Friday, August 15, 2014

Day 31: Thirteen Weeks

I am sitting here in this office, where I have spent the better part of the past three months.
Forty hours a week, for thirteen straight weeks.

I remember how I felt the first day I arrived, completely clueless. I didn't know what to expect, wondering what would we be doing with these huge desks, marveling at the brand new equipment we got and wondering what to do with so many whiteboards. I was awed by all these successful people and wondering what the hell I was doing here in this place so close to the heart of innovation. I was pretending to be at ease and was quite petrified inside, not knowing anybody in the building.

Three months have gone by and I'm so comfortable here. I can see the whiteboards, full of small debated details fighting for space. I can see how much effort it took to organize the contents of my laptop, to make it readable for everybody. I can see the junk accumulated on my desk and amount of paper I seem to have doodled through. I am going to miss the lunches and the random catch phrases that nobody else will understand. I am going to miss the studio and the lovely people here who have taught me so much.

It's hard to believe that it's just been thirteen weeks.