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My First Days At Work

FerryI am very sorry for falling off the net for so very long. Getting into the swing of things at work was a little more involved than I expected it to be. Between figuring out the commute, getting everything ready for the kids the night before school, packing my own bag with things I need for work and all of the other stuff it takes to run a household and then actually going to work…. it’s a lot to get used to and by the end of the day I just want to collapse into bed.

But don’t think for a moment that I’m complaining because I’m totally not. I love my job. Not only do I love my job, I adore the people I work with. It’s been a tremendously positive experience and I feel so lucky to work with such an amazing bunch of people.

But before I tell you about that, let me fill you in on my commute. That picture above is the ferry I take into work each morning. It’s pretty awesome. There are tables where you can work as you commute, a cafe where you can get some coffee and breakfast and some of the boats even have television sets so you can watch the news. It totally beats sitting in the car in gridlock traffic!

WorkAnd as I mentioned before, my office totally rocks. It’s like something you see in the movies. There’s a receptionist that greets you in the lobby and you need a key card to access the elevators. And when you enter my actual office, it looks like a set out of Sex In The City. Super trendy and very classy. I smile every time I enter our doors.

Work OutfitRemember how I labored over what to wear to work my first day? Yeah, well I changed my mind about five minutes before I left the house. I wasn’t in a pink mood. Out went the pink tweed skirt and on went the black tweed skirt with the colorful weave. Don’t ask me why I changed my mind. My mind is a complicated thing to understand. Especially at 5:30am.

KeurigThe first thing I learned during orientation was where the coffee pot was located. And that’s a good thing because getting my brain working early in the morning requires quite a bit of caffeine.

So how do I like the actual job? It’s perfect. It’s everything I know how to do and there’s been no sitting around trying to find things to do to keep myself busy.

Quite the contrary. I’m already involved in three different projects that makes me wish that there were more hours in the day to work with. Boredom will not be an issue with this job. It’s also challenging. I’m learning all kinds of things about the pr world that I wish I knew as a blogger.

There’s so much planning and strategy that goes on when campaigns are put together. And I have so much more respect now for the work that goes on behind the scenes for a successful campaign. It’s been quite an education.

I have a lot more that I want to share with you, but to be honest, I’m bone weary. I’ll take some time over the weekend and write a proper post to give you some juicier details and pictures. But for today I just wanted to check in to tell you that I’m doing fine. More than fine. Actually, I’m really happy.

I’ll catch up with you more over the weekend. I hope you are having a fabulous week.


  1. I am so glad that you are loving it so much! I knew they would love you!! Hope that you found someone to go to lunch with – unless you have been lunching out with clients of course!! Well done you! xx

  2. Yay You!!!
    Sorry I have been AWOL – just catching up on all your excitement.
    Sounds like things are going beautifully. And oh how I love that you can take the ferry.
    Your colleagues and boss are lucky to have you.
    Best of luck with it ALL!
    – Lee

  3. Love the view from the ferry. Sounds like you’re off to an awesome start. Congrats. 🙂

  4. Crystal N says:

    Wow! The ferry ride sounds so cool as well as everything else you described. I am so happy for you. You GO girl!

  5. Yay!! I’ve been stalking the past few days hoping to get get the scoop! I’m so glad you love it and can’t wait to read more! 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Good morning Melanie. Thank you for the quick update and the pix of your new work environment. I’m so glad that you love the new job! Congratulations once again for taking the plunge and jumping into the work force and the I’m glad you like the ferry portion of your ‘rat race’ commute. Any time you can truly relax during your commute versus the tension of bumper to bumper is priceless. What beautiful views you have coming into the city. Is that the Odyssey boat in the back ground that you have written about before?

  7. SO very happy for you! You will find your rhythm soon enough on the home front. Enjoy!

  8. Glad you are doing well! Looking forward to more updates!

  9. Congratulations Melanie and God Bless. I hope everyday keeps getting better and better 🙂

  10. I’m dating myself, but the openings of “That Girl” and “The MTM Show” come to mind. I know it’s not all “diamonds and daisies,” however so glad you had such a wonderful start!

  11. What an awesome way to get to work! I’m so, so glad that you love your new job!

  12. When you woke up after your accident, would you, could you have thought this would be your life later on? I am so happy for you, right now. Just beaming!

  13. Hoping you weren’t on the MBTA ferry that ran aground near Hingham on Friday afternoon!

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