Today is the first day of spring! Whew!
Anyhow, today I attended a Fred Pryor Seminar about becoming an Outstanding Receptionist. I like to think that I am already an outstanding receptionist, but I really enjoyed the seminar anyway. I like learning new stuff (did you know that the more your arms are covered, the more authoritative you appear?) and I really enjoyed watching the presenter in the way she gave us the information and the way she interacted with her audience. (Sometimes I think that when I grow up that I want to be a trainer/presenter/facilitator, but I’ll write more about that some other time.)
I found out about this seminar a few months ago and asked my employer if I could go. So, the company paid for the tuition and paid me for the time. Pretty cool, huh? I’d like to go to more seminars, but I don’t know that they will pay for me to go, since I am “just” a receptionist. Oh, wait. I learned this morning that I wasn’t supposed to think of myself as “just” a receptionist. I’m supposed to give myself a title like, um, well, “Office Goddess,” or something equally positive. :}
On another note, after work I went to Michael’s, the craft store. You know what? Working as a receptionist in a corporate office, I really miss the creative part of of me. When I was a stay at home mom, I did much more creative stuff. I decorated and painted the walls and sewed stuff like curtains, and quilts, and clothes. Sometimes I made jewelry. And I gardened. And I baked more often. I miss all the creative things I used to do.
I need to find a way to feel more alive so I can have more energy in the evenings to do a little bit of creative stuff so my soul doesn’t completely die.
Especially since it is spring.