A Day of Firsts

Today was a day of firsts in the Glatfelter household. Zachary had his first day of second grade and I had my first day at my new job. We were both pretty nervous this morning but we both had great days. Zach was nervous because the second graders are on the second floor of his elementary school and he was worried he’d get lost. He also changed tracks and was worried that he wouldn’t have any friends on his new track. [We go to a year-round school and it is divided into different tracks; only 3 tracks are in at a time. They have staggered starts & breaks for a schedule of 9 weeks on and 3 weeks off. When one group tracks out, another group tracks in. It makes more sense than how I’m explaining it, haha.]

He didn’t get lost and because virtual schooling messed up the track schedule, a few first-grade classmates ended up being in his new class and one of his best friends has the same recess block as he does. When he got into the car today, he said he had a “great day!” Win!

We lost the “My First Day” chalkboard thingy so he just held up at 2 instead lol.

I was nervous because I took a job in the same field but doing something very different. It will be challenging and busy. I used to have periods of downtime at my old job but I won’t have that here. But I work best when I am busy and don’t have the opportunity to get distracted and derailed, so I am looking forward to the challenge (but still nervous since there are so many new things to learn!).  And, I’ll get to work from home a couple of days a week, which I am happy about. I loved working remotely during the pandemic, which is weird since I’m not a homebody, haha.

Anyways, a successful day of firsts. Also: In a funny twist, Jay’s first day at his last job was the first day of first grade!

Oh, and Alex wanted a first-day picture, even though his first official day of preschool isn’t for a couple more weeks. 🙂


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