My Job as a Happiness Engineer

Every day I wake up thankful that I get to go to work as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. Who can say that after 4+ years on a job? It’s so true. The WordPress community is amazing, and I get to meet other members of the community and help them build dream sites and troubleshoot issues. If problems are discovered, I get to be part of the process for a solution. While I’m supposed to be providing happiness, I am almost always the receiver. Just saying.

This image of this storefront has nothing to do with my job, aside from the word “Happiness,” which I loved. Oh, and it was taken while I was in Perugia, Italy, working at a conference. Super great trip!

Happiness in Perugia in 2017

At our last company meetup in Orlando we were given these pens with our Slack handles on them. I’m glad I use my name šŸ™‚ The pens are so awesome, I’ve started journaling. I had almost forgotten how to actually use a pen and paper… I love how it has the name of the company I so enjoy working for on it, too.

At that same meetup, we enjoyed munching on these candy bars. The ingredients cracked me up:

I am so thankful for my job and for WordPress.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something Iā€™m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great is something I should do more often. If you want to see some blogs I’m thankful for, check out my main site, Word Quilt.


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