June 1

Today I start working at a German import store and deli. It's crazy that I'm so excited; I have a long history of much-despised jobs, but I am hopefully determined that this one will begin a new era in the employment of Lizzy Derksen. The position itself is not thrilling, it's just that I am tired of letting work make me sour and miserable when all the time I am out in the world meeting people who may be interesting, and making money to support myself, to send me to school, and to buy books and melons.

I'll report when I've come home to my husband and my first soup stock on the stove.