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New Kid on the Block - First Impressions

It can be hard to be "the new girl." Fortunately, as the daughter of a U.S. Marine, I have lots of experience. The fear of the unknown that accompanies walking into a new office setting rarely rattles me, but if I'm completely honest, I did have some butterflies during the drive to work. They were set free shortly after walking through the door thanks to a very accepting team.

Here's what I quickly recognized: Every conversation began with a smile. A coworker brought 'welcome to the team donuts.' I had a desk with branded adWhite goodies waiting for me. And,  most importantly, teammates were gracious in sharing both time andemma-matthews-content-production-O_CLjxjzN3M-unsplash knowledge to set me up with email, Slack, and other important tools.

The other piece of being new involves understanding where past experiences parallel a new role and where they don't. While I did transition from another Houston-area agency, my duties often focused on selling, with a side of marketing support where needed. As a Digital Marketing Coordinator for adWhite, my day-to-day tasks will be more centered on helping our clients' succeed with inbound marketing. The takeaway? While some of my skills do carry over, I also need some training. 

At the end of Day 1, I was no longer nervous. I had a clear set of expectations for the next two weeks - spoiler alert, it's a lot of training, and I left the office excited to be part of the adWhite team!

I look forward to meeting and working with our clients and partners in the coming weeks and months and digging deeper into all things inbound and HubSpot!