No More Empty Fortune Cookies!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

You Can Do It!




















oil on canvas, by Angela Schleicher
(another example of my mermaid obsession)


This mermaid spoke to me from the canvas. She told me to stop what I was doing. She told me to re-evaluate my life and my career ( or lack of one) and to find the path that I wanted. She told me that it didn't have to be so dull and monotonous and that it could include magenta hair if that's what I so desired.
I listened to her. I polished up my resume. I enrolled in school. I found my new job and I am so happy for having done so. My new company is awesome. I couldn't have imagined finding a place so wonderful even before I finish school. The work that I do now is interesting rather than frustrating and the people that I do have contact with are happy and have intelligent conversations with me rather than the berating, belittling ass-chewing that I used to endure working in customer service. Wow. Had I of realized that this actually was a feasible option sooner, I would have demanded this for myself years ago. I really need to work on my self esteem and recognizing when it is deficient much sooner. Breaking the cycle of poor self esteem and depression can seem insurmountable, but I can attest to the fact that it most certainly can be done. All you need is willpower, love and support, and a touch of motivation, and some encouraging words even if you have to say them to yourself.
Thats it for my corny motivation speech...now go have a nice day!

4 cookies cracked:

Jay said...

It's always nice when we can find a really positive environment to work in instead of a really negative one.

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

you are so right and right now I am loving where I am. It makes all the difference in every aspect of my life. How I perform my job, how I manage my friendships, even my relationship, my family. Finally I'm not so burned out and stressed out at the end of the day that I come home exhausted and unwilling to talk to or see anyone. I am happy to visit and share my day. What a difference it is.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A beautiful painting. That reeef is great and so is the mermaid. And cool motivational speech, LOL!

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

Mary,
WOW, I really take that as a compliment to my painting coming from YOU. I bow before your expertise Thanks a bunch!