I survived the first week at my new job. Day one was terrifying but fairly simple. Day two was confusing and slow. Day three I already started working on “real work.” Day four we had a party. Day five I was exhausted.
I’m already starting to feel normal walking into work every morning. I’m getting to know my coworkers (they’re all pretty great) and I’m getting comfy in my little corner of the office.
Working downtown is a dream come true for me. Soon enough I’ll live downtown too. Everything has happened so slow, but so fast, and I can’t believe I’m actually sitting at this desk. I already enjoy the work I’m doing as a philanthropy coordinator. It’s lots of writing letters and thank yous and keeping track of our donors. I’m so thankful for all of the great experience I had working at Iowa Public Radio and studying at the University of Iowa. It’s already paying off.
I remember when I was in college I would always look to people who graduated ahead of me and just kind of stalk them. I would look at their resumes or Linkedin profiles and just wonder how they reached any level of success after graduation. It’s so strange to think that someone might be doing that to me right now (and if you are, shoot me an email! I’ll talk to you!)