What a wonderful whirlwind these past few months have been! Time has flown since I packed up my belongings in Austin seven months ago and made the decision to move back to Dallas, eager to start a position with April Bell Research Group. I was excited for the opportunity to work with April again, but I really had no idea what to expect with this new role.
When I joined the company, it was just April and I, working from her home office. It was great - I could wear jeans to work everyday and take breaks to play with April's sweet little 2-year old, Autumn. Starting out in such a relaxed environment helped me feel comfortable quickly and made my job transition easy and painless. I was learning a lot and helping out with many different aspects of the business, and it was so fulfilling to be making a meaningful impact. Not too long after I started, April hired another awesome employee, Talia, and since then, we have been growing, non-stop.
As much as we all loved the casual, fun environment of April's home office, we were soon on a search for a new office space. Now, if you've ever tried to find an office space, you'll know that it's not typically an easy task, but we were lucky in finding an amazing space pretty quickly. Christine Rogers at Sparkfarm connected us with a cool office loft in the West End that had availability, and we jumped on it!
We moved, with almost no down time, and I am loving it here! I really can't think of anything I don't like about the space. It's wonderful. Well okay, it's always really cold in the office, but we make it work with our blankets and Snuggies. If that's the only problem with this space, then I'm sure we're going to be just fine!
These past couple of months, we have been at full speed, with a lot going on, and the three of us hard at work on getting it all done. But it's such a good problem to have, and I am loving the experience. This journey has been full of so many pleasant surprises thus far, and I'm looking forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for us!