The company I used to work for (and am temporarily working for while I’m home) had a revamped Christmas party this year. Previous years’ parties have been on dinner boats or the aquarium, but this year they went for something more family friendly. A high class cookout at James Island County Park with steak, lobster tails, shrimp, and of course alcohol for adults, was accompanied with a climbing wall, inflatable jump slide and castles, and a miniature bronco ride. Even though I mingle with people from every department, I stick predominately with my accounting comrades whose siblings or kids were fun to photograph.
And though I don’t miss the work, I do miss being around the people who I spent much of the past seven years with. I started working at the dealership the day after I graduated high school and began as a part time receptionist while I attended college. After a few years, I started balancing receptionist and accounting, and then after college, I worked full time in accounting for two and half years. I was fortunate to have two bosses that supported my personal endeavors and were always encouraging and flexible when it came to my photography pursuits. A lot of personal history in that place, and quite a few people I hope will remain a part of my life in the years to come.