Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Best is Yet to Come

As 2008 comes to a close, we at Working Girl have been doing a lot of self-examination. Which in more simpler and less philosophical terms means we each went through our archives and picked out our favorite posts of 2008. Read below to find out which were our favorites of our first year of blogging.

Working Girl One's Picks
My dad loves these posts. Specifically Suburbia is the New Manhattan because he is mentioned. I love getting a peak into the day to day aspects of people's lives, so with these I'm sharing my mundane commute with you. Which reminds me, I haven't written about my new commute...

Back on April 24th, I was barely a month into my new position as the marketing assistant and this post completely sums up how lost I felt. I was learning the ropes of the position and the department and just had a bad day. Reading this post over reminds me of how far I've come and what I've learned, it makes me thankful that I've had a lot of good days lately. It probably helps that I took a majority of my vacation days in December.

What was I thinking with this outfit? Seriously? I don't think I've worn that dress since this very day.

She Works Hard for the Money
The article I referenced in this post really resonated with me. I'm so thankful for my upbringing and that my parents taught me how to take care of myself and my life.

Working Girl Two's Picks
I love reading over these posts again and again because they bring me back to those days of just being so happy. I had just met Hanson (!!!!), had a great interview, got a job offer in a city near my family, and had been admitted to Northwestern for a master's in journalism. I was elated to say the least. And these posts remind me to not take those feelings for granted and also remind me that I made the right decision - because I'm still as happy as I was when I wrote those posts.

This is probably the most honest post I have ever written. I was being brutally honest, something I hadn't done with myself for a long time. It took a lot of courage to say that I wasn't happy and that I wanted to move back to Chicago and this post was the first time I really acknowledged my feelings.

This post is a true story account of my day-to-day at my old company. Which in hindsight just makes me laugh. Wow.

I chose this post because like WG1 said above on her post about a bad day, it really shows you how far you have come. Reading this over, I know I made mistakes that day (like I should have known to ask who I was interviewing with instead of just assuming it was someone). But it's good to see progress in myself that I can acknowledge those mistakes and know that I have grown.

We hope all you Working Girls have a great New Year's Eve celebration filled with champagne and sparkly dresses (and no work the next day! yay!). Happy New Year!


Femme Star said...

I wanted to briefly stop by and wish you a very happy New Years!

Anonymous said...

I am visiting here firast time and i get to see the best of you !! no wonder i will be hooked ;) !!

and as you said, m now back to work :D !!


Patti Ann said...

i loved this post! next year, when i've been blogging for more than a month, i'm totally stealing this idea.

happy new year!

ipv6 said...

yeah life goes on..
Happy New Year to you and all the readers.

Cherry(: said...

Happy new year.
I have to say I enjoy reading your blog. :D

*Just Jen* said...

I love your best of '08 picks! You guys, er, girls make me laugh!

BTW, I left you some bloggy love in my blog today!

Happy New Year!!!

Akirah said...

These posts are all very good. Thanks!

Bridget Marie said...

Love your blog and your post!
Thanks for the smiles ; - )

Bridget Marie

Asphodel said...

ow, it's a good thing I don't work at work, I can get with readin 'em posts!

Amanda said...

Happy New Year!

WG1 Where are your cute curtains from in the pic of your spanx showing? They're what I've been looking for!

ASC said...

I just started following your fantastic blog. I'm brand new to the blogging scene, as of today, and am excited to start making a daily trip over here!

Jessica said...

I just started reading and I love your blog!! I gave you an award on mine today :)

Jessica said...

I just started reading and I love your blog! I gave you an award today :)

BrightCrayon said...

Happy new year girls!

I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog this summer during my Working Girl Away-From-Home-time. It helped me get through some rough times
(granted I work in a more warehouse-atmosphere for now, given time I'll be pressing my khakis and uniform shirt for my Management Trainee program!)

Uniform = less morning decisions :-)

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