As hard as I try to keep on this path of optimism, positivity, good will towards man, etc - I keep falling into the pothole on the road. Eventurally I am going to figure out how to either avoid them or just get right back out - but for this week it was not the case.
It was my birthday week and I had just high hopes!
I had plans to meet Jared at 4AM for coffee before we both went to work on Wednesday, Thursday was my birthday and Friday was going to be an easy day ---
Left the house at 3:30 Wed - met Jared - had a great conversation - ate at McDonalds - won't be doing that again any time soon!
Had to be at work for a 7AM semi annual performance review. Got to work on time, sat in my bosses office and that is when everything went sideways.
Turns out that I am difficult to work with and that there have been 3 formal complaints against me - 2 from people I have never met and 1 from the guy I work with everyday who has sought me out for help, thanked me for all of my work with him and is the key person I need to work with. I was stunned! How does a person say one thing to your face and then turn around and tell your boss the exact opposite? How am I supposed to feel? or act?
Of course I started to cry - that wasn't embarrassing or anything !!!!
My boss assured me he was on my side and we would work through this together. He knows I want to work, he knows I know what I'm doing and he knows I am capable
So let's just say the rest of the day went by quite slowly and I wasn't in the best of moods - until I got home
First - I walked into a decorated kitchen with a dozen roses from my son and daughter-in-law and grandsons.
And thhen I opened a present from my very dear friend Wendy!
Can you say perfect timing????
that made everything better
Next morning I went into work and no one knew it was my birthday even though it is on the birthday calendar! A friend of mine from a different department found out and her whole department came over and sang to me and gave me a cherry pie! My department was a bit embarrased to say the least!
I decided to call in sick on Friday - I needed the day - and when I did my boss told me to fill out paperwork for a sick day and not work - so I did and I didn't!
today I am in the frame of mind that I will go to work - do my job, keep my opinions (personal) to myself and be as upbeat as possible. This is the one time in life I wish I had won the lottery and didn't need the money!
Here's hoping next week is better -