It’s quite apparent that posts have been sporadic within the last two weeks. I’d like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes on my last post. That meant more to me than you know. Life has been keeping me quite busy but I managed to figure most of some things out. I’ll make this post short and to the point simply because my reader has 395 unread blog posts that I need to catch up on. So here’s a recap of how the start of my career went..
The first three days were strictly for orientation mainly to get us acquainted with company standards, ethics, rules, and conduct. For the most part, it was very interesting but there were some parts where I fought to stay awake. I think that was mostly due to the fact that I wasn’t snacking all day like I usually do to maintain my energy. We received our laptops, filled out mounds of paperwork, were warned about what not to do with our company credit cards (read:bubbles were burst), and things of the like. I think the most exciting part of orientation was meeting everyone and seeing so many familiar faces from undergrad. I also loved the exercises that we had to do as a team because it really gave us a chance to mesh with one another.
There are some things that I’m not sure I can discuss so excuse me for being so vague. Ya girl is NOT trying to get fired before her first paycheck. Work with me.
I do want to mention how I am holding true to the promises that I made myself. At previous jobs, I was always considered the “quiet one that never really talked.” And while that may be true, I had all the reason not to converse with certain people. In my defense, I’ve never had a job where there was much professionalism and I didn’t want to associate myself with certain people. But, this time, as I have started my career, I promised myself that I won’t be so anti-social and “quiet.” I’ll break out of my shell, tear these walls down that I carefully built with my own two hands.. without ANY regard, and I’ll step outside of my introvertive self.
And I did. Over sushi.
I kept the photo ops to a minimum not because I was afraid of being known as the She who takes pictures of damn near everything, but because I was too engulfed in the conversations that were being had. Within the last few days, we’ve had to consume so much information so it was nice to talk to one another about our personal lives. One thing that I love most about Big Blue is how immensely diverse the work environment is. And that diversity followed us to the sushi bar. You would think that we’d known each other forever how much we laughed with one another. I didn’t want it to end. But, my little ones who had just come back from Dallas were waiting on me. And I couldn’t wait to hear their stories.
So, life at Big Blue is wonderful. It’s exciting. It’s fun. And I’m ready for all that’s to come.