My First Month at The Arland Group

by Alyssa Stahr

19 December, 2012

It’s usually a whirlwind in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas in a normal year, and this December is no exception. Since starting a new job at The Arland Group on the day before my birthday, it has been an exciting time. In having multiple social media accounts to tend to, among other projects, I am learning to prioritize and manage my time in a different way, yet in a similar way to what I have done in the past with production. The color-coded Google calendar has saved my life!

My favorite thing so far has to be writing for the National Honey Board. I love writing these trend stories, the most recent one being about candy and chocolate sales for the holidays. I am a writer and naturally inquisitive at heart, so this definitely has been a joy to do.

Moving into a new office in my short time here also has been fun. After working from home for two years, it’s nice to have an office with a window, even though there is zero time for daydreaming! I’m looking forward to seeing how this large space transforms over the next couple of months.

I also just found out that I’m going to Chicago the first week of January for a photo shoot and to tour a cheesecake bakery. I am so excited to travel north and learn some new things.

I have absolutely loved my time here so far and feel so blessed to have this job and the awesome opportunity for the future. It was the best birthday present I have ever received. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and cheers to a happy, healthy 2013.