What is it like to sift through 17 years’ worth of office work?
I see success. Failures. Growth.
I see naïveté. Optimism. Battles fought.
I see the transition of a fresh-out-of-college graduate in an entry level position doing tasks she disliked to someone who made it to a position that was more suitable.
I see routine. Product life cycles. Remnants of discontinued products.
Countless stacks of articles that have been edited, re-edited and published.
Old correspondence. Ghosts of employees past who I have banished from memory. Names long erased and barely familiar.
I see emails outlining new ideas, new packages, new campaigns.
I see reminders of my shortcomings. My unfinished ideas. I still love them and believe in their viability. I don’t have the resources to finish them… yet.
I see handwritten thank you cards. Christmas cards that have warm sentiments. Long forgotten doodles my coworker and I have drawn on scraps of paper.
Plastic cockroaches, spiders and other creatures are strewn on and in my desk. I enjoyed keeping coworkers and guests wondering about me. I debated throwing them away, but it’s time. Well, maybe I’ll keep the cockroaches. Those are always useful. 🙂
I collected dozens of photos to illustrate this blog but decided the text was visual enough. Sometimes less is more.
I have more text floating in my head that will become permanent in the days to come. The photos will be included at that time.
Date: January 6, 2018