It's normal for people to bake cupcakes in celebration of themselves, right? No? Not so much? Awkward turtle?
Gratitude Journal, November 15th, 2011:
1. My job.
2. My coworkers.
3. My job.
4. My coworkers.
5. My job, my job, my job.
Today marks my official one year anniversary as an employee at Weebly, Inc.
Happy anniversary, Self and Job!!!! (hence the celebratory cupcakes with orange Weebly "W"s on them).
I cannot physically send enough gratitude out for where I work and the people I work with. I have to pinch myself, weekly, at how freaking lucky I am to be a Weebly. The support they have shown to me over the past few weeks especially--while I attempt to handle a personal matter 3,000 miles away from the source--has left me feeling so incredibly loved and appreciated and...well...understood.
This is a rare mix of people.
I'm genuinely so un-phased by the fact that I work with 13 boys that when people react with shock or questions of "really!? oh my gosh do you hate that?!" I am so confused.
Hate it? Hell no! I freaking love it! I love the complete and utter lack of drama. I love the playfulness these young men embody while balancing a quirky yet disciplined work ethic, drive and motivation. I love making them feel awkward when I announce in the middle of lunch "I just really love us."...which is most often met with uncomfortable nods and smiles. I love our adventures together. I love that I can burp louder (and better) than any of them. I love that they treat me as an equal. I love that they cultivate creativity in awesome ways. I even love the battle of the bathrooms where I'm currently fighting for 1/3 restrooms in the office to be a Womens only potty. I am losing. Badly. (But I am still fighting!)
I say this often to my friends here at Weebly but I am most deeply grateful to this career for helping me stand on my own after several years of feeling like I was continuously knocked down. I am grateful for the chance they took on me. I am grateful for the love (yes, the love, as it comes in many shapes and sizes) they extend to their team daily. I promise to always pay this type of kindness forward.
So, to my dear, sweet, kind, funny, silly, loyal, creative, immensely hard working and brilliant Weeblies I just have to say thank you. This has been one of the best and most fulfilling years of my life.
You helped me find my wings again.
Cheers to many anniversaries to come!