I haven’t talked about my professional life on here much but its one of the best and craziest parts of my life right now. I work in a very fun environment where we embrace the differences of in our team and even encourage them. We work with children and its my opinion that exposing children to different types of people in a safe and welcoming environment is a great thing.
Having a diverse group means that I need make sure my new team members feel comfortable with the rest of the staff so I help that when I can. One of the things we do is have our new staff walk around with the person training and ask everyone in the building that works here for a “fun fact” about themselves. This is hands down my favorite part of the training. Coworkers randomly approach me from time to time and ask me if I’m hiring anyone new soon because they finally thought up a fun fact about themselves.
It always surprises me that its hard for people to come up with interesting tidbits about themselves. You should know yourself better than anyone else in this world. How is it possible to forget the fun? How often do we downplay the things that make us unique and who we are? We expect the “fun facts” about us to be these wild and over the top stories when even the things we think are commonplace can be fun and unusual. I think its good sometimes for us to stop and reflect on these things. Maybe if we talk more about our fun facts and less about the insanity of life we can start to work together a little better.
I hope that when I die there are enough fun facts about me to fill a book and I hope the same for each and every one of you. If you’re feeling like sharing, drop your fun fact in the comments. If you’d rather keep quiet, I challenge you to think about your fun fact and share it with yourself. Have a great Friday everyone!
P.S. My fun fact of the day is that I’ve met three movie stars this year. More on that later 😉