Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 21 - Welcome to Work!!!

Today I am thankful for the wonderful place I get to "work"!

When I was interviewing for a sponsoring broker last December, even before I got my license, this particular Broker was so excited to share with me that a new building was in the works.  However, when I came on board, we were crammed into a small space in a retail shopping center - wedged between a hamburger joint and Chinese take-out.  Privacy was often lacking as we tried to work with clients in cramped cubicles, but the knowledge it was temporary helped all of us on the team get through that awkward time. 

As the company has grown, so too have our quarters.  In August, we finally moved into our brand, spanking new offices.  Each agent was provided a desk and given the opportunity to decorate their private work space with their own flair. 

Here is the space that I enjoy when I am working at the office.....

During this holiday season, I have dressed it up a bit with greenery, tiny white lights, simple gold beads and glittery gold and white poinsettias....all items left over from decorating at home.

Just the other day, I came into the office to find this beautiful, and very large, poinsettia that Eddie Dale 
brought by and left on my desk....what a terrific surprise!

My office is on the east side of the building and gets the most wonderful morning light.  Even on this cloudy, wet afternoon, you will often find me working by lamplight only.  With the warm, butter-colored walls, it feels cozy, so much more like home. 

I am thankful to have such a comfortable and efficient place to work!  However, the biggest blessing about being with this agency is the support and comraderie I have found there.  I knew from that initial interview - this where I needed and wanted to be!  I practically begged the Broker to find a spot for me to work - even if it was in a closet! 

I want to share the Mission Statement upon which our Broker established this company
- just 3-1/2 short years ago -

And this scripture which graces the wall of our large conference room - both in this new office 
and at the previous location -

Perhaps this gives you a glimpse into the type of work environment with which I have been blessed. 

I am thankful I found a career I love, that allows me to help people and rewards me on so many levels.  And I am thankful God led me to an agency which is founded on Biblical principles and filled with fantastic agents who have blessed me with friendship, support and mentoring.  I am incredibly blessed to be part of this team.  

If you are ever in town, in the neighborhood, stop by and I will give you the Grand Tour of our fabulous new digs!

Wishing you all well this evening.....


  1. You are really blessed to work there, no doubt it's the place you need to be. Blessings!

  2. What a wonderful work environment indeed and a great corporate mission as well. Love your work space and the colours are very conclusive to the warm and welcoming atmosphere your company obviously works hard to convey.

  3. Ellen and Paula, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet and encouraging comments often during this month of Gratitude! It truly blesses me to hear from you!


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