Well I certainly can’t start this Tuesday without a big thank you for all the support on my post yesterday. What I got out of just writing it actually revealed a lot to me, even reading through your comments the perspective was jaw dropping. So thank you, a big thank you.
Oh and back to Tuesday. Mondays are like the long haul so the fact that I get to the next day just feels that much better. Doesn’t make the four long days any easier but you know, tricks the mind a bit. To top it off, I yet again felt more swayed towards my no trade ems than the I would trade em. Crazy. But I’ll roll with it.
I would not trade… handwritten notes. Nothing puts icing on the cake more than getting that little note just letting you know they care. Even though you can talk to them daily and do, a note just tears down that bad mood like the plague.
I would not trade… a calender that is quickly filling up. I guess I will admit that having a packed schedule keeps me more motivated in the long haul. Like I wish it were the end of March and my visit home but knowing I am pretty darn busy till then helps.
I would not trade… a reassuring email from my mentor. Professionally, I still feel pretty immature. I mean I should, I juts entered the real world this year. But hearing someone else’s experience and having that sound board really helps ease my anxiety when it comes to big career decisions.
I would not trade… a style of writing that feels so natural. I think at the beginning of blogging I was trying too hard to find my voice instead of just letting it settle in. I mean you read those bloggers that almost try too hard to be and write in a voice that they are not. I finally think I nipped that voice that is 100% genuine to the girl I am behind the blog. Settling in and making myself cozy over here.
I would not trade… catching up on Hulu gems. Who saw the Justin Bieber SNL? Sorry I’m not sorry but that was hilarious. Dick picture to Hilary Clinton? He went there. And as I said through twitter, when did Bieber get arms?
I would not trade… coworker giggles. I mean I survived a two hour bus ride and pretty much only chose that to spend more time outside of work with her. You need that buddy in the workplace, I am a firm believer in that.
I would not trade… running store stories. I mean I am feel truly lucky for having a pretty bomb set of coworkers. It makes work less of a chore and while time may drag while I am there, it is always nice to have people to spend it with. However, a customer giving me the middle finger because I closed the store at 5:03 pm when we close at 5 was pretty uncalled for. People. Woof.
I would not trade… group text messages. I swear, if someone got my phone and read through them they would wonder about my sanity. Who can argue though with some good laughs, potty talk and a whole lot of advice giving?
I would not trade… being in DC rather than back home this weekend. I don’t do well with stir crazy so hearing that my parents didn’t get plowed out until late Sunday night totally made DC look like a gem. My neighbor lost power so a line was down meaning the plows were not allowed to do our street. Kind of annoying when the main street was plowed but they had no way to get there because over two feet of heavy snow was still on our street.
I would not trade… another pair of free compression socks. Man I needed a new pair and with the rewards at my store I got a pair for free last night. Happy dance. With non sore calves and all!
But please, you know this girl isn’t about sunshine and rainbows… I would trade…
- my schedule this week. Oh gosh how I wish my days could be a tad shorter.
- Valentine’s day. Yes I will be the grinch who wallows in self pity
- some uncomfortable and anxiety provoking meetings 3/5 days. bushel of fun right there.
- a three day weekend coming up that includes three days of working instead of any days off. what I do for money. lame.
- my flying by the seat of my pants feeling. the feeling that left me wanting to curl in a ball as I was headed to job number two yesterday. It is not sleep I need, I need a break. ya, good luck with that one Alex.
- the anxiety about going to a party this upcoming Saturday night which I hope does not prevent me from actually going. I may need a swift kick in the ass on this one.
- massive headaches, you know the ones that just take over your head and won’t disappear. ya those ones.
Eh, I think Tuesday should be ok. One hour at a time. Hope you all have a great day!
Questions: What would you trade this Tuesday? What wouldn’t you trade?