This time last year I was wearing flip flops and drawing with chalk on my driveway – with my precious granddaughter. If I were to try to reenact this today, I would be wearing Ugg boots, and trying to get chalk to stick to ice and snow. This has to end – and soon!
Yesterday as I was about to stay late to get my work done, I reflected on my recent performance eval. I was wildly praised for helping everyone in my own department, always being willing to stick around, always cheerfully pitching in. On the other hand, I was told I needed to work on firm boundaries, because I let other people take advantage of me. Hmmmm. I do not concur. I think it is my own job that takes advantage. Therefore, when it was ten minutes after 4 yesterday afternoon, I packed up and left – like a normal person. If I cannot get my work done today before the deadline at 5, I will ask my boss to help me get it done. Because I am not going in early either. This is not normally how I roll, but it kind of feels good.
When I go to my new job, which used to be my old job, I will be willing to put in my time to get my work done. Because I will have pride in my own work. I will be appreciated for what I do. I know my new boss, she has been my friend for many years. I know how she supervises. She is a big appreciator and encourager. I cannot wait. It won’t be long.
I better start looking at what I CAN bring to this day, and to those I meet on my way. Lucky for me, I can pray all day that God shows me how he wants me to act!