It’s funny because I have no problem complaining on this blog from time to time but for some reason when I want to sing my life’s praises I grow modest. I feel like people will think I’m boasting and don’t want to rub the good things in my life in people’s faces. But then again you all put up with the complaining so I should give you ,more of the joy (you see the back and forth I have).
So please take this with a grain of salt. I am not trying to show you how great my life is. I just want to say how grateful I am for the good things in my life especially my job. I just love it so much!
I think back to years of entering data. I remember one project where I had over 27,000 lines of data to enter and it took me a couple of months of mind numbing boredom. When my former boss gave me the job he told me ‘it is a really boring job’ but I thought it was going to be a short term thing.
I would never have taken it if I had known it would dictate the next 10 years of my life but that’s what happened. In 2008 when I started this blog I tried very hard to make a change but it never worked. I had experience as an accounting clerk and it seemed I was doomed to do that till the end of time.
In fact, I had accepted it. I had given up on the idea of doing anything else and decided to make the best of it. Certainly many had it much worse and at least I got to work from home which made it tolerable. But there was always that creeping notion in the back of my head craving doing something more but it seemed impossible. I mean after 10 years you kind of accept your reality.
Then this offer to go into marketing came and it really has been a dream come true! It came out of nowhere and I couldn’t be more grateful. I will do anything to keep this job. I love it so much!
There are a couple things I especially like about it.
First, deadlines are different. In accounting we have so many deadlines and it doesn’t matter if you are sick or injured or on vacation in Hawaii stuff has to get done. I was used to working all the time- weekends, holidays, evenings etc. I would get emails from my bosses at midnight and then again at 6 am.
I was sick as a dog last Christmas and I worked the entire time. Marketing is just so different. Yes you have deadlines but everything is more relaxed. In fact, they tell me to be patient with them and to take things easy.
I find myself doing a lot of research and putting together presentations on all the stuff I’ve learned. That is awesome! In accounting I was doing the same tasks over and over again. In marketing there are new challenges. Like last month I was looking into tailgating and twitter. Today I turned in a presentation on camping. It’s so great!
And the fact I can still work from home and have freedom I want to pinch myself. How did I get it so good? When I think what it would have been like injuring my knee a month after starting a normal job I am overwhelmed with gratitude at my blessings. I not only could work from home while I was immobile but they couldn’t have been kinder or more understanding.
on one hand I feel like I served my time and am reeping the blessings. Probably somewhat like a grandparent feels with their grandkids. They did the tough stuff raising their kids and enjoy the blessings of grandkids. However, I know nothing I did made that happen. I didn’t earn the new job and there are many who work much harder than me who have never gotten such an opportunity.
I am just grateful. Very, very grateful. Humbled and grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me this new opportunity. I love my life right now!
Oh and the physical therapist says I only need to go 2 more times so good news on that front as well. My birthday is coming up on the 23rd. Like I said- life is good!