Today is my one year anniversary at Acquirent and it's a huge deal on so many levels. One year in "Lisa D" years is very comparable to dog years, it's like seven.
Several ACQ teammates call me Ping Pong Sally because my resume has so very many jobs listed (I took off most of New York publishing jobs like at Vogue, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine....) it's a huge feat I'm still here after 12 months.
I think I'm a great fit for Acquirent culturally and I'm going to learn a ton about sales and selling myself (in the positive sense) which will be useful when I finally figure out what I am going to be when I grow up.
When I turned 40 (two years ago I turned 40 and yes I was featured in a New York Times article on making friends after 40) I took on the task of totally reconstructing my life - no more chasing my media "career", no more uprooting my family and moving every chance I got across city and state and county lines, I had to learn to live and work and love and play in the SAME city and lastly, but not leastly the MOST important...no more commuting in a car or train to work ever again in my whole entire life (I even documented my last day commuting on the CTA with this no make up selfie), only walking and biking distances to work allowed. Acquirent is six blocks from my house in Evanston.
So happy anniversary to me as it marks the final step in a life restructuring process that took several years.
*That photo is of me and boss Joe Flanagan as we try to snap a photo of our entire team to celebrate winning the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies award for the third year in a row. I know how to pick them!
And a special thanks goes to Erika, Maggie and Brooke for helping me get this job!