Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A little update.

This week has stretched me in a good way! I get so nervous on first days of any kind, but my apprehension dissolved when I sat down at my desk the first day. These past couple of days, I have been trying really hard to memorize what the process is for everything they are currently teaching me. I want to remember it so I'm not having to ask them all the time. Of course, if I am stumped I will ask questions-work goes smoothly that way. And for the most part, I feel like my training is going smoothly. I'm pretty happy about it, but I know there will be things that I need to take my time to learn.
All of the women training me have been super sweet. In my department, there are all women who are around my age. I'm really hoping that I make friends at work as well. I would love to have people who I go to talk, and I want them to feel free to talk to me. That is SO important to me that I feel like I have a community of friends at work. I know that doesn't always happen, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will. One person brought me a cute container of purple push pins for me to use to decorate my cube. It was really nice! I need to get some pictures up today! Other than that, I am hoping that I don't get too red when I am introduced in a meeting today. I am having so many feelings and thoughts right now. I am hoping to fit in with everyone.


xoxo

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P.S. I feel like I am making a concious effort to plan things now that I am working full time instead of part time. Does having a full-time job or just being busy automatically make you better at time management?

P.P.S. For some odd reason, Billy didn't find that modern chicken coop as cute and amazing as I did. I was shocked but not really. ha

(Photos via: Audrey Hepburn Complex)

19 Sweet Notes:

b. lee said...

sounds like things are going smoothly * * hope u have a super day!

Renée said...

These photos are so beautiful!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Natalie, any one would be blessed to call you "friend". Just be yourself and all should fall into place. God has you right where you are at this point in time for a specific reason.

Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all you heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will direct your paths."

Have a wonderful day!

Emilyann Of Iowa said...

Cuuute pictures!!!


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Allie said...

I'm glad work is going well, Natalie:) Hope you can meet a great group of gals there, too!
*Allie*

Jenna said...

Yum- I want one (okay actually five) of those macaroons! Macaroons always remind me of Nora and Torvald in Ibsen's "A Doll's House." Weird, I know.

It sounds like the people you work with are nice- how thoughtful to bring you cute, purple pushpins for your cube.

I didn't realize how much fun work could be until I started my job at the salon with so many great women. Some of my co-workers there are my closest friends, and I always look forward to work (okay, maybe not those early Saturday morning shifts) because I know I will be laughing and having fun with the women I work with! :)

Anonymous said...

good luck girlie! hope everything is going well. starting a new job can be stressful but it sounds like you are doing well.
i work in such an amazing environment with the BEST coworkers. it really helps to come into work everyday and have friends there. hopefully that happens for you soon!

Rebecca said...

I'm really pleased your job is working out for you! :)

Kristen said...

That's so exciting! It's so much fun to work with people you actually get along with! I hope you make those connections with your co-workers!

Leah said...

I'm so glad your new job is off to a good start! Work isn't half as bad when you look forward to the day. And I'm glad the women you're working with seem to be nice too, I hope you continue to become good friends with them! :)

Lindsay said...

Glad to hear work is going well so far - it's always a plus when you like the people you work with! I'm sure you'll easily make friends with them, you seem like such a sweet person! :)

Dazel said...

First days are nerve racking for everyone I think.. Even the first few weeks.. But glad you're liking the new job and friends at work are definitely important so hopefully the other girls turn out to be nice too :)

Jess said...

Congrats on the new job! I know you're doing awesome!

Claire said...

I think the busier you are the more you get done. Somehow you just manage your time better!

I'm so excited for you about your new job. Congrats! I'm sure you'll make plenty of friends!

Claire

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Andrea said...

I always feel the exact same way when I start a new job. So many times I have had thoughts of quitting on my first day. It's so comforting to know that it will get better . It can only get better. Good luck, you'll be great!

pics-o-andrea

Brooke said...

I'm glad things are going great! Don't worry pretty soon you'll be a PRO and know everyone and have tons of friends :)

Brandi said...

Glad to hear that everything is going well for you Natalie! :)

Katie said...

There's nothing better at work than having support there. People that WANT to help, that offer to help and are patient. It sounds like you have that :)

xoxo
Katie