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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving

It's kind of cool that we set aside one day a year to just be thankful. I like that. I try to be thankful daily, even though I might not have been posting it on Facebook every day for the past month. Of course there are things in my life that I wish I had... But there's plenty I should be thankful for as well.

Of course, I am blessed with an amazing family and I don't often stop and think about that. Not many people have parents who, 38 years after saying "I do" are still madly in love with each other. I do. That's cool. I am also blessed with amazing friends. It just takes one or two people you think are friends to royally screw you over for you to appreciate the friends who have been standing there beside you. (In theory, I guess I could be thankful for those bad friends for showing me what good friends really are, but I'm not there yet). 33 hasn't been so great a year, and without hesitation I can say I wouldn't have made it through without my friends.

But this year, I have something else to be grateful for: the people I work with. Now before everyone else I've worked with before this year gets mad, let me explain. This year, I have a new job, and the four people I work closest with are actually my employees. I am a boss. (I know, right? It's weird!) Now that I'm settled, I can say looking back that I was really, REALLY nervous at the beginning of the school year. These were people who had worked together for YEARS, and were all great at their jobs, and all of the sudden I was in charge of them. It was like I was barging into their secret club and demanding to learn the handshake. But the most amazing thing happened... They let me in. They sent me Boss's Day Flowers (and I almost cried). In fact, we even rearranged furniture and cleaned seven years worth of junk out of the storage area so that I could have an office with them and we could all be together. And I love it. It's the happiest I've been at a job in a long, long time. So this thanksgiving, as I know they are spending time with their families, being thankful for new relationships, new babies, and healthy outlooks to the future, I'm just thankful for them.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! And to all of you cooking huge dinners... I'll think of you while I'm eating at the Carter Caves Lodge! No cooking OR cleaning for me today!!!! :)





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1 comment:

PJ said...

I am so glad that you are appreciated and accepted in this tough new job. You will be a great boss, for the same reasons that you would be a great administrator. You don't ever forget what it is like to be the teacher, or the employee. It has been a hard year, and I am sorry for that. You DESERVE all the best. Even though we don't get to spend loads of time together, I always count you among my friends and I am thankful for it.