Sunday, August 30, 2009

Simple Joy Sunday

This week, there was yet more stupid shit at work. I'm pretty close to losing my patience and telling the boss lady what I really think. Luckily, it hasn't come to that but I feel it bubbling. Despite that, let's celebrate a few simple joys from the week...

Laughing. I am typically a happy person: very easy to smile and even easier to laugh. Work has had me feeling not so happy for so long, that when a good laugh comes it just feels soooooo good. There were a few times this week where either Scott or a few friends from work had me in giggles or flat our hysterics. It truly felt so good: a light, happy feeling in my chest.

I was responsible for covering a fairly big show on Wednesday; the kind that my boss doesn't usually let me have (he has to be in charge of just about everything). Unfortunately, he advanced it so that means that I wasn't in on things from the beginning. There were a few times that the boss lady got involved a during the day. The only times there were any hiccups involved either him dropping the ball or her making a mountain out of a molehill. Besides that, it turned out to go fairly smooth and I was extremely busy the whole day. Despite it being a sixteen hour day, it really flew by and I had a purpose to being there. Overall, a pretty good day.

I took a couple of huge steps this week to help get out of my horrible work situation. As some of you may know, I'm a member of Actor's Equity Association which is the union that covers actors and stage managers (which I still identify as being even though that's not my current position). Anyway, they are associated with a program called The Actor's Fund that offers a work assistance program. I spoke to the woman in charge of it this week, am filling out some forms, and hope to be able to talk to a career counselor soon. I know that they are kind of backlogged, but I am very hopeful that they will be able to help. I may still be in a shitty situation, but it felt good to be proactive about it.

Scott and I had been talking about going away for a few days this summer but then started hemming and hawing about it when my department was threatened with losing jobs. He surprised me (found a discount code!) and booked a few days in St. Augustine. It gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling and I'm so happy & excited to get away for a little bit!!

Huge simple joy on Friday!!!! When I left work, I knew I wouldn't have to go back for ten days. Big old smile on my face with that. Then, I get home, work out, and Scott announces that he wants to take me out to dinner and a movie. I even wore a skirt -- that never happens. We had such a fabulous time.

This may seem like a silly simple joy, but it made me happy. I've been battling a green tinge of mold on the metal of our lanai. Today, a vinegar solution and some elbow grease triumphed! I only got maybe a quarter of it done, but it's amazing the difference it made. Vinegar is so amazing for cleaning!

As always, check out more Simple Joy Sundays over at Cool Zebras.

4 comments:

Heather said...

I'm glad that you are taking steps to get out of your current position. I was in a job like that for a few years (that I was miserable at) and I took a big pay cut to get to a better environment. Worth it.

mermaiden said...

seriously, sometimes the simple joys are the most meaningful. when you recognize that i think you're in a place to make the changes you want in your life. that's my story recently, anyway ;D

Athena's Armoury said...

Heather, I would totally think about doing that. If I could find something that would make me happy and I could still pay my bills... I'd be there in a heartbeat. I just haven't been able to find *anything* yet.

Julie, I'm so glad to hear it!! I hope you're doing well!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

This is such a nice idea - to post about what made you happy rather than just complaining like I often get caught up doing!

Enjoy your getaway!
- Lindsay