Today I did my job

by Ginger on November 16, 2010

in The 9-5

Today, I finished a project I’ve been working on, in some way, shape or form for 18 months.

Today, I can officially claim that I created an iPhone app (for work). I conceptualized the damn thing, worked through the development, tested it, and had it built(with developers and publishers kicking and screaming the whole way). It may not be perfect, but it’s done.

Today, I feel accomplished, and proud, and exhausted.

I wonder sometimes about my job–what I’m learning, how I’m growing, am I developing new skills? I wonder how to take this sometimes musty old industry I work for into, you know, 2010 (and beyond). I wonder if I have skills that will survive should this job collapse.

Today though, I reached a goal I never even knew to set. I accomplished something I would never have guessed I’d attempt. I’ve questioned a million times why a marketing manager is handling the development of an iPhone app, but here we are, and I can say, with 100% certainty, that it only got done because of ME. That if I hadn’t been heading this project, it would never have seen the light of day.

My job may not be to create apps, (or websites, or whatever newfangled thing comes up next), but it IS to advocate for the brands I work on, to push them into the here and now, and to market them with the tools at our disposal–or to create new tools.

Today, I did my job.

Laura Lohr | My Beautiful Life November 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Who rocks? YOU ROCK! Congrats! That is super impressive!

Megan November 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Once again, you blow my mind! I can barely operate an iPhone (not that I have one) let alone design an app!

Perpetua November 17, 2010 at 5:53 am

Agreed with the above–this a HUGE accomplishment, and it’s awesome that you’re redefining what your job means in the information/social networking/internet/what-have-you age. 🙂

KT November 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

Congrats! That’s so exciting!

Cherie Beyond November 17, 2010 at 9:03 am

I’ve been working on cultivating that can-do attitude towards my own work, so let me just say: Thanks! This was inspirational.

Also: you kicked ass. Good job!

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