Thursday, January 22, 2009

A MUCH better day

Hey kids! Happy Thursday! I didn't post last night because yesterday was one of the worst days I've had in a long, long, long, LONG time. I spent most of the day fighting back tears (unsuccessfully at times- there were a few trips to the ladies' room at work throughout the day) and then I came home and had a total breakdown- I just let myself have a good, hard cry. But then I did yoga, and all the stress and anxiety of the day just melted away, and I felt a million times better. So I didn't want to get into a long post about why my day was so wretched and waste all those good and happy yoga vibes!

It was all work-related though, I will say that. I'm not really happy with my job these days, which I feel kind of ungrateful to complain about, because of the economic recession and the fact that so many people lost their jobs this year, I feel like I have no right to complain. So I'm really trying to keep that in perspective. The problem is that I love my profession (I'm a proofreader), but I don't like the industry that I'm in (I prefer to keep that on the DL because you never know who's reading the blog, you know? Just because I'm not happy with my job these days does NOT mean I want to lose it!). In a perfect world, I would be a proofreader or an editor for a publishing company (can we say pipe dream?), or maybe a health care environment, or a college/university, or a food company or magazine, something like that. But it is what it is for now. Maybe someday. But right now I'm still building my skills and experience, plus, I really do work for an amazing company. I just know that I won't be able to do it for the rest of my life. And right now we're working on a specific project with a team of really difficult people, and so that's only adding to my discontent. Oh well. I need to just keep remembering that I am lucky to have a job to go to, which is, unfortunately, more than some people have these days. Plus, there really are lots of days where I love my job! Just right now, there aren't too many of those. LOL. Ah well. Things will get better soon.

But lots of things DID put a smile on my face this week!

*The obvious- Obama's inauguration! I'm still so happy about that! (sidebar: Did you know that Obama's left-handed? I'm a lefty too!)

*One of my most favorite places in the whole wide world- Wegmans- was listed the #5 Best Company to work for on the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" list! They make the list every year! Actually, maybe my dream job would be to work as a proofreader/editor at Wegmans... I'd brave those harsh New York winters if I meant I could work at their headquarters! I dated a guy who worked at Wegmans during the summers between college, and he loved working there. He couldn't go on enough about how great they were to their employees... and he just stocked shelves!

*Tomorrow's payday for me! Woo-hoo!

*I ate a sweet potato in some format or another as part of my dinner almost every night this week. Simple as this sounds, they're seriously one of my favorite foods- not just because it's incredibly delicious and versatile, but they're nutritional superstars! They're one of my favorite comfort foods and they did a great job of comforting me through a pretty difficult week! (I've got one more scheduled for tomorrow night's dinner, haha)

*I'm about 80 pages into Just Between Us (this baby's more than 500 pages!), and it's AWESOME so far! I knew it would be... Cathy Kelly has never let me down!

*The Office and 30 Rock are new tonight, and they're hysterical!

Friday's ALMOST here!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!

That's all I've got for tonight. I'm off to finish 30 Rock, do some channel-surfing, and curl up with my book! Have a lovely rest of your Thursday!   :-)


Anonymous said...

Hi there! Have you ever read the Twilight series? I just got the first book and I'm eager to dig in!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm not really a big vampire story girl either. I'm curious to read it because everyone seems to love it. I love uplifting books like Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin. I guess we'll see!