day to begin

Monday September 26, 2005

I awoke knowing that it was my first day of my new career. I was ready for the day to begin. I had planned out my outfit the night before and even flossed before I went to bed.

When I woke up I called Jake and asked him if he wanted to go for a walk. I haven’t exercised in months. Let alone gotten up early to do it. We walked in the misty morning rain.

I shaved my legs. I sprayed volumizing tonic in my hair. I threw an apple in my purse. I set my tape to record Oprah.

I now have an office (okay…it’s only a cubicle) but it has a desk and a computer and a telephone and office supplies (which is my favorite part). There was even a plant welcoming me! I am going to have a business credit card. I get vacation hours and sick leave and insurance.

I will be working afternoons and nights now (which means I will have to do some serious taping of my shows, but that is okay). I am working with college students. Today I found out these students are exceptional and talented; which is so exciting!

I know I made a good first impression today. And that makes me feel really great.


  1. ben ingman says:

    That’s awesome news Anne. Glad you had a great first day on the big job. After talking to Jake it sounds like you are getting along pretty well with your bosses too. Rockin.

  2. Christa says:

    I am so happy for you Anne! I know you will fit in well with all of the people you work with, both students and staff. You are an incredible person with so much to offer. Congratulations Anne, and office supplies, well that’s just the cat’s meow!!

  3. Ariel1980 says:

    Students sound fun to me: proximity to the young keeps us young. Sometimes I feel fifty, but when I am with people my age or younger, I’m peppy again. Let me qualify this by saying that I am still just 25…but still.

    You got a plant?

  4. Marissa says:

    Congrats Anne! This is all so exciting and it happened so quickly! I’m so glad for you!

  5. Amanda says:

    yay! sounds awesome anne, congratulations. i love all your preparations!

  6. Anne says:

    Thanks Ben! Everyone I have met has been super nice and helpful!

    Wow Christa, thank you for your kind compliments!

    Ari, students are fun! I sorta feel like I am in collge again…I have to keep reminding myself that I am the “supervisor” now though! ha! And yes I did get a plant. It was on my desk when I arrived, there was even a little note from the staff! I thought that was a nice gesture!

    Thanks Marissa! It did sorta happen quickly…but just in the nic of time…my money was way low. Too low. So I am definitely glad about the job!

  7. Anne says:

    Thanks Amanda!! Going from pj’s all day to volumizing tonic sure is a jump! But you gotta impress on that first day! :)

  8. Jayleigh says:

    yay! exciting! I knew you could do it!

  9. Cheryl says:

    It sounds awesome! I’m glad you’re so excited and that things started so well, Office supplies and plants!

  10. still_figuring_out says:

    that`s great news! i love office supplies as well. and a plant on your desk? that`s just awesome.

  11. Anne says:

    Jayleigh, my favorite office supplies have to be perfectly sharpened pencils and new pads of paper! I just love them!

  12. Jayleigh says:

    Oh yes. No mechanical pencils for me… they have to be REAL WOOD, and perfectly sharpened. hehe

  13. Delhui says:

    Oh, Anne, that’s wonderful! And your joy in office supplies is shared by me as well. I’ve got a real thing for Pilot VBall pens and the three-hole punch… not to mention access to a Xerox copier. :)


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