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My first day….

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Today I went to the office.

For the first time in more years than I’m going to tell you!

I took my new briefcase and wore a business suit and became an accountant again.

And I loved it!

My colleagues are nice, the office is relaxed and friendly. They gave me flowers. There are free Mars bars by the coffee machine and the coffee is Nespresso, my favourite. I got to have a nice lunch with grown-ups!

Despite the fact that I spent the day learning about the computer system and dealing with taxes and VAT, the hours flew by and I came home from work on a high.

And the house hadn’t fallen down in my  absence.

I think I’ll go back tomorrow. The dog is coming in tomorrow and I’d hate to miss him.

I have the feeling I’m going to enjoy this and it’s going to do me good. It’s also made me – even after a day – noticeably more efficient with my time. Which is a good thing, right?




21 Responses to “My first day….”

  1. Susan Says:

    So very, very pleased for you, Helen.

  2. Catherine Says:

    Excellent news! glad it went well

  3. Lush Says:

    Congratulations! Isn’t is funny to be glad to be going to work?? LOL

  4. Susan Says:

    Sounds great – and the Nespresso is a great plus! thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. moira Says:

    fab! having a grown-up conversation during the day spurned me back to work. Yay

  6. Flying Blind Says:

    Yay – first big step of many – glad it was a great experience xxx

  7. Julie Says:

    I am so happy it went so well, Helen! Many hurrays coming from Minnesota! xxoo

  8. CarlaHR Says:

    Helen, so glad that the first day at work went well. Yes, of course, you have to go back tomorrow for the coffee, mars bars and the Scottie – not necessarily in that order. Flowers too – what a nice touch to welcome a new employee

  9. Diane Neale Says:

    You have to go back for the dog, if nothing else!!! I’m so pleased you have found a place where you are comfortable.

    I have a couple of suits gathering dust in the wardrobe if you need them.

  10. Katy Says:

    Yay, so glad you had fun, and yes, you must go to meet the dog 😀

  11. paige Says:

    it’s so nice to have lunch with adults. Even with the first day “who will I eat with” jitters! Glad everything turned out so nicely for you!

  12. MelD Says:

    What a novelty! Enjoy…!

  13. Vreni Says:

    That’s great to know. Fist days can be a bit intimidating, so it’s good that they made you so welcome.

  14. Elisabeth Says:

    I was thinking of you yesterday 🙂 I’m glad you had a good first day and hope all your days will be good.

  15. Cindy Says:

    Good for you!

  16. Sarah Says:

    Yay! I thought you’d love it. It feels good to use your brain for different things. AND Mars bars and Nespeesso, oh my!

  17. diane stanley Says:

    So now this job is your new hobby. Glad it went well on the first day

  18. Lun Says:

    So glad you had fun. Mars bars and Nespresso sounds good too. I know what you mean about being more efficient – when on holiday just getting up dressed and breakfasted can take til half 9 whereas on work days I’m out by eight. Only problem for me is being too tired to sew in the evenings, especially by the end of the week.

  19. Leanne Says:

    I can just see you, it sounds like you are right back at it. I am so glad you are having fun.

  20. Susan Ramey Cleveland Says:

    There’s a dog works at your office? Cool!

  21. Annabella Says:

    I need to work out how to put your blog on google reader so that I don’t have to remember to come over. Sorry to be so late in seeing this Helen – so gald you are enjoying the new job!