I love being able to close my office door and have absolute silence. It is nice. I have so much reading to do, and the solitude helps me get it done faster.
I'm still feeling out of place, but that will just take time I guess. You know how you feel when you are missing someone? That is the best way to describe how I feel. A little lonely, a little displaced. My other jobs afforded me comfort in that I hit the ground running on the first day - but that was a rare luxury I now know. What I am doing here is not that difficult in the grand scheme of things, but I do have some challenges ahead of me for producing change when people don't know me.
I am much more tired at the end of my days here, that's for sure.
My personal life? I'm still battling the same demons - they never seem to get tired - but I'm pushing through the best I can.