August 10, 2022

I’m so glad it’s Thursday. Well, my Thursday. Once again it’s been a long week. There’s a lot going on with work, and I’m tired of thinking. Plus the job I turned down last week popped back up. They’ve made it slightly more enticing but I’m still not sure it’s a good fit. The call took me by surprise today, so I didn’t even know what to say. I’ve got 2 days to respond. Some days I wish I had a crystal ball.

I’m thankful for smart and caring colleagues. For pasta dinner when I got home. For early bedtime.

August 6, 2022

It was hot today but I still managed to walk to the gym and get a short workout in there before walking back. I felt sweaty and gross yet good. I was glad to get it out of the way and on to my day, which included errands and getting stuff from my storage unit for my antique booth. Of course, after a while in my storage unit and then in the garage working on a chair, I once again felt sweaty and gross.

I’m thankful for a busy day. And for showers and goat milk soap. And for air conditioning that allows for snuggles on a hot day.

August 5, 2022

I had a job offer that I turned down today. It was a hard decision that I spent most of the week stressing over. Mostly I worried that I would regret not taking a chance. Until I realized that not taking the job was also taking a chance.

I’m thankful I’m comfortable with my decision. I’m thankful I even had a decision to make.

August 4, 2022

Wow. What a week. It’s been crazy at work in all the wrong ways. I’m exhausted just from thinking.

But I am thankful for the reminders off and on that I’m never completely stuck in a bad situation. I might need to change my expectations, my perspective, or my timeline, but there’s almost always an option for change. Maybe not always the ideal one, but a stepping stone to a different path. A friend sent this to me and I think it’s brilliant:

And while I’m making choices, I’m also thankful today for this lemon cake. Oh. My. Gosh. It’s so good. If you have a Costco near you, go and get it. Now.