It might be cold and foggy outside, but I’m walking on sunshine today, guys. If I see a shooting star tonight, I’m going to wish that every person experiences a day like this in his or her lifetime. It was flawless.
I am in a super-hurry but I NEED to take time to list all of the awesome that is happening in my life at this very moment. I apologize if this post comes across as obnoxiously peppy. I’ve just been waiting for some serious Life-Glum to dissipate for a while. With so much positivity happening, I want to be able to remember this moment.
#1) Last week, I got a new car. Well, a new used car. Actually, my girlfriend got a new car and I inherited her used car. But it has these incredible features that my other car didn’t:
- air conditioning
- cruise control
- good gas mileages
Yes, these so-called “basics” are pretty much the bar for me in the automobile department. Cars were never really my thing. I do admit my crush on Audis. It’s that type of shallow, distant crush one might have for a hot celebrity, though.
#2) Yesterday, I finally graduated to a “smart phone” that I got for FREE because someone was going to join my sister’s plan and then didn’t (an unused HTC Evo 3D — Lord help me with touchscreen technology).
#3) Today was my first day at my new job. It was a fantastic day. I took a major risk in leaving my previous position without a solid plan (I was very unhappy), but it paid off. I am now a business analyst for an organization with 6000 employees, instead of a proposal writer at a firm of 25. I’ve heard wonderful stories from all sorts of employees (including friends) about the company itself and the growth potential here. Also, I received a 30% raise* by switching fields/companies.
*Which might sound less impressive if you knew how much I made at my last position. BUT it will definitely make an impact on my life. Don’t worry – I’m super frugal and I know not to “adjust my lifestyle” too much. I will continue to live below my means.
During orientation, I unknowingly met the CEO/President who seemed impressed to discover from our icebreaker that I wrote a book (even when I explained it was for NaNoWriMo and isn’t edited/published). He said, “Wow! That shows a lot of creativity!” Also, I was the only person who asked a question during the panel discussion with five other senior leaders. Their response was really in-depth and they all called it an excellent question. I’m absolutely floored with humility. I’m so happy to have made a good first impression!
#4) I’m fairly certain that my magnum opus dropped into my imagination today. It’s a novel idea that excites and terrifies me. I would explain more, but I do not wish to jinx it and I really need to get back to jotting down the ideas that are flooding me.
I don’t know what I did right, but I am so very grateful. Seriously, I wish you ALL this kind of day. <3