Well, the first day of my new job involved a lot of numbers.
And a lot of math, unfortunately, but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, here’s a sum of my FIRST DAY!
45 minutes: my commute time.
19.9 miles: total mileage of trip.
10: the number of times my new GPS (thanks Dad!) shouting “Keep left!” and such made me jump.
1: the number of times (noticed) that I was flipped off on the freeway.
3: the number of times I circled the building looking for a parking spot.
1: the number of times I went the wrong way down a one-way.
4-digit number: my educational award amount.
3-digit number: my monthly stipend.
6: other AmeriCorps members.
2: other AmeriCorps at my site, besides my site leader.
1: the number of times I spilled my coffee.
3: the number of young girls who asked “why is your hair so poufy?” (And I straightened it! A very rare occurence! Although apparently that hot stick is useless in the face of my hair.)
27: kids present at the Opportunity Center–where I will be spending most of my time from now on.
2: kids that may have actually liked me.
20: math homework problems that required my aid.
6: math problems I didn’t understand (mostly involving graphs).
3: math problems I couldn’t get right (mostly involving long multiplication).
1: math trick I was able to pass on.
0: years of math that I actually retained.
2: copies of The Idiot’s Guide to 5th Grade Math and Pre-Algebra I now need to purchase…if they exist.
9: hours on my first day.
1: hour stuck in traffic on my way home.
12: hours I slept in recovery.
Hopefully, you are not losing hope in me or the “I Have a Dream Foundation.” I may be way over my head…but it was only my first day. 🙂
Now, off to enjoy my four day weekend! Happy and safe one to all of you!