If I am going to be honest with you, I first must be honest with myself. I have mixed feelings about my co-workers. I think, at some point in our lives, we all do.
My biggest problem, I think, is that the culture here is different than at the main campus. Four years in, and I’m still not always sure where I stand. But I have to work with these people, and after my year-long growing pains and pity party (again, I’m trying to be honest) I decided that maybe I should do something to make myself a better coworker.
Yes, I do my work. Yes, I volunteer to do things that are technically out of the scope of my responsibilities. Yes, I help my coworkers grow in their respective fields by giving them advice and constructive criticism. But I am an introvert at heart, and a very private person, besides.
These people are not private. We’ll get in to that later.
Back to the problem: I’m an introvert and therefore it makes me look like I’m not interested in other peoples’ lives. So this year, starting on the fiscal year (because it was convenient and because it aligned better with the school year) I decided to keep track of everyone’s birthdays and make them cupcakes. We are rapidly approaching the year mark, and the only person I have missed is the graduate assistant who was hired after my list was made. (Oops.)
We will get into how I managed to do that with a baby in tomorrow’s post. Today, I want to share with you the recipe I made Monday night/Tuesday morning, for Drew’s birthday. Head over to my cooking blog Butter and Whisky to see The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake.