Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm Floursing at my New Job (and so is my plant)!

Three weeks have gone by at my new job and I'm really loving it! For the first time in a while I have been excited to go into work! And yes, sure, there are times when it can be tedious and all the stereotypes about office life are there - especially since I'm now sitting in a cubicle instead of my own office (sigh). But I really think that this position is a place where I can bloom. And much to my parents' delight, I now have an official legal position as opposed to my less traditional title in the last office. "A lawyer at last!" they proclaim - just in time for them to publish my Engagement Announcement in the paper. Coincidence?

Shtinkycat recently wrote about her late blooming flower and what it means for the market (a great entry!) so I'm going to borrow this concept to explain my career progress as demonstrated through my little office plant.

I got this little guy a few years ago when I first started my last job. It was a gift from my ex-boyfriend and it's actually sprouts from a larger plant. It sat in my office window for a long time and although the leaves turned red a bit, it never really grew. Still I brought it along to my new job because I liked it and there was no way I was leaving it at home to my destroyed by my cat.

Wouldn't you know that a mere week in the office and the plant has sprouted up so much! Like me, it is very content with the new light and finally has somewhere it can grow!

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is by the way? I am so dense when it comes to these things.


Daizy said...

Looks like your plant is a member of the Jade family. How great that you got a new job in this economy AND that you like it! I am so excited for you. Having a job I love it my ultimate goal.

Shtinkykat said...

Glad to hear that you're doing wonderfully at your new job! You haven't written anything about it so I assumed you were buried. I can't tell you what plant that is, though. BTW, I'm not a closet Kermit fan, I'm a flaming Kermit fan! LOL.

Jim ~ said...

My wife recently accepted a job too. She's been waiting for the right job that she could focus her BS and MA towards. I know she's excited to start next week.

Glad you are really enjoying your new job. Don't feel bad about the cubicles, it is what it is and just stay off speakerphone. Enjoying a job makes it not feel like work because it's something you want to do.

Sallie's Niece said...

Jim that's great news!