One year down…a whole lot to go

March 25th, 2010 – I got a call that changed everything. It was my first job offer. A real big girl job! I was about to give a tour of the SMU to a bunch of prospective students, when my phone rang and the voice on the other end said “We’d like to offer you the position”. It was just a thrill to be able to share the good news with my tour group as parents constantly ask what your post-grad plans are when they find out that their tour guide is a graduating senior. What a joy it was to be able to tell them that I had a job!

Friday, April 30th, 2010 – First day of my real life big girl job. That’s right – I started even before I graduated. They put a lot of faith in the fact that I would indeed graduate from SMU (yes, I might have begun to slack off after getting that job offer, risking my chances of not actually starting…). I remember setting all my paperwork and manuals down at my cube to find a Sprinkles cupcake and a fresh stack of fancy business cards waiting for me. Everything was so shiny and new – including my new Cole Haan leather pumps (big girl shoes for a big girl job with a big girl job price tag…)

After my first day of work – showing off my new professional business cards!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 – It’s been a year, a WHOLE year since I’ve had this job. Not many things in my life have lasted a whole year…I’m not even sure I can say that I’ve had a relationship that lasted 1 year without any minor breakups. Every year, for the past 5 years, I’ve had a different address, job, haircut, joined new clubs, quit old clubs, made new friends…the list goes on. It’s amazing how fast time flies the older I get. There are lots of new things to come in the next year as well! I’ll yet again, have a new address (maybe even a Texas driver’s license), I want to take the CAIA test, I might be living by myself, I’ll be attending weddings (and in a wedding), going to Junior League meetings, playing more golf (aka lowering my handicap), participate/join a charity organization…and I’m sure there will be many new things that I haven’t even planned for.


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