When I created this month’s blog schedule, I didn’t realize that I had scheduled myself for April 22. It’s a date that I had made a point to make note of. It’s not for anyone’s birthday, there’s no national holiday that I’m aware of (although it is National Grilled Cheese Month, FYI) and I don’t have any pressing project deadlines for today. But it is an important day for me.
It’s my six-month anniversary with Mobium.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “Six months? Talk to me in two years.” But for me, it’s a big deal.
My colleague, Frank Krolicki, posted last Wednesday about the value of working with a company that encourages and instills creativity on a daily basis; and while I don’t have a past job to compare this to, I’m pretty sure that I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Mobium and work in an environment where my boss encourages me to take time and visit the Art Institute of Chicago, which happens to be right across the street from our office.
There’s an atmosphere of honesty here that I find both refreshing and inspiring. Mistakes are not seen as flaws or something to condemn. In fact, they are seen as lessons learned, and something that can be rectified, as long as it is clearly communicated and not swept under the rug.
Two weeks ago, four of my colleagues took time out of their week, organized a lunch meeting, and ran through the ins and outs of Mobium’s process. Last week, I was asked to present at our monthly company-wide meeting on a three month-long social media project that I took the lead on. It’s nice to know that I work with people who trust me and admire the work I’ve done during these past six months.
So this may not be the most technical blog, don’t worry, I’ll write some more like that in the future. But I wanted to take the time on my six-month anniversary at Mobium to say thanks to the people that have taught me so much and from whom I still have so much more to learn.