Thursday, September 04, 2008

One Year

Today marks one year that I have been at my job. It went by so fast I can hardly believe it.

One year ago I left the profession I had worked in for 17 years, trying to start new in a profession I knew very little about.

After countless interviews(upwards of 13! Seriously. I lost count after that), worry and anxiety and tears, I walked into the office I am in now for what would be my last job interview.

Ironically, I almost didn't make it to that interview. I was running late, got lost, and had to stop for gas. My cell phone had died and I had to use the payphone at the gas station to call and tell them I was going to be running late.

I came so close to calling and telling them I wasn't going to make it. But when I called DeAnn answered the phone and I chickened out and told her I was coming, but was running a little late.

Her response? "Oh, thank God. I was worried you weren't going to show up"! Apparently she had been interviewing all summer and many applicants simply failed to come.

This was so foreign to me, having been on so many interviews myself. Not once did I not show up for one. This was the first time it had ever crossed my mind not to show up, but I was so discouraged and positive that I wouldn't get the job that I had basically talked myself out of the chance of even being offered it.

But I did show up for the interview, and was offered the job on the spot,  and the rest, as they say,  is history!

It has not always been easy. There were times when I thought I wouldn't make it. It was such a huge change from everything I had known, from my last job.

But over the last year I have learned a lot and truly do love my job. Thanks DeAnn for making my job such a fun place to be!

Hopefully this is the start of many more years to come.


Joannah said...

I'm glad you're happy there. Life is better when you enjoy your job!

Tracy said...

Man, this year has FLOWN. I remember when you were looking for that job and it seems like it was about 3 months ago! Crazy!!

dmbonilla said...

Girl Im so glad you came to work for us. Thank you for your neverending hard work, and your great advice you have given me, and for always listening to me rant and rave about you know who. This year has been interesting for the both of us and I dont know what I would do without you. You kick ass at work and im glad we're friends too! Here's to many more one-year anniversaries!

Kylie's momma said...

WoW! One year already! Wasn't it like just last month you were still interviewing? What a fast year. And all the closer to Miss Sophie. Congrats on settling in and really liking where you are! You deserve it Michelle!
PS> Like the new music too :-)Thanks Lisa!

OH MY #6 said...

And, they are oh, so, lucky to have have you. It sounds like a pretty awesome fit.


Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

It isn't everyone that can say they love their jobs... I do in a weird way - well, sometimes but I don't love it... I need to be a lady of luxury sometimes... hehehe