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.


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