It’s only been five days but I LOVE MY JOB. Is it weird to be so bold after such a short period of time? It feels weird but not really, if you know what I mean. While I just barely clocked in a full workweek, I am very happy presently. I am excited to wake up and get to work, I’m excited at work, when I’m heading out (not because it’s over, but because I had a great day – yes, it’s sickening), and I’m excited to be able to do it all over again the next day.
I’m so excited that I pick out my clothes the night before.
The first day was a little overwhelming but not in a scary “What am I doing here?” way, but more in an energizing “I can so do this!” way. Every day I learn a new aspect of my job responsibilities, which is almost like unwrapping a present every day, and I’m looking forward to the moment when I’m aware of what I’m supposed to be doing and can just get it done without direction. Sometimes, when I listen to my coworkers talk, I’m amazed at how knowledgeable they are about what we do and I’m kind of jealous that they can so easily explain things, but that’s silly because I know that with enough time, I’ll be able to speak just as soundly as they do.
And you know what? I cannot wait for that moment.
After being out of work for the past two years, I’m very grateful for this opportunity. I was just thinking on Friday how amazing God is. He provided me with the perfect job where I feel satisfied and challenged and one that I can grow into. I definitely risked it by being so picky but I have to say this was definitely worth it (even my Mom had to admit that she was glad I didn’t settle for just anything even though she was pressing me to). I work with a group of amazing people and I know that I can and will make a meaningful contribution. I’m not bored during the day (I’m actually too busy most of the time to even check my Gmail account for most of the day which is so radically different than my last job) and the time just flies by. Seriously, I get in, start my computer up, go through some emails and suddenly it’s an hour later.
What I really like is that I have a defined set of responsibilities and reports to create (I get to create my first one on my own next week. Yes, I am unapologetically excited by this) and none of it feels like “busy work.” I really like coming in every day and knowing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. I don’t have to worry about hovering around my boss’ desk sniffing out something, anything, to do. Right now I’m still in the training phase, learning a new piece to my job everyday, but in a short time, most likely starting next week, I’ll be released on my own to assist with client work (which includes billable hours. I’ve never had billable hours before!) creating those lovely reports and doing some data analysis, campaign management, search engine optimization and managing social media profiles.
Yes, I do kind of get paid to tweet and Facebook, granted, not my personal accounts (ironically, I don’t have much time to check my own accounts), but the company’s account. I have an uncanny knack of landing in some pretty cool jobs.
Now if I could only figure out what to say for my company bio.