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July 27, 2014


via #girlboss

via #girlboss

so, what am i doing now, you ask?  good question.

a week ago, i checked into a hotel room in richmond, virginia.  after spending the weekend at the beach with my bestest girlfriends at a wild rumpus of a wedding, hotel rooms were not new and different, but being alone in one – sans bed jumping/margarita partners – was.  i tucked in, tuckered out and apprehensive for what lay ahead.

starting a new job is never easy.  but starting a new job after leaving a job that was less than ideal is even more difficult.  i had all these things in my head. expectations, warning signs, worries, and fantasies.  i never thought i’d jump ship and go corporate…and then i did exactly that.  this new, corporate job, at a bank no less, came with a signing bonus (hello!) and full-fledged onboarding/bootcamp program designed for the new employees they hire each week.   70+ newbies started in my class.  we all ate lunch together in the cafeteria and swapped acronyms for job titles.  there are the da’s (data analysts) and the pmdp’s (project management development program-ers) and everyone’s favorite, the auditors.  and then there was me.  well, three of me to be exact because my team in recruiting added three new people this week alone.  consider that i’m coming from an office of three total employees.  needless to say, all of this was a little overwhelming.

and then we joined our team.  after 1.5 days of on boarding and playing board games and endless trips to the dessert bar, we were thrown to the wolves.  imagine watching an evening of the bloomberg channel and then being expected to join the trading floor the next day.  that’s what happened tuesday afternoon.  and every minute between 1:31 p.m. tuesday and 5 p.m. friday was filled with brow furrowing and ugly sweating and brain thumping because i was way stretched.

i’m ecstatic.  and i’m way pumped about this new opportunity (yak, i hate that word).  the people and the cupcakes are sweet and the job promises to utilize my full cranium.  last night i bought myself a sleek new bkr water bottle because i figured a new year ahead requires good hydration?  and i’ve even tempered my nail polish to fit the corporate vibe of my new life.  there’s no telling where this job might take me…and that’s exactly where i want to go.

all on-board!


One Comment leave one →
  1. Notorious permalink
    July 28, 2014 7:35 pm

    Finally…..some needed rhinestones… least you are back in time for PACKERS!!! Congrats on the new job and outlook/approach to live….Notorious

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