As lame of an excuse as this is, I’ve been too busy to blog! The last 2 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. When I started my job in August, I had a 6 month ‘probation period.’ Well, the probation period ended and the real job began! I thought I was busy as a trainee, but it’s nothing compared to now. It’s weird. I didn’t realize how hesitant I was being as a trainee. I guess it was because I was the new girl, learning the new position, not knowing if it would last more than 6 months. Oh how things have changed!
My first ‘real world’ challenge was attending my company’s Marketing Plan presentations in Pittsburgh. Fun Kim Fact: That flight marked the 5th time I’ve ever been on an airplane. 3 of my 5 airplane experiences have happened since I landed this job in August. I should also mention that I LOVE AIRPORTS. (Seriously, I’m not even kidding! I’ve always loved visiting the airport.) Anyways, as I listened to the teams in my business unit present their 2011 plans, I realized how awesome this year is going to be. There are big plans ahead and I am extremely excited. After my week in Pittsburgh, I had 7 days back in the office. I should have spent those days catching up on work and getting started on upcoming projects. I did spend some time doing that…I also decorated my cube J I hadn’t put up any pictures because I didn’t know where I’d be after my 6 months. It’s so homey now! Well, as homey as a cube can be.
My company is opening new locations in the Phoenix market. About 10 minutes after I received my official job position, I also received a plane ticket to Phoenix. So here I am, spending time at the airport, people watching (one of my favorite hobbies). I’m super excited about this trip. Travel was one of the things I looked for in a job and it is definitely happening. Plus – this trip is to AZ - in February. I’m hoping to enjoy a little sunshine and a little baseball after work. I’ve been thrown head first into this market expansion project. It’s been challenging and a major learning experience – a sink or swim situation. I’m pretty pumped to say I’m swimming. No more hesitation, I’m making decisions like it’s my job (which it is, haha). Anyway, I have a giant sticky note hanging above my TV at home that says BLOG! So hopefully I’ll remember to post more often.
*Note - I wrote this yesterday at the airport but my internet and I were fighting. I'll have an AZ update later. The weather here is BEAUTIFUL!