February 17, 2006

Work ride

The last three days at work have been the best yet. Tuesday I finally had a moment where I thought, “This is the whole reason I wanted to work with other web developers. This is the whole reason I’m here.” It felt great.

I’m getting assignments that have some challenge and that let me showcase my strengths. I feel like I’m being noticed as someone to go to with questions and problems. I’m being recognized for my accomplishments.

In two weeks I should have health insurance, paid vacation and the mark of a “real employee” instead of the temp I’ve been since November. I’m finding my place and my stride. It is a relief after so many weeks of wondering what the hell I was thinking for taking this position.

Tonight I even rode my motorcycle to work for the first time. While it snowed a foot back in Madison, it was 70 degrees down here. Vroom!


  1. just so you know……. it is -12 degrees here, with a windchill of -30!!!!!!!!!!! You are so lucky to be down in Atlanta.

    Comment by Arielle — February 18, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

  2. Dear Avacado and Salt,

    Just read the intro to Rick Bayless’s new book, Mexico, One Plate at a Time:

    “Was there ever a fruit so sensual as an avocado? So rough-hewn, dare-to-touch-me masculine on the outside, so yielding, inviting, soft spring green and feminine inside? “

    Comment by jar — February 23, 2006 @ 10:24 am

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