Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Gift

Pretty wrapping paper, huh? It reminds me of the gift that keeps on giving...my new lease on life thanks to the new job. I know I keep talking about it, but I am seriously in awe at how great my life has become since leaving my old job.

Today while talking with the Senior Designer, I had to smile when I realized how nice it was to finally talk about my projects with someone who actually 'gets' design. I was the solitary designer (creative) at the spa in a Marketing department full of women who knew NOTHING. They would tell me to use clip art, for crying out loud!

I no longer hear that my bosses are saying ugly things about me, such as the email someone had accidentally read once from one boss to the other, "Stacie's looking especially pathetic today, isn't she?". Thats only oe example. Nice women, huh?

I no longer have to withstand the glares from the Marketing Director when I popped in to her office in the morning to say hello. She would literally sneer at me while obviously looking me up and down, head to toe. And of course finish it off with a roll of the eyes as I turned to head for my office. I really think this was because I was much more slender than she is, so I tried not to let that bother me too much.

I no longer have to worry about leaving 5 minutes late. My projects can now come first, just the way I like it!

I am no longer severely underpaid, like I was at the spa even after 3 years there! I can actually buy something nice for family or friends, or even myself when I feel like it now!

I am no longer being smothered to death! I feel like I can actually breathe now. Truly, I feel as though I have been freed from a constricting cage!

So many new and wonderful things happening. I now head to work happy and relaxed and actually excited about the day ahead! This has been the best gift ever (aside from the birth of my son, of course)!


Anonymous said...

YAY!! I am loving your ew outlook on life!

Stacie said...

Thanks! Who is this? :P

Christie said...

I am so excited for you Stacie! You are so very talented and you were just wasting your time at that other place! I can't wait to see some of the stuff you are doing at the new place!

Love yoU!

Stacie said...

Thanks Christie! You're right about having wasted my time there. I feel like such an idiot now for staying so long!

Can't wait to show you some of the things I have been working on. So far, it's been the companies business card redesign, some logo comps, vector icons and now an ad! I am loving it!

I'm excited for you about your new job too! You are going to go far, girl!