Work birthday, that is. Today (1/7) marked my one year anniversary at my job. This has been a year of firsts. It’s the first time I’ve been a recognized full-time employee for more than three months. It’s the first time I’ve had actual benefits. It’s the first time I’ve had PTO. Yes, boys and girls, as of today I have finally achieved PTO. (For those of you who don’t know, PTO stands for Personal Time Off). Now, I’m not 100% certain how PTO is different from Vacation Days, but apparently it’s different.
It’s a really good feeling to be gainfully employed. There was a time in my life, not too long ago, where the idea of being employed full time, in a place that I truly love being seemed an impossibility. It still kind of astonishes me. I’m so grateful to have this job, though.