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» Work attire is super casual and I get to wear jeans every day... #score
» There are ping pong and foozeball tables in the break room, which are regularly in use.
» All new employees are welcomed by having to give a timed 1-minute speech in front of everyone at their first company meeting (I'm pretty sure I resembled a beet while giving mine).
» There has so far been Pie Day, Beanie Day, Utah vs. BYU day, and I'm sure many more theme days to come.
» Last Friday they closed the office early and rented out a video game trailer for everyone. #isthisreallife?
» I don't have an office phone because I no longer have to communicate with clients... it's just me, the Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, and my headphones.
» I've worked on tons of social media graphics and am receiving super positive feedback from both the clients and my team!
» I turned in my health benefits form on Monday and will finally be insured after 4 years without. #itsabouttimebitches
All in all, I'd say things are going AWESOME! Well, besides the impromptu public speaking part...
It's surreal, actually. I'm finally doing what I've been trained to do on a professional level, which has made my day hours feel so much more fulfilling. Sure, there are still stressful moments just like with any job, but it's a different kind of stress - a stress that is worth going through because you know you're doing it for a reason you believe in.
The only downside of this new career is that when I come home I'm finding it hard to want to continue designing for freelance... sad, I know! I absolutely loved working with bloggers and designing their sites, but for the time being I've decided to shut down my design services page and put all that evening energy into keeping this blog up and running.
I think it's going to be a good move for me.
Have you ever had to put something you love on hold while pursuing other dreams?
P.S. I often wonder if anyone has noticed my back yard is basically made up of overgrown weeds. I mean, I'm sure many have, but thank you for not saying anything :)