Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"The good stuff"

I have an file in my work email called "The good stuff". Even though it maybe a little egotistical, I keep emails that compliment me on my job performance. I know some people do this to show potential future employers, but I keep these emails just for me. When I am having a bad week I open this folder and just start reading. I think about how I worked so hard when I started an account from scratch, how I bent over backwards to earn the respect of employees that were wronged in the past, and all those times I put my personal life aside temporarily to go an extra mile for my company.


To say that I have been on an emotional low this past week is a pretty big understatement. Not just with work, but with my personal life too. All the small stuff is just really adding up and I have to constantly remind myself that no one has died, I have no life threatening illness, and I have a roof over my head with food to eat, so really these problems aren't so bad and I need to get the f over it.

So today is a new day, and I have to work on all that. Today "The good stuff" folder will be opened once again.



BTW, I passed my test.

10 comments:

Kristal said...

Hopefully tonight will cheer you up.

And congrats on passing the test!!

The Mrs. said...

Read away honey. There is nothing wrong with that. {and} congrats on passing your test! :)

sarah said...

Well, congrats on the test, first of all. I bet it at least feels good to have it done, and done well.

And I'm sorry you are so down. I think it's natural to go through lows like this - I've been in one for a while, but I finally feel like things are turning around. Winter helps nothing, with the lack of natural sun exposure and all that. Read the good stuff, remember what a great person you are, and then drink some wine. :)

You're good enough, you're smart enough and, gosh darnit, people like you!

Lisa said...

Hang in there, girlie! I say read away - we all need positive affirmations that we are doing a good job. And congrats on passing your test :).

Carrie said...

Oh, I have a file of those too -- my "atta girl" file. I created it so I could submit the emails with my annual performance review, but I'm also guilty of going through it when I need a pick-me-up. As The Mrs. said, read away, honey!

I hope your day gets better :)

And congrats on your test!

LC said...

Congrats! That is very exciting :) I think the "good stuff" folder is a wonderful idea. But I am sorry you are feeling down. Hopefully wine on Saturday will help :)

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Feel better! A lot of people seem to be in the dumps these days!

Maria said...

Congratulations on passing the test!!!

N. said...

I think a lot of people have similar folders. Nothing wrong with picking yourself up, when no one else is at the moment. :)
Congrats on your test! Hopefully it's the beginning of things looking up.

Julia said...

The funk MUST be blamed on the weather...that's my excuse, at least. But do what you need to do to get yourself thinking more positive. Reading, drinking, cooking, etc...

and congrats on the test!