So last weekend I was super freaked about the mistake and how my boss will handle it. She took it fine. She hasn’t said anything more about it.
I’m trying to figure out what is causing such anxiety. I think it’s a couple of things:
1. This is my first non-secretarial job. I’m 42 but this is the first time I’m using my graphic design degree professionally. It’s nerve wracking because I will be working with students who 18-22 years old and in a graphic design program themselves. They seem to have learned a heck of a lot more than I did lol. It’s kind of scary. Technically, I’m only two years out of school. Traditionally I would be 24. But I’m as non-traditional as it gets.
2. I can’t read my boss. My boss is an introvert. She is very quiet around me unless there is someone she has known longer in the room. Then she directs most of what she says to them. So I try to be understanding about her introverted ways. But I’d like to feel more included. What little I’m learning about her personal life worries me. Our sense of humor is totally opposite. I think that says a lot about people and the connections they make. Today I learned that she loved Friends and hated The Office and Parks and Recreation. I LOVE those shows!
3. My self-confidence is pretty low when it comes to my abilities to do design work. I know I can learn a lot from her and the students I will be working with. I know that my ego is going to take some hits. I hope I can handle that if/when it happens.
Thanks for letting share!