Today was my first day as an AAE kick starting my career into the industry I’m obsessed with. Already I can feel the difference in the type of work and workload, and, to be honest, it’s scary to think that what if I’m just not as good at it as I thought I was.
It’s more real.
It’s harder and the expectations are set a lot higher.
I hope I made great “first impressions” but all I could think about was:
- All the horror stories my last UT PR professor told us about sitting in the conference room but sitting in the CEO’s chair and being laughed at or telling the media the wrong thing and sending the pitch to the wrong reporter. He was sort of intimidating. And Crazy. Wise and experienced but… crazy. (Professor Hemeyer, called out, you should really take him…). And…
- I would have stopped at 1; however, and unfortunately, I snagged my freaking pantyhose at 11 a.m. from my thigh down to my knee and by 6 p.m. it was down to my ankle. And THEN apparently, it was also snagged from the back. Thank you Urban Outfitters.
SO basically all day I was walking around trying to hide my left leg and trying really hard not to think about Hemeyer’s Hemeryisms of “always be prepared” and “always buy time” putting way too much pressure on my first day. Well maybe the second day will go a lot better… If I could get some sleep that is…. Is this a fever I feel coming on? Oh brother. What. After reading that FIRST sentence, you should have known I was going to complain all post long…