, where to find parking, and an overall welcome to the company, basically.

Parking threw me off. It stated that we had to park down the block at a business, three doors down. Ugh. I am NOT looking forward to that. I wish I could get away with finding parking at the office but I don’t want to be the dick to walk out with everyone and everyone is walking down the block to their cars and I’m like HAHA I’m parked right here! Yea, no. That would send my anxiety through the ringer to pull something like that. So, I’m stuck parking a few doors down and will be walking with all my fellow classmates.

Today I went for my drug screening. I passed. I would be lying if I said I had nothing to be concerned about but I was legitimately worried on the way there. What if all my prescription drugs make me fail? Can they pick that up? Are they going to ask me what I take? If they don’t ask me, are they going to be able to pick up something I’m taking? Are they going to tell me the results immediate or does it have to be sent out? Needless to say, I was a little nervous.

I arrived and did my business. They did the test while I stood there. Checked off “negative” for everything and sent me on my merry way. Phew! That was nerve wracking.

As of the 30th, I will officially be a DHL employee. Well, trainee, but still, employee.

I spent about an hour going through my planner and writing all my dates, plans, hours, events, and must-dos into it. Everything from my work hours during the training process to a reminder to switch purses a few days before I start so I am used to using the bigger purse again. You can’t tell I’m a little excited, can you?

I have looked at clothing again but haven’t decided one way or another on any options. I guess I will just have to wear what I have for now. I cannot for the life of me remember how cold it was in the training room, but I remember wearing a sweatshirt in the middle of summer in there. Who knows, maybe they fixed the heating in there. It has been five years. This is the weird shit that I worry about. LOL

I just wanted to update you that things are all coming together and working out. Mike is having a rough time with work right now. He is adamant that I stay in the first shift training class and that we will all figure it all out together. He is just having a hard time going to work so early in the morning and staying 12-13 hours at work. He comes home, eats, and practically passes out. He misses me and the boys. He’s just fed up with everything. We’re doing the best we can with this transition period where I’m starting at DHL and he is looking for a new job. He’s holding out at work as long as he has to but not without letting it be known how hard it is on him. I appreciate everything he’s doing for me to get my foot in the door. He means the world to me and I truly feel awful and guilty for him to go through all this hardship for me to get what I wanted. He doesn’t see it that way, though.

We will get through this. Everything will figure itself out.

written on at 2:48 pm || Filed under: Anxiety, Work

2 Responses to “Piecing The Puzzle Together”

  1. Kya says:

    Congratulations on getting the job, that is great news. :)

    That is a bit annoying that you have to walk to your car. Would be so much easier if it was available right at the business. Hopefully you get a long well with your co-workers so it’s not awkward having to walk with them.

    Glad that everything did go well with the screening. It would be a little scary, especially with not knowing what prescriptions would be seen and how much information you gave them about yourself.

    I am sure that you will be able to get some new clothes. It might be good not to have them right away, because you can get to know the conditions of the place and get some clothes that will work in that environment. :D

    That would be really difficult, that Mike is having a hard time. I really hope that everything works out and you are both able to find a situation that really works.

  2. Jana says:


    Congrats on the new job! That’s such awesome news! I’ve read a few of your blog posts and it’s so awesome to see you got the position! I’ve never been drug tested before, but I’m always nervous before any type of test! I’m only on BC, so I’d have no worries I guess. It’s cool that you passed and they didn’t nose into your medications.

    I wish you all the best with your new job! :) Hopfully the walk isn’t too far, ew, I hate walking!

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