Thursday, September 4, 2008

I can't wait!

Today was pretty successful. It started with a fairly good night of rest. I woke up and felt great (hey it CAN happen!). I got to work, turned some music on and just started working away. I got to help redesign the lunch room at work. It's time go get rid of the 70s retro yellow tables and food/grime caked brown benches and bring in some 21st century styling. We are going with a dark granite for the table tops and holly berry red contour booths. It looks really awesome! I should post before and after pictures... maybe. I'm not a designer type of girl, but this was fun!

I'm going to get my own assigned parking spot in about two weeks at work too! I know this seems so silly, but it makes me feel like I am really a part of the company even more if I have my own reserved spot with my name on it. :)

Oh,.. it gets better!

My review is coming up on October 10th. I've been with the company for 3 years. I get a jacket with the company logo on it, which I personally think is totally awesome. I also get a pay increase. Cost of living is 3% so that is the standard increase. My boss told me today that she is going to take everything she has on me to the President and ask for a much larger raise. She said that I deserve "a big fat raise". Company policy states that the manager has to get any raise over the cost of living increase approved by the President of the company before it is awarded. She wants to do my review early, but unfortunately I can't get the raise until October 10th. That's okay though. I have one month to continue growing and improving to get an even bigger reward!

And... the best part of my day....

I had 3 people tell me that they can tell I've lost weight! Nobody in this world knows how much this means to me!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Here we go again...

I don't know how many times I have tried to keep a blog, but I fail everytime. I'm hoping it works this time because I feel blogging is good for the health. We all have things we want to talk about, but sometimes we don't know who to talk to about it or who would even want to listen. It's good to just open up your mind once in a while and let the thoughts flow... clear the cobwebs. (Lord knows I have enough cobwebs to supply a full haunted mansion at Halloween time!)

So, I guess I will start off by explaining the title of my blog. It is one of my all time two favorite quotes of all time.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us. - Walt Emerson

The first time I heard this quote was my senior year of high school. It was our "class motto". At the time I didn't really follow what it meant. Now that I am older and wiser I understand the meaning behind the words more. The life I have already lived is done. There is no going back and changing it. What happened in the past, happened to me for a reason. It's made me who I am today... whether that is good or bad... who is to determine that? The life I have yet to live will always be there. There is nothing I can do in this moment to make it get here faster. Yes, what I do now can affect my life in the future, but by that time it will be in the past. Again, it will make me who I will become. I am living in the moment... right now... not tomorrow... not next week or next year... right now. Regrets are just a waste of time. It causes unneeded stress on my body. Of course there are things I wish that were different, but if things went differently I may not have what I do have right now... A husband that loves me... The most beautiful son I could ever ask for... An education that is paying off... A secure job that I love so much that I cannot ever imagine looking for a job again.

All in all, the only thing that matters is the present. I am going to make the most of it every minute possible!