Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I have been having a difficult time at work lately. I can't seem to get out from under. I am running from one deadline to another and I don't seem to be making anyone happy, least of all myself. It will be 17 years with this company on the 15th of this month and sometimes I feel like they are trying to nudge me out. I have been in my current position for a little over 2 years and I still don't have a job description. I am supposed to report directly to the owner, but in reality I answer to the 30-year-old that I hired 5 years ago. Sometimes it's tough to take.
We have been very busy for the past few months and I have been taking graduate classes at the same time. More than once over the past 8 weeks I have wondered what I thought I was doing. I would not be in graduate school if it wasn't for SparkPeople. I always said I could 'never' go back to school. I had been doing well in school so far, but I always give credit to outside forces, not to myself. The teacher likes me, I already knew a lot of this through my job, my DD helped me with my presentation...I could go on and on. But for the past 8 weeks I have been taking a finance class that has been kicking my butt. I have not worked so hard in a class before, at least not that I can remember. I had a teacher that I never had before. The class was large for an online class and he never "bonded" with any of us. This time it was all on me - and me alone - to succeed or fail.
My final grades posted today and I earned an A.
I am proud of me!