Thursday, January 26, 2012

Me!? An Office Lady!?

If you are following my twitter you have probably seen that I managed to get the new job I wanted. I will now be working 8:30am - 5pm Monday through Friday. (Although I will still work every other Saturdays at my old job too for a little while longer.)

The thing that makes this new job so great is that it is only 15 minutes away from my house! I will no longer be spending 3 hours a day in transit! (Also it pays more...) So now I can wear more of the fashions I love. I can spend more time working on my blog and connecting to you lovely readers. And I can work on outfits for conventions and meet-ups.
Plus I have my own office. I'm an office lady! I never imagined I would ever be an office lady. I have worked in two different laboratories, have been a glorified babysitter at a mental institution, and now I am an office lady. Not that I am complaining! Working in a office is just as much of a job as doing anything else. I just never though I would be doing it. So I am a Patient Service Assistant in the Oncology department.
Now back to my office. Originally the room was just used for storage, but they cleared it out just for me. It is between the front desk where the four other women sit and our manager's office. There is a big window on the wall that looks out at a man-made hill with a rock waterfall fountain. I have my own personal phone line. And I am the only one with personal cabinets and cubicles. My desk is about 2x the size of the front desk areas and has a continuation to another area. I have been told that no one else is going to be hired though. So for now the whole office is mine!
This is so weird for me. I no longer have to wear laboratory gloves. I can style my hair anyway I wish. There are no jewelry restrictions. And I can wear whatever shoes I want. Why did I wait so long to try working in an office? This has been the best week I have had in a long time.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Challenge

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
--Maria Robinson

Happy New Year's everyone! How was your 2011? Happy to see it end? Or maybe you were wishing it would last a little longer? Anyway I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for all of us.

I hope everyone was able to complete their resolutions from last New Year's. But if you were unable to achieve your goals do not be discouraged. There is no use dwelling on things from the past. No one can go back and change what has or has not happened. All we can do is start from where we are today and work towards where we want to be next year.

I feel that I have done well with the resolutions and goals I set last year. I am going to try something new this year though. Rather than just making a bunch of resolutions and odd goals I am going to focus on working toward a few large goals. My resolutions this year are to work toward becoming a better blogger, getting ready for my wedding, and working toward going back to school.

Goals this year:
§ Become a better blogger
         Increase posting frequency
         Participate in more activities
         Take and post pictures
         Study professional blogger tips

§ Getting wedding ready
         Get fit
         Drink more water
         Finish wedding checklists

§ Going to school
         Choose between my school options
         Learn to drive
         Get a job closer to my home. (More time to study)

Everyone have a wonderful and safe night and a Happy New Year!

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