Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday was quite a full day. There are some days when I marvel at how much I am able to accomplish in a single day. Yesterday was one such day. I found myself eating dinner at 10 p.m. and wondering where my fifteen hours of waking life went.
I had my second day of training at Macy’s yesterday. It went better than I was expecting. I was asked if I would be interested in working in the Home section rather than apparel. I found myself very pleased that my diligent attentiveness during my training seemed to have been noticed. I am still someone who really enjoys a life marked by continued learning and openness to new things.
My morning wasn’t so great. I was concerned that I would arrive late for my second day of training. I took the bus to meet the light rail downtown. And yet again I found myself on a bus full of excess drama. The bus driver insisted that people take a seat rather than stand near the front of the bus behind the yellow line. He was doing this because another rider had apparently fallen earlier in the day. A few passengers took issue with his insistence that they obey his request. By the time I reached my destination I had unwittingly watched the driver be disrespected and virtually heckled by two passengers. Disagreeing with someone is something I can respect. Expressing disagreement through insults is another matter entirely. The least the two passengers could have done would have been show the driver a basic modicum of respect by virtue of the service he was providing them.
I have noted in recent postings that I am competing in a contest this coming weekend. Its beginning is now less than forty-eight hours away. I am very excited. I feel much more prepared than last year. And I feel I have a very decent shot at winning. But even if I do not win the title I will have the pleasure of experiencing a very fun weekend.
Fun has probably been the most important therapy I could give myself. My childhood was so light on fun and so simultaneously heavy on trauma that I am still learning to find my way back from the strange state of mind I developed in response to this imbalanced early life history.
Fifty Day Challenge, Day #48
My healthy activities for today:
§ I attended my second day of training at Macy’s (and apparently impressed my trainer)
§ I relatively smoothly managed what seemed to be a minor crisis when I could not find my laptop charger in the evening
§ I continued to work on my preparations for the contest this weekend
§ I soaked my feet at the YMCA
§ I went to bed at a reasonable hour to give my feet some time to rest