A few weeks ago, I requested work off for next week with the intention of having another job. I figured that if I got another job, I could start right away or I could simply take a week off if I did not get the job. I had no idea at the time of my request how crucial next week would be. My sister will be coming to visit because it happens to be the same week as her sister-in-law’s wedding. I have a home inspection that needs to be done, and my car will need to be taken in to a body shop for repairs. So, I was very excited to leave work today because of all the things happening next week. Another good thing that happened today was seeing a former coworker at Wendy’s while we ate dinner with a friend. It was good to be able to talk about what is happening and everything going on at work right now.
I was sick yesterday, so I was not able to finish my something good post for the day. I woke up feeling a lot better this morning and was able to go to work. We were able to go to the grocery store yesterday to get some soup and other things while we are sick. I am grateful to be feeling much better today though.
I have been struggling with accepting a new coworker. She seems nice enough but our personalities clash, and I am appalled by some of her actions. Today, my manager took me aside to talk. She said she felt some tension between this coworker and myself and wanted to know how to help. We talked about my frustrations and concerns. At the end, she thanked me for my hard work and told me to let her know if there was anything she could do to help me enjoy my job more. Sometimes I get frustrated with my managers. I wonder why they make certain decisions and if they have my best interest at heart, but moments like this help me realize that they really are trying and want me to succeed. I am grateful for that, especially since I will likely stay in this job for longer than I expected. It is good to know I am appreciated and heard at work.
Today was not the greatest. I found out I did not get the job for which I had interviewed, the shop was backed up during my lunch so I was unable to get the oil change I needed, and I broke one of my music makers while grabbing a towel to dry my hands. There was also a lot of good today though. My sister made dinner and finished a puzzle because she enjoyed it for once. I had a good day at work and am getting along better with my new coworker. And today was payday, so I was able to get all my bills paid early this month. I like that looking for the good in every day ends my day with the positives instead of remembering the not so good parts of today.
I got off early from work yesterday to go to an interview. I normally get off early on Thursdays, so it was nice to be able to switch. I practiced interview questions and then played some games with my sister before heading to the interview. I am still not sure how it went, but I should find out tomorrow if I got the job.
Today I got out of work a few minutes earlier than normal as well. My sister and I were able to get frozen yogurt because they had a special deal today. Then we ate some dinner and talked for a bit before I took her to class.
Today completes the first month of posting something good that happened every day for the next year. It was hard to think of something to write today. I felt terrible all day, and work was frustrating. I did have a friend say they would put in a recommendation for me with those jobs for which I applied though and I sold a tv series, both of which will help me get just a little closer to where I want to be next month.
I applied for a couple jobs today. I am not sure if anything will come from it, but I am excited about the opportunities and grateful I had the time to complete the applications this afternoon. I like working at my current job, but it feels like it is time for a change and these jobs would be better for me in a lot of ways.