About Me



About Me. Hmm, kind of sounds like that interview question doesn’t it? … “Tell me about yourself.” ….and suddenly you forget everything you were about to say.

Yep, that’s me!

Well, let’s start with… I’m in the administrative assisting field. … I know, obvious right?

I’ve been in the admin field for many years now and have wanted to get out of it almost about that long. In college, I got an AA degree in Sociology and an AAS is Office Admin and Technology and wish I would have known that it WAS NOT a means to get a foot in the door and it would become a permanent A on my chest. A for Assistant…as in…only good for assistant jobs. This is how I felt and how I feel anyway. I know many other people feel the same and hate being pigeonholed into one area and is treated like they cannot do anything else.

I am on a mission to better myself and help others do the same. I want to get out of this rut of admin only positions and do something better; something more meaningful. I’ve created the forums for A is for Assistant so we can all help each other and share ideas.

I hope you enjoy and can laugh at some of my upcoming posts. I have a feeling that some people will be nodding their heads while reading since they may have experienced something similar. This is my way to vent and let the stress out. I hope it doesn’t become a strictly bitch session blog but if it does, sorry…not sorry.

Thank you for reading if you’ve actually gotten this far in this about me section. I hope we can make everyone’s day better by sharing stories and helpful hints on the forums.

I will leave you with my favorite quote. It is my favorite since I fear that the classes I’m taking and lessons I’m learning to go above admin will take forever and this quote helps keep me in check.

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of you doing it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

–S. Maddingly (aka Rin)