Thursday, August 30, 2007

Douglas Adams

The caffienated libarian who I found courtesy of my brother provided me with a great quote today to describe how I am feeling about work. Douglas Adams gave us, "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." I have just started (last week) my first official full time "job." Not that the Analyst Program I just graduated from wasn't a job, but it had definitive start and end dates, and limited me in the scope of what I could achieve by the 8 month time frame in each rotation. Also, in the two years I was doing it, I sometimes had to work on stuff I didn't care much about, or better said, couldn't be passionate about. But now, I think I have found something that is not only interesting enough that I won't dread coming back to work every morning, but also is going to give me skills that will be useful in whatever field or industry I move to next (since I know financial services is not the last stop for me). To do a quick description my job is basically a hybrid of three things: communications, training, and sales. All of these jobs give me a chance to use both my organizational skills (since they are by nature multi-tasking roles) AND my presentation/communication skills. That pang I felt during the first year after graduation where I realized it was the weekend, but I wasn't getting to debate? I just ignored it, instead of saying, hey this probably means I'd like to be speaking or presenting more often in my job, since I enjoy it so much. But now that I've figured that out, it's all good. And so for the time being, I'm still with my same firm (a.k.a. "the man" for the purposes of this blog), and I'm actually happy about it.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Isn't that just a super feeling?