Friday, October 19, 2012

On Which She Begins To Understand THE NEXT STEP

"I get up at seven, yeah,
And I go to work at nine.
I got no time for livin'.
Yes, I'm workin' all the time.

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am.
I guess that's why they call me,
They call me the workin' man.

So I get home at five o'clock,
And I take myself out a nice, cold beer.
Always seem to be wond'rin'
Why there's nothin' goin' down here.

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am.
I guess that's why they call me,
They call me the workin' man."

(Rush  - Working Man)

So I'm officially a member of the "Working Force". 

It's quite overwhelming.  It's fast paced.  There is so much to learn and absorb, so many people to know.  So many things to do.

In other words - it's freaking awesome!

I've written many time about my life's road map and the PLAN and all that other good stuff.  But honestly, my entrance into the Land of the Employed has always been a great mystery to me.  A fuzzy picture in which I always imagined myself dressed in business attire and doing a variety of tasks with various people - but the details never actually swimming into focus amid the haze.

And yes, I do wear business attire (except Fridays) and I am performing a variety if tasks (or, more specifically, learning how vast and, well, varied those tasks are.

For those of you who don't know, I'm actually working in my in-laws family business.  Throughout my work search, they have offered to have me work there (in the industry I was always interested in no less) but I originally was against the idea of working so close with family.  After all, I was just adjusting to being a part of their family and I was afraid that no one there would actually take me particularly seriously- just the bosses' new daughter in law coming in like she owns the place and all that.

Two things swayed me - the first was that my father in law seemed to very sincerely...excited by the prospect of having me there and of teaching me the craft.  I found that extremely touching to be honest.  The second? I couldn't even get a nibble at other jobs except to be "The face" in reception.  Um, no thanks.  I make my own coffee and that's it.

So I've been here a week.  I'm sitting in meetings, getting a run of the office, and learning at the feet of a successful businessman who treats me well. 

Oh and I get to be with David every day.  We even did Lunch Wednesday.  Awwww.

So that's the first week update.  I'm happy and everything's exceeding expectations.

Can't wait for the weekend!

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