My first day was good. I was able to attend a local chapter meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. There were about 30 people there (mostly women) and everyone wanted to meet me because I was new. They were all so sweet and from non profits all over Shreveport. I found many organizations I'd like to get involved with, including one called Holy Angels, which is a home for mentally challenged adults. My name was even drawn to win a free book at the end of the meeting, which was fun. Everyone cheered for me that I won since they knew I was new.
I had a young woman walk up to me after the meeting and asked if she could take me to lunch some time and ask me about my background and how I got to where I was. She is just out of college and I was really impressed by her assertiveness. I had been talking to the head of a non profit at the time, and I thought she was waiting in line to talk to her, since she is obviously someone to know. Nope, she wanted to talk to me! I thought that was fun. I look forward to going to lunch with her and learning something from her as well. I don't always have the most assertiveness when meeting new people!
Last night when I got home, Stephen surprised me by taking me out to dinner to celebrate my first day on the job. We went to a nice little place by our house and had our usual cheese plate and wine. I love being able to sit with him after work and talk about our day. I'm such a lucky girl ;)
|Dinner after my first day at work|