Wednesday, May 11, 2011

time for another wishcast...

This morning I found out that my co-worker has to go out immediately on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy so the temporary assistant game begins sooner than expected (she wasn't planning to come back after she has her baby).  I'll miss her at the office, but as I told her this morning when I talked to her, the most important thing is her and her baby and not to even worry about this place.

I'm mentally preparing myself for the game of hope-they-like-this-one-maybe-hire-that-one that goes on.  I've been through this twice before and it always takes my boss about a year (yes, a flipping year) to hire someone and it's not fair to me or the new hire (as I'm so drained by the time the person is hired, I'm not able to train her/him as well as I should).  Here's to hoping for a quick turnaround. 

Bright side:  it's wishcasting wednesday and I get to share my dreams and wishes with all of my lovelies!

Today Jamie asks:

courtesy of We Heart It

I feel like it's horribly self-involved to immediately think of myself.   I already stand up for causes I hold dear - women's issues, environment, gay rights - and try to stay involved as much as possible.  that is a part of how I was raised.  Civics and standing up for what you believe and doing something about it have been ingrained in me since I was little.  Championing causes and volunteering and trying to better my community and world were things both my parents did and I followed their examples.  I'm sure there is always room for improvement on my part - volunteer more!  live a greener life! - but I think I've got this area of things going well.

Taking a stand for myself?  Doing things that will make me better?  Removing people from my life that our toxic?  I'm not good at standing up for myself.  Instead, it's like I wear a neon flashing sign "doormat!"  I wish to work on that.  I wish to stand up to my own inner gremlin voices that tell me I don't deserve good things or all the ways I'm horrible.  I wish to stand up to people who treat me poorly as I don't deserve it.  I wish to stop avoiding doing things that could move me to a better future and version of me because of hurtful words from other people and some silly notion that it's selfish.

After all, how can I help make the world a better place when I'm living in a pit of despair of my own making?

(I'll be making the rounds and try to get to as many blogs as possible today, but just know:  as you wish for yourselves, so I truly wish for all of you!)


Anonymous said...

Stand up to those gremlins!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Stand up. YOu deserve the best. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Fran said...

I have always wondered if those in control really do appreciate honesty--How brave do you have to be?The secretary

Lori said...

Yep, stand up for what you believe in can get you surely knocked on your backside. It's a cliche' I know but you just get back up.....

Ginny said...

It is hard to do but standing up for ourselves is so important. When I do stand up and say what I think and mean, it always surprises me how quiet everyone gets. I think the more we do it the easier it will get.
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well. You deserve only the best!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Darling, I´ll cheer for you along the way. You deserve good things happening to you.

BTW: the link for your name at Jamie´s place redirects to the same post at Jamie´s site. I arrived here by looking for you in Blogger through an old link.