Friday, August 12, 2016

My job(s).

I just celebrated my third anniversary at my 9-to-5. And I still really like my job. I’ve been lucky to move around quite a bit over the last couple of years and have touched pretty much every account, so that’s been rewarding. And the people I work with are great. I tend to always like the people I work with—I’ve also been lucky in always being surrounded with smart folks who are actually really good at what they do—but at this company the teams have always been uniformly amazing.

And I still get to be creative with my work at Chicagoist, so that helps keep me satisfied too. I’m in more of a senior advisory role there now, and less of a day to day writer, which was a bit of an adjustment at first. But now we have have a full time team there that’s killing it so I feel our A&E coverage is in excellent hands.

I think if there’s anything that’s lacking it’s more on my end: I need to let the people around me know I appreciate them more than I do. I can be snarky and sarcastic and sometimes I forget to temper that with the forthrightness that allows people to know how much I respect and admire them. That’s something I’m working on. In fact I even took a colleague out to lunch this week, and that’s something I’ve never done, believe it or not!

So I’m a lucky dude, and I always treasure that. I think I just need to do a better job of letting the people around me know that’s how i feel about them too.

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