Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I is a grownup!

I started my internship on Monday at a corporate law firm and its an experience unlike any other. I have an office. I have a window. I have a cushiony swivel chair and a big wooden desk. I wear suits and "work clothes". I type on the computer and write memos. I check my email and talk on the telephone. I have a one hour lunch. I'm used to chalkboards, and kidney shaped tables with seven year olds sitting around coloring and scrutinizing double digit addition. I'm used to dropping students off to lunch (if I'm lucky enough to have my own lunch break that day) and scarfing down food in fifteen minutes hoping I don't get buzzed because Joey sprained his ankle as he attempted to kick Stacey in the knee for a french fry. Part of me misses the teaching thing but this is different. I like it too. It sounds funny to those who do this day in and day out but its all so exciting in its differences. I feel like a real grown up in my black high heeled pumps typing away on the computer and sipping coffee! I am quite surprised since I fancy myself "uber-flower-power-child-save the world type" in utter bliss at the ACLU (which I loved, working at the ACLU is awesome!) But this... this is so different from anything I've done or imagined and that makes it exciting. I am a kid playing grown up. And having fun doing it.

I have two more posts I'm hoping to write on Brasil. I sat down to write one today and felt butterflies because I I am going to write about the favelas and they are a very emotional topic for me. It may take me some time to get it out. I hope I will.

In other news my 101 in 1001 is moving along. Who'd have thunk? :)

21 comments:

mystic-soul said...

And just on other extreme .....I always wondered about those people who spent their whole life in a cabin/office 9-5 and retire after 40 years of service !!!.

(I am saying this not in sarcastic tone but just on lighter funny note)

But hey congratulations on your new milestone !!

pixie said...

I'm glad that you are enjoying your new role. Have fun!!! Do you think you will ever go back to teaching?

The Bard Lawyer said...

i like your blog:)

Aisha said...

Mystic so i take it you are not one of those people?

Pixie thanks! :) I hope I return again one day. I do miss it. Maybe after children insh'allah.

Welcome Bard and thanks :)

mystic-soul said...

I did for 2 years that kind of work and promise not to do ever again. When ppl. work in 4 walls for so many hours...human mind turns into evil and thats what they call ...office politics.

I like to see blue sky, smell air and see lot of humans.

Tee said...

LOL - I felt like I was playing "grown up" when I had a full time job at a police department as a dispatcher trainee. I wonder when that feeling goes away? Have fun spinning in your chair (but not that much. I got written up for that.... LOL.)

Looking forward to the favelas post, even though I have a feeling it'll be emotionally draining with the imagery you're capable of.

Aisha said...

Mystic, hmm so are you a safari guide or a sea captain then :)

Tee, lol @ swiveling the chair. Hadnt thought about that until now. hmmmmmm lol. The downside of grownup is hitting now though as I have an assignment that is h-a-r-d. :( Sniff.

Minka said...

I tried a job similar to yours a couple of days ago and I have to admit. I enjoyed myself every much. I always considered myself to be more of a people person, but in high heels, a georgeous suit and a computer, i felt very happy indeed!

Shabina said...

aw, welcome to corporate america. try not to get bored :)

Aisha said...

Minka are you still there though? I like your new logo! Penguins rock! :)

Shabina, thanks. I hope not... very likely though :)

wayfarer said...

I so don't miss a desk. You make it sound nice though. :-) Glad you are liking the new gig.

Maleeha said...

nice :) congrats on joining the grown up world :)

Confessions of a Bohemian Barbie said...

career woman eh? dont let corporate american u though lolz

mystic-soul said...

your link to 101 in 1001 is not working.

momyblogR said...

How VERY exciting for you. You certainly deserve an office with a window and a cushiony swivel chair. New roles in life are fun. Although I've never invisioned myself in your place, it sounds great.

Going from single, to wife and then mother...not near as exciting on an exec. level yet still pretty darn good. But, the Mom thing is sorta forever, lol....thank goodness.

I REALLY hope you will be able to tell us about the favelas. I would love to hear all about them.

Aisha said...

Wayfarer this is such a new experience for me. I never thought I'd EVER set foot in Corporate America so I'm having fun with the role :)Its like playing grown up as a kid.

Maleeha lol thanks :)

Barbie, what do you mean? :)

Mystic, thanks for the heads up, when I get home tonight Ill fix it insh'allah! :)

Mommyblogr, --->"single, to wife and then mother...not near as exciting on an exec. level" I beg to differ. I dont know if there is anything more exciting or prestiguous than being a mother in my personal opinion. Kudos to you for doing what you do.

momyblogR said...

Thanks for your kind words. I certainly do feel privileged to be able to do what I do. I LOVE it.

All is well....thank you very much for asking. The kids have been in Vacation Bible School this week. I taught one last week. I've recently started an online Bible study that is great but takes time and just spending time with the family. I'm starting to think someone has taken the "time" out of Summertime! I swear my house is like Daycamp!! :):)

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Champ - Love Hound said...

Aisha Dear! thankyou for your comments on my blog. I'm glad you 're in such a place for where you worked hard. You deserve it my Dear.

*Smiles*

rehtwo said...

Corprate America scares me.

ASH said...

Congrats.....you and I and Kashif need to get together soon.

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