Not quite five months at my new job, and I'm really starting to feel like I'm a part of things. Students recognize me and say hello in the halls and in the plaza. They greet me by name in the library, and remember the presentations I gave them. The people who work in the bookstore are happy to see me and wonder why it's been so long since I've dropped by. Today, my business cards came. I have business cards. I was at my last job for a year and I never got them; it was always "later, someday, maybe." But today that big beautiful box arrived and it made me so happy.
It's the litte things, really, that show how I've woven my way into the fabric of the school. It means a lot to me.