Monday, November 18, 2013

What ABB Means To Me

Hey guys,

If you are return visitors, you've noticed by now I changed my picture!

The company I work for, ABB, just launched their NEW ABB United States Facebook page and are having a contest that I decided to enter. I submitted the photo above and since this is my blog, I will explain my ideas and thoughts behind the picture.

I was excited to hear the announcement of this contest and decided to take a few extra minutes Friday to come up with some ideas.

If you know me personally, you know how much my job means to me. My mom could vouch for that. Every day I am thankful for the blessing of my job. I really think ABB is such a great company to work for, I could not be more blessed!

My picture represents two big ideas and feelings I wanted to share. The first being, diversity. I am a very young, outgoing, female engineer and ABB embraces all of those aspects. It truly means a lot to be so accepted. I wanted to show that this isn't just a picture of a poster girl, but a woman doing what she loves. I wrote on the note: "ABB helped me become and Industrial Engineer" because my internship with ABB really helped me get through school. They showed me that I was going to be happy in my career and helped me grow for the future.

The second being opportunities. My family did a good job raising me to constantly WANT MORE. The more I experience, the more I want to experience. Working for ABB could not have been a better gateway for me to have opportunities to gain experiences and really learn the world. Working for a global company, I've met people from ALL over the world. Not only that, but I have the opportunities to travel the world. Hence the picture of me looking at the world, I know that anything is possible.

I hope this explanation shows my gratitude towards ABB and all it continues to do for me.

If you want to support me, PLEASE....VOTE HERE

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

To you!

Hello fans, friends, family...

2013 has been yet another huge year of growing for Berea Janzen. I'll save my actual year recap for our annual December Christmas letter, but I have some updates I'm dying to share with you now.

First of all, I'm learning SO much being out of school.  It's been quite an adjustment getting used to paying about $1,500/month for my education but I really don't want this to be a post of my adult financial drama.

My boyfriend is a 24 yr old successful entrepreneur which provides me a completely different look on many life topics since my views are fueled by corporate America. There is certainly a constant battle of which is better, however we both feel strongly about our careers which is a very positive thing. I got asked for the first time why I am not an entrepreneur and although I have never thought about it, I had a very good answer. Most importantly, I like my job. I have job security (including financial security). I am not good at selling my sole (no offense). Long story short, it is not my thing.

Changing subjects, I got the flu last week. First time I have been that sick in years. I don't remember having the flu during college. The worst thing was getting my wisdom teeth removed. Anyways, I missed a day and a half of work, which was the worst part. It hit me right before a vacation I had been planning for weeks, so the start of vacation was rough, but now, as I sit in an Austin Texas hotel, hours before returning to Milwaukee, I feel pretty good.

So, Austin Texas....This is my 4th day here which is a pretty good amount of time to learn the basics of a new town. I experienced 6th Street on Halloween, had my share of Texas BBQ, enjoyed some live music, got too used to Southern hospitality, slow accents, and cowboy boots. Not to mention gorgeous 70 degree weather to start November. !!!!! Overall, Austin is a very enjoyable city.

Hope you enjoyed the update!

"For we walk by faith, not by sight"
2 Corinthians 5:7