Today will be better
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Yesterday was pretty awful. I was going to write a blog post about how terrible EVERYTHING was... And woe is me. But in getting ready to write it, I realized that it wasn't ALL bad, it just had a lot of awful parts.
Like the dead dog on the freeway, in pieces, with blood smeared all over and the smell of it permeating my car. That made me cry. And the hour and a half long commute to one library and 1 hour commute to the other library - both should've only taken 40 minutes. Or discovering a lot of things that aren't quite right about the new building. And learning that yet another piece of furniture (a really Important piece) won't be ready before we open on the 29th.
But then I came home from work and was surrounded by my dogs with their tails wagging so hard their bodies curl up. And I remembered that the shelves were about 1/3 of the way installed on the children's side of the building, so we can start shelving today. And several staff members stepping up to say "can I help with ____?" And other managers offering to lend me their staff to help. And Facebook reminding me of a post that I made 5 years ago, when I was only a few days out from my wedding - I remember how calm and happy I was. And a really good friend getting his blue belt in Jiu jitsu. And my sister in law coming over to study, and me having a real life example for why project managers are needed. And then curling up on the sofa with my husband, my book, a dog (the other one isn't much of a snuggled) and a glass of wine.
So, yesterday wasn't awful. Just parts of it were. And today will be better.