What a coincidence. It’s funny that today is the last day of this challenge for me and the topic is making me look into the future.
So Jen, what happened today?
I was given a tentative job offer. I want to believe I am coming out of this horrid fog, into a bright sunny meadow of wild flowers.
The last year has had a few good moments and a few new friends, but I have had to deal with a two nasty bullies as work -both of whom are entirely inept at their actual duties but thoroughly successful at pulling the proverbial wool over their supervisor’s eyes, a bunch of men that only speak Texas (or ‘Bama) Redneck, and a job that absolutely cannot be left at the office. My shoulders and back are killing me, TMJ has overtaken the left side of my mouth/jaws, I have gained at least fifteen pounds, and I have spent more time than imaginable cleaning up other peoples’s messes and failures.
All the while, apparently, I am supposed to be happy and sweet about it. After all, this Conservative Texas! My place is to make coffee and answer the mens’ phones! Why wouldn’t that make me happy?
Interesting that the job I interviewed for a year ago was supposed to be very different than this. A coworker has the exact same experience; she is convinced we were lied to about the jobs we accepted here.
So today, I found myself grateful that I had done well enough at my previous job that they would want me back. And with a step increase, no less.
That is what I am currently looking forward to: a future back in Colorado. And a supervisor who does her work, does said work well, and just lets me be. I am looking forward to seeing numerous old friends. I am looking forward to grocery stores that don’t provide alters to the Almighty Beef. Yarn stores. (That should need no explanation.)
I am not super excited about the cost of living in Denver or the traffic, but I am going to find a way to get over these things. I have to.
Because I have been on the other side of that fence. The grass is definitely not greener.
So. Today was day #30 of this writing challenge. I felt less than inspired by a few of the topics, although yesterday was obviously inspired. 😉 I feel like this little writing discipline has given me a little boost of energy to go forth and pursue my creative goals.
To top it all off, I heard from a couple of old friends today, and although we are still miles apart right now, I think I am starting to feel connected again to the world.
Thanks to everyone who read my daily ramblings. I think I am going to keep writing, this time about a few topics of my choosing: my passions. Feel free to leave me a comment if you like. 🙂