Gratitude Challenge. Weeks 46-48

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Week 46: Technology

I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love it when it works and I hate it when it doesn’t. I think this is true for everyone.

I am grateful for technology though. I don’t know how people collected data before technology. I can’t even fathom having to keep track of everything I have to report on by hand! Oh my gosh, I would never be home! Thank God for spreadsheets!!

My friend Ashley and I were talking about women who are trying to conceive. I have an app that I am currently using, again if I had to keep track of all my girly stuff without the app, I’d be lost. In a way that’s sad, I don’t want technology to replace everything, I’m an old soul, I enjoy the classics like snail mail, simply spending time together, reading an actual book, but I’m thankful for smart phones, computers, printers, etc….

Week 47: Opportunities You’ve been Given:

I am grateful for every opportunity I’ve been given. From playing clarinet in a band starting in the 5th grade, to my promotion at work. Every single opportunity that has been handed to me (whether I’ve taken it or not) has helped shaped me into the woman I am today!

Week 48: Your job

Man oh man, this couldn’t have come at a better time. It surely did stop me in my tracks! I am grateful for my job. I am grateful that i work with such amazing people, I am grateful that I receive a paycheck (even if I think it should be higher for the amount of work I do), I am grateful for the promotion into management. I am bummed because my favorite co-worker retired, I am bummed because my boss resigned, I’m feeling overwhelmed because I am trying to keep things in my department running smoothly, I am stressed because I am trying to do the jobs of 4 different people (the agency still hasn’t hired my replacement fr my old job). I am currently torn on whether I want to stick it out a little more to get experience, or if I should use the experience I have, my talents, and my passions to peruse something else. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my job, & I’m sure things will calm down once we hire new people, I’m just a little worried that things aren’t going to run the way they did before. We all had this rhythm, we worked great together, we were a team, we were a family, now that family is broken, and it’s a bit scary!  Do I stay & help rebuild this family, or do I go where I’m more appreciated by the higher ups, who recognize my potential and value my work, and probably make more money and receive better insurance benefits. The one thing I absolutely love about the job I have now is that I get a ridiculous amount of time off, & since I do want to start a family, it would be nice to be able to have that time. I just don’t know. I have a lot to think about!

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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