Friday, January 18, 2013

Take Away 132 - Observations

I've been taking the bus to and from work ever since I started my new job. I made an interesting observation this week. Bus people are the most unique group of people gathered together randomly each day. There is a camaraderie that I had never noticed before. I saw a lot of kindness in one 25-minute bus ride that really did my heart good.
One day this week, a friend of mine got on the bus and sat near me. She had been to the grocery store and her plastic bag was breaking. I had a nice tote bag with hardly anything in it so I emptied it and gave it to her to use. It just so happens that she's coming to my house for a dinner party tomorrow night so I know I'll get that bag back. Even if I didn't get the bag back, it matters not. I'm not attached to it. I'll just get another.

TAKE AWAY:  Stay awake for life.
There are things to learn about people

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Take Away 131 - Time Flies

I spent 7 hours with a friend at my house yesterday making homemade cards. I got all my stamps and ink pads and crazy scissors out and spread them on the table. We had a blast!!! I made spaghetti before she arrived so we could just take a break to eat and go right back to crafting.

TAKE AWAY:  Time really does fly when I'm having fun.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Take Away 130 - Long Work Weeks

Today somebody said, "was New Year's just last week?" Yes, it was. Working five days in a row is tough when I've had a couple of long weekends. Fridays at my new job are the worst. Today was no exception.

Take Away: I don't think I'll be looking forward to Fridays
anymore.  Thursdays are much better.
I survived another one.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Take Away 129 - Hanging In

I started a new job six weeks ago. The first two weeks were really, really, REALLY rough and I had doubts running through my mind about every other minute of the day. Lots of details to learn and phones that ring off the flippin' hook. Was I going to give up?  No way.  I'm not a quitter. This last week, I think I finally feel comfortable and I actually love the fast-paced day. The work hours go by swiftly and every day is an adventure in meeting the public with odd questions and even odder stories. I LOVE IT. My kinda job!!

TAKE AWAY: "Hangin' In" is just another way of
saying "hey, I'm committed". I've learned to give
myself a break and a few months to learn the
ropes whenever I start a new job. Pushing past
fear and those negative voices in my mind always
pays off. I need to remember experiences like this.
Give time a chance.