Of course I don't want to change who I am, they did hire me for me. But its still hard the first couple of weeks when you can barely remember people's names and are stumbling home every night with a brain made of mush from all the information you've crammed in all day.
I also want to be taken seriously. I haven't really ever spoken about what I do on the blog before, but I guess it could be time. I work in media research which is basically the who, what, where, when, why and how of media consumers. Ever hear people toss around phrases about a shows "ratings"? That's a really basic example of what I analyze. This helps the network understand what they are doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how they can sell ads.
I was formerly doing this for a media agency and now for CNN. Working for CNN is a dream come true for a former journalism student/huge-nerd. In high school we were asked to write our own obituaries and mine talked about how I worked at CNN. So even though I'm not on the content side of things...its a big-fucking-deal for me.
I want this to great. To make friends or at the very least be on friendly terms with everyone, to be taken seriously and to exceed expectations in my work.
While I'm in the office learning everything I can to make me good at this job, I don't want to be thinking about my clothes. Of course I will be a little because I love fashion, but I don't want it to interfere with anything I do here.
Here is something really simple I put together on Monday for work. Just because I'm feeling honest-- I changed into flats for most of the day. Nobody wants to be the girl who can't keep up her second week of work because of her ridiculously high heels.