So a whole month has flown by, the first month of the year is gone! On 3 January 2012 I started working for a company called Glossybox.co.za, I am the Social Media and Content executive for Glossybox South Africa and man oh man, am I proud of myself. Yes, I do know that it’s uncouth to blow your own horn, but in this instance I simply can’t help it.
I have spent the last three years trying to find my vocation, this deep, unyielding search for what and who and where I am. Only to find, what I was looking for was literally right at my fingertips all along. Well didn’t I just feel like the boy in the Alchemist…
So this is what it feels like to love what you do, to have your mind occupied the whole day and night not with thoughts about how much you hate your office or what a douche bag your boss is, but about the subject that you are working with.
While doing what I love is most definitely the best thing about the job, there are certainly a whole wheelbarrow of extra little bonuses; I get to try all the beauty products I have to write about, I am gonna be darn purdy when I am done at this job, it will be as if I was working in a time capsule. If I ever leave glossybox, I’ll walk out of here and look three years younger than the day I started here.
Another fantastic thing about my job is the people, and while there have always been wonderful colleagues in the various offices I have worked for, I now work in an all-girls office – This a great fun, we talk about beauty, we strategise, we talk about religion, food, exercise, gossip, shoes and of course men. (I still think we talk about men more than men talk about us)
My office and the women around me give me the material and inspiration I need, I gain perspective from the various personalities in my office and I learn something new every single day.