Sunday, December 6, 2009

Out with the diapers...

...and in with a desk. As of tomorrow I am officially rejoining the working world. Well, the "corporate" world anyway. While I fail to characterize my time as a nanny as "work" it should probably be put in that category. Child care is no walk in the park, but the upside is so rewarding it is easy to forget that you are "working".

So far the idea that tomorrow morning I will wake up, shower, do my hair, put on work clothes and head to an office still hasn't really become something I believe. It feels like I will hit the snooze four times, throw on some jeans or sweats and head over to see my favorite two under two. It is going to be a serious reality check driving downtown and having someone greet me with a handshake instead of, "MIIIIINE!".

What a change. I think it is bittersweet at this point. I am going to miss my daily routine with Chrissie and the little ones and my free afternoons. On the flip side, it will be great to actually be using my degree again and having a paycheck that reflects that. I am also anxious to meet some new people and challenge myself on a daily basis to earn that paycheck.

I need to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to Scott. He has been my support system in so many ways over the past year. Picking up my life and moving to San Francisco from Boulder has brought a lot of changes and I know I wouldn't have made it through without him. I am so fortunate to have him beside me as I take this next step. Scott, I love you and thank you.

So, what is this job I am going to be starting? I am going to work in advertising! For the past four years I worked in PR but actually graduated with a degree in Advertising. I am anxious to dive into this new world at Engine Company 1. The office is located in downtown San Francisco and has a staff of around 30 residing in an awesome office space. PERFECT! I really wasn't interesting in joining a huge team and this seems to be right up my alley. A huge thank you to Cindy for the introduction!!

Once I get settled in I will take some pictures of the office to share with you.

Well, time to pack my "back to work" bag and lay out my first day of work outfit (yes, I am a dork, but it is one less thing to be anxious about). Wish me luck!

Ok, one final thank you. Thank you to the entire Strand family for employing me for the past eight months and letting me be a part of your lives. I can't tell you how much I value the time that I got to spend watching the kids grow and being a part of that. I will miss our daily time together but can guarantee you I will insert myself in your life more than you care to see me! Be sure to send me lots of pictures and updates on what you all are up to and say Happy Birthday to baby Hassani for me on Tuesday ;-).


Crick said...

Love your post! We will miss you too! The Strands are VERY excited for you and your new job! Don't forget to use some of the skills you learned over have mastered "conflict resolution" and you don't take s**t from anyone!

Jacqueline Mariash said...

wahoo!!! Good luck today and have a blast! I am really excited for you. You will love the advertising biz.

Claire said...

YAY CONGRATS! I am very much looking forward to hearing about this new gig of yours.