Monday oh how I loathe thee!
I had a pretty rough week last week, especially Friday. It's always refreshing to find out you've been betrayed and that betrayal affects your potential to be promoted and make more money. Yes, that is sarcasm you are reading here.
ANYway...I met up with my favorite writing / reading buddy Kristin after finding out about said event/betrayal and we took our laptops over to Starbucks and did some writing. I've never done that before. In fact, I'm usually the one making snarky comments about those sitting around in Starbucks doing just that. I found, however, that it was very nice to write somewhere other than my office at home, and I can't wait to do it again! I apologize to the millions of people that use their laptops in Starbucks for my harsh judgement. We chatted, brainstormed, and did some writing and it really took my mind off of the 9 to 5. I was calm, cool, and relaxed. As soon as I got back in the car to go back to my cubicle, my stomach started knotting up, and I literally felt sick to my stomach. When I got to the parking lot I just broke down in the car, practically hyperventilating. It could have been the coffee, but I was pretty sure it was the job. To make myself feel better, I packed up ALL personal items from my desk. It was fun to watch the boss squirm a little bit watching me. Finally someone asked if I'd be back on Monday, and I confirmed that I would be...I just had a few personal items I'd been meaning to take home -- that's all. Bwahahahaha!
Did I want to quit? My gosh yes! I've been unhappy for quite some time. I know that financially it would be tricky so I stay anyway and take the abuse. I think that this was my final warning though - not work wise but stress wise. My body is telling me it's time to move on from there. I've got to finish this book, get it published, and get the eff out of there!! The thought of getting away from that toxic, high-schoolish environment is the best motivation I can think of to get my story down and done!
Do I have a point? I think so...
I think the point is that there is a turning point for all of us - when we realize our lives need to change and only we have the power to do it. I mean, of course this is pretty basic stuff...but we get comfortable and just keep on with how we are doing things. Friday was my last wake up call. I'm getting this DONE!
I'm glad that I have such a great group of peeps to hang out with while I'm doing it. You know, YOU GUYS! I think we are going to have a fun day when I hit the 50 follower mark. I have plans for you ALL! I'd put my evil plot laugh here...but I used it once already.
Happy Monday everyone! Have a great week!