Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oh What A Beautiful Day!

Today was beautiful in Indianapolis.

Working downtown now, I park a couple blocks from my office and truly enjoy the walk to the office building. (Well, I do now that I understand why women don't wear high heels everyday when they walk to downtown everyday. You carry your pretty shoes, and wear them on the carpet! I learn the hard way, but am healing.)

We are encouraged to take breaks at my office. Go outside, get some fresh air. Take a walk around the Monument Circle.

In this older photo of Monument Circle, the shot was taken facing south. My office is just a block and a half west of the circle. Today I ate on the circle with a new office colleague. We watched twenty-some school children excited about their feild trip to "the circle". People were busy but smiling.

Spring was fresh in the air. It smelled so fresh and clean which surprised me, as we were in the center of downtown.

My new office is in an old building, just three stories high. It was bought when the older larger building was getting crowded and they need more space. I love it. We actually open the windows for the crisp air to flow in. I am on the third floor. The office is very relaxed and friendly.

I like working downtown. I did once before. Between my Freshman & Sophomore years in college. A "tad" few years ago.

Much has changed since then. However, much is the same. Working a "State" job, I have access to get get into government buildings taking the old tunnels underground, from building to building. The memories of Sheri & I taking a city bus, from High School to downtown, meeting my Mom for lunch on half days came to mind. The tunnel has not changed. Except for the tight security now.

I feel good.

I like the job. I like the atmosphere. I like the hours. I like the people.

It will be interesting to see how it goes. I am hoping this isn't just "The Honeymoon stage". I am hoping this will grow into a passionate love affair with the beautiful city of mine that I have forgotten about for too long. I am hoping this is the beginning of a wonderful relationship with a job that I, (dare I say) like.


Vevay Anderson said...

I'm always glad when someone truely likes their job. Good luck!

Napierson said...

it was a great day outside!

Linda said...

I'm so glad to read this wonderful update - I've been wondering how it was going.

Seems like a wonderful place to work. It's funny you mention this, as just this morning on my beautiful country drive to work, at the same University that I've been at for 20 years - I felt extremely blessed. I work at a place I adore after all this time - in fact, I can't think of anyplace else I'd rather be. Even after 20 years, I never dread going, I work at a marvelous College with great people, have wonderful benefits and an excellent retirement plan. Can't ask for better. So yes, it is indeed possible to find a wonderful job.

Hope you enjoy your Friday and that your weekend is truly blessed.
Love, Linda

Fire Byrd said...

fingers definately crossed for this being the real deal and not the honeymoon.

lakeviewer said...

You are ready for this; your children are grown, your husband is able and eager to do more; just enjoy the challenges and opportunities of this experience. I'm sure you'll discover so many new things you love.