Monday, January 14, 2008

Working woman

Wow ... it's amazing that I've been sitting around for so long, bitching about not being able to find a job, wasting time acting out at times, and now all of a sudden, once again, I am a professional. It's equally amazing how much of a sense of "worthiness" that gives me. I'm not exactly sure that's healthy, but for now I'm going to count it as a gift. It's true that this job I've landed is only temporary, but it's a job and it makes me feel like I am "out there" in the world again, amongst the "normal" people who go to work each day and come home and bitch about it and feel a sense of accomplishment when they do a good thing.

Today I had a couple of great moments -- one was when I stopped to ask a man for directions for the train station and he asked if I wanted to share the cab. That showed such kindness and we had a good conversation about the work he did. On the train on the way in I also talked to a woman whose work complements the work I'll be doing for the next few weeks. God was doing some work in my life today and I'm so very happy.

Oh, and did I mention ... I don't have to be to work until 9:30 each day? Could life really be better?

4 comments:

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Yay, good for you, Rae!

bella said...

It's easy to complain about work.
and then, when you don't work and go back, we see the simple gift it is, to show up and work.
I loved that you shared a cab. :)

Me, Myself and I said...

lol that is great! when you finish your shift? 5-6pm?

what are u working on now?

Jenl said...

Rae~
Tag! You're it!

http://www.12stepscloser.com/?p=43

I hope the new job is going well and that you have time to play along!