On the heels of an incredible four-day, four-night trip back west to California, I figured now was probably as good a time as ever to update y’all on the latest and greatest goings-on. And boy, there’s been a lot that has gone on!
Maybe it’s because graduation season recently wrapped up (or because I myself have been interviewing non-stop and imagining life in a fresh corporate setting), but the question of how one can be successful in their new job has been bouncing around in my head as of late. So much so that I’ve decided to take a deep-dive into how you can show up and be your best self in that new role — both in the professional sense and the personal one.
Whether you’re new to the workforce and the impression you’re making is at job numero uno or you’re a seasoned worker starting over at a company you were recently hired by, here are some digestible tips to flourish during your first days on the job.
I’d like to say that I’m finally getting around to writing this because it is, quite literally, the 4th of July, but saying so just wouldn’t be truthful. I’m writing it because a dear friend of mine (again) quite literally brings up the subject of this post almost every. single. time that we hop on the phone to catch up.
“When are you going to write about Vermont?”
“Can’t think of anything to write? How about Vermont?”
“That Vermont post is long overdue.”
I heard ya, girlfriend (just a year and some late). Corinne, this one’s for you!
Whenever I’m feeling uninspired and empty of the will to write, reading the words that other writers have strung together is typically what pushes me out of the rut. Whether perfect or imperfect, relative or not, these articles and blog posts and books always end up reminding me why I love to write in the first place —
In a writer’s simplest story, shortest poem, most basic self-help article . . . there is, at the very least, someone who might find exactly what they’ve been looking for. I’ve been that ‘someone’ on more than one occasion.