I know it’s only Thursday but I think it’s safe to say I’m embracing East Coast life. I’ve already adopted and equestrian themed wardrobe and looked up whether or not a Pandora lobster charm is available for my charm bracelet (don’t worry there is). So far my career as Seafood marketing Barbie has been going surprisingly well considering I am a vegetarian with no experience in marketing. Either that or I’m SO bad that my manager simply feels sorry for me and doesn’t know how to break it to me that I’m like the worst intern she’s ever encountered. I prefer to believe that I’m just a natural, especially because I’m loving it SO much.
The first few days of my brand new big girl job have been just riveting! I haven’t ever had a corporate job. I’ve never had my own desk, or my own computer or a reason to wear my cute silky tops from J.Crew (other than just liking cute silky tops). On the first day when they assigned me to my gray little cubicle and handed me the Staples catalogue to leaf through and pick out supplies I just about died of excitement. I couldn’t believe I was getting my own set of highlighters let alone my own little space half the size of my room at the Frat house. Don’t even get me started on the thrill I get from writing down “meetings” in my Kate Spade Agenda. Oh oh or my business email account…every-time someone emails me my heart beats a little bit faster…it’s the little things in life guys.
I don’t want to get too overly eager (or bore you with all the details) since it is only the first week after all, but I’m sort of digging this whole corporate girl, marketer thing. The girls on my team all carry Tory Burch bags and Kate Spade phone covers and reference “Mean Girls” (even my manager)! It’s like…they’re me but they have Canadian accents and their lives together! I know eventually the newness will wear off and I won’t love working a 9-5 job everyday. Monotony gets boring even if you’re doing something FABULOUS, but for now I’m happy and I think that is a good sign. I know a lot of people don’t like being trapped alone at a desk all day, or dislike the “pay close attention to detail” tasks I’ve been assigned but I like it. I like being given my own projects (to work on alone!) but coming together with a group to brainstorm and share each day. It appeals to the outgoing introvert within me (Give me alone time and then come back because I’ll miss you),
How do you work best (for school or at work)? Do you have a dream job? I don’t think I necessarily have a dream job but rather a dream set of qualities I want in a “dream job”.