I have been on the computer a lot today. I’ve been searching, reading, and taking notes in preparation for my first job in eight years (which happens to start tomorrow). It’s an internship at the Clyfford Still Museum.
I’m so giddy about having a job with real (not FB, text or phone) adult interaction that my husband doesn’t even care that it’s only 3 months and unpaid. Yes, I have two graduate degrees, and I’m so deliriously happy about working again after 8 years at home with kids that I don’t care if it’s unpaid and temporary.
Most of my time online today has been spent with Google. I’m a big fan of Google Doodles. I find it hard not to click on the alluring caricatures above the search box (I’ve blogged about them before). All day today, I’ve stayed on task. I’ve ignored the childish sketch of a hand tracing the Google logo above the search box, erasing it, and drawing again, in favor of discovering more information about the Clyfford Still Museum.
The kids are in bed, I’ve finished what notes I can make for my first day, I’m drinking a glass of wine, and I’m indulging in the Google Doodle that has taunted me since 8 am this morning. Much to my amusement, it’s about rebranding, the very thing I’ve been in the process of doing the past couple weeks. Google is rebranding their logo to match their updated capabilities. I have been rebranding myself to reflect the person I was before kids and the person I am now, 8 years later.
I am the world’s best multitasker (like Google). I am on the job 24-7 (like Google). I have a multitude of miscellaneous (and mostly useless) information available to divulge at any given moment (like Google).
I have wiped more poopy butts than I ever want to think about or remember (not like Google). I have given up the concept of a shower without a little person barging in and crying or asking me to fix something (not like Google). I have had the most challenging and rewarding job of my life that includes moments of the sublime and moments of just plain slime (maybe like Google? Hard to say.).
Suffice it to say, rebranding is both harder and easier than I thought it would be. I wonder what Google thinks?