Overcoming the Challenge of Hating Your Job.

I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee. Its 5:30 AM and I have been up for an hour. I’m dressing putting on pants and getting in my icy cold car. The frigid airs out side give warning that to impending day will be similar to last night. A flurry of angry, passive-aggressive tweets, a few slurs, and copious amounts of me shrugging at my screen, wondering if anything I do is actually making a difference in this city struggling with snow.

Part of 21 DED is to reset. To create a new routine and to focus on the day. I feel like I’m behind everyone else, because I’m not lucky enough to work my own hours, or I don’t live a short walk/bike/drive to work. A lot of my day is spent commuting, and it’s 100% affecting my daily physical and mental health. I can’t wait to change this. I’m actively looking to work from home this year, and/or move closer to the office. Spending a considerable amount of your day in the car is not always a good thing.

Yesterday, day one, I had an excellent morning. I picked Josh up in the morning and we headed in to town together. He started work at 9, and I at noon. Arriving at his office 45 minutes early, we stopped in at one of Vancouver’s many independent coffee shops. Treating ourselves to Josh’s first pour-over, we enjoyed a morning discussing the day and talking about whatever came to mind. It felt nice; something we do all the time, but never in the morning. After Josh left for work, I did what I had committed to do in yesterdays post: I went to the book store and bought my first book of the year (I hope not the last). I settled in to a different shop, closure to work, and dove in. It felt amazing to disconnect and immerse my self in a paperback of fiction; forgetting everything else running through my mind for almost three hours. My alarm buzzed and I headed in to punch in.

The day blurred by. I wish I could talk more about it, but it’s so stressful that even thinking about putting a paragraph down on here makes me anxious. I think in reflection of how negative this blog is, I’m going to make a valiant effort to be as positive to ever single person that I interact with today. It’s an extremely tall order, but rather than allow people to bring me down, I am going to build up this wall of positivity and attempt to keep people from bringing my attitude down to their levels.

I’ve gotten really in to Dodgeball (more and that later) and as a volunteer for the new Langley League, I’m excited to meet up with the other volunteers for dinner tonight. I’m excited to meet new people and really start to expand my social circle over the next couple of months.

Anyways – Not a lot of depth today, sorry. But I promise that I’ll think of some good topics in the coming week to really produce some great content in the coming month!

Until tomorrow.

-M

 

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