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Not a money post – Nervous Nelly here

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This is not a financial post. So skip it if not interested in other more personal stuff…

I am a NERVOUS wreck! Today will be my first day in the office for my new corporate job. It’s not a requirement, I volunteered. But since I had to come to ATL to pick up Princess for her weekend at home, I decided to make a day of it and spend the day in the office.

Ugh! Why???? I am an extreme introvert. Even the plethora of phone calls I have every day wear me out. What made me think that spending an entire day in an office, around people was a good idea.

I’ve spent weeks stressing over what to wear. This isn’t the outfit I chose, but it was one I considered.

So if you are reading this, please send up prayers and good thoughts for me. I will tackle this like I do all challenges in my life…one step at a time. And I know it will turn out great. I’m excited to actually meet many of the team members whom I really admire. But it will be a long day.

My reward at the end of the day…seeing Princess for the first time in two weeks and getting to have her home for the weekend. So definitely worth it!

I already have scheduled another in office day in September. And while it’s not required of me, I think it’s the right thing for me to show my face every once in a while. I will update on how it went next week if anyone is interested.

Any other introverts around? Tips and tricks?

 


7 Comments

  • Reply Angie |

    Good luck! That sounds pretty stressful for an introvert like me. Don’t worry people will be the same in person. Remember they aren’t all focusing on you even though it might feel like it! Have fun meeting your team in person. It can only help foster better work from remote.

  • Reply Jen |

    You must work at a very casual place. I’ve never worked at a place where that would be considered appropriate office attire, and the places I’ve worked have typically been on the more casual end of “business casual”.

  • Reply Cheryl |

    Once you get there you will be fine. You’ll get to meet people face to face and if and when you go back you won’t be as nervous.

  • Reply Beks |

    Introverts Unite! I’m with ya Hope. I’m an introvert to the core but apparently I’m a great actress because everyone at work assumes I’m an extrovert. I think it’s because I smile and I ask everyone how they are doing. Smile Hope just like you always do. They’ll love you.

  • Reply Klm |

    I think you need to invest in a few professional outfits if you’re going to go into the office. My office is business casual and what you have on here would not be appropriate. If you are in a position where you are leading a team and making 6 figures, you have accepted a professional level that requires some professional clothing. Working from home? This is fine. In the office? No.

  • Reply jj |

    Hope the office days go well. I usually have 3-5 work pants, then mix in whatever shirts I want to mix in. A couple cardigans and sweaters help too, in case it gets too cold.

So, what do you think ?