Wednesday, October 06, 2010
I have had a lot of exciting things going on in my life lately. I will probably write a long entry today.
I have been at my current job for seven years! I mentioned this to manager and she did my performance review that very day and put me in for a small pay raise. Yeah! I don't think I will make it to 133% of poverty level but every little bit counts. I found myself thinking that my job does take skills such as people skills. It is hard for me and other people to deal with difficult customers. I like the fact that my job involves physical activity and talking with lots of people. Yet, I hate when people seem to blame me for things I have nothing to do with such as prices, failure to have their picture order in, sale item not in stock etc. I noticed in a book on customer service that the author took the time to warn against personalizing the customer's complaints. This made me see that it isn't just a problem that I have.
I joined a play a few weeks ago. It is a Christmas musical variety show. I have some songs that the whole cast will sing and I am not experienced at singing. I am finding that the singing rehearsals make me hungry. I have noticed that the person who invited me to try out for the play also has a tendency to get hungry after rehearsal. I didn't see singing on the fitness tracker. Does singing burn calories? I am not used to getting hungry right after an activity like this. Has anyone else noticed this?
I am so excited about being in this play. I love to be noticed by others and this is a relatively safe and positive way for me to get that attention that I crave. I also love to pretend to be things that I am not. I find it fascinating to contemplate what a particular character might feel/how they might act. I also love to put myself in the role of a character in a book/story/movie etc and think about what I would do.
Yet, I find it hard to hit a high note for this one song. It is just not in my voice capacity at this time. I tend to hit a high note and then darn near lose my voice and be thankful that I can go back to the earlier high in the song. I'm glad that I will only sing with the whole cast rather than in any small ensembles.