Use What You Got
Thursday, March 31, 2011
To say the least, I'm not thrilled with my job! I went back to school for a year and re-invented myself in a total different career (from auto to health). I studied long and hard to survive in this crazy economy. I graduated in September and was fortunate enough to be hired three weeks later doing what I went to school for. Imagine that! I hear the horror stories of people who attend school for years only to not find a job in their desired field. I was not one of them.
I have learned so much at my job. I was basically thrown into a position that another girl decided to give up. I walked into a hostile environment and through much prayer and determination, I have lasted. The weird thing is that the girl who decided to give the position up decided she didn't really want to leave afterall. She simply needed some additional help. Along comes me, the new girl. I have trained under her for months and now she has once again decided to bail. She began working part-time about a month ago. I have continued to work my regular hours and learn and grow independently.
The business is picking up. The practice is growing. The patients are thriving and referring friends and family. I am doing the best job that I can. I have decided to do the best I can with what I have in me. I put on a happy face and give the best of me. Many days it is a struggle. I'm dealing with a negative energy in the office, but my positivism outweighs all of that. My motto is leave your attitude at the door, you can claim it on the way out! Just don't leave it behind!
I collect figurines and art by Annie Lee. One of her newer pieces is entitled "Got Lemons". It depicts a matronly woman and a child surrounded by bushels of fresh lemons in a kitchen making fresh squeezed lemonade. On the wall in the background is newspaper with headlines such as FORECLOSURE, DOWNSIZING, NEED A NEW JOB, POLICE REPORT, HEALTHCARE AND BANKRUPT. This piece speaks volumes about the world we live in today.
I have decided long ago that the best thing to do is to make the most out of what you have. I don't have to possess the best of everything. I must simply use what I have on hand to get what I want. I have what I need on hand. I must simply appreciate and use what I have today to get what I want for tomorrow. Sparkpeople is all I need for right now. I must simply use the tools available. I must get back to basics and start journalizing my food and exercise.