Today, I spent the day working in Queens. What usually takes about 45 minutes from my house to get to my first account took almost 3 hours. Sitting in my car trudging along at a snail’s pace was brutal. The inability to move around and try to navigate closer to my destination was impossible. During that time, I listened to the radio and tried to get out of my increasingly agitated zone. It didn’t work. As I began tearing up out of frustration and weariness I realized that its times like this that can break a person down. Yeah, I know what you may be thinking…”it’s just traffic”. Yes, it is but when you go through this day in and day out twice a day, five days a week, I’m telling you it’s tough. By the time you hit the neighborhood you’re trying to get to, spending 30 minutes looking for parking causes about 20 grey hairs to pop on head. Then….then….then….you get to said Dr’s office and the receptionist states “Dr.’s on vacation”. I’m telling you it ain’t easy!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the freedom, the challenge and the innovation that my job and field provides. I relish in the ability to learn not only about new products and ideas but also from other people. I am a very easy going and patient person, however sometimes that traffic …..I tell ya….UGH!! Anyway, as I sit here typing and thinking about the morning and afternoon I had, I think to myself I’m very blessed and fortunate. I remember what it felt like collecting an unemployment check. I remember what if felt like going on interviews only to be told you’re not good enough. I remember toasting the good fortune of friends as they found themselves ushered into their dream jobs as I sat wishing I could say the same. I remember the three weeks of training I had for this job and how grateful I felt. Today, I remain grateful but mainly because I have a clear head, and a million and two cars not crowding my space haha.
So, as you go off to work tonight or tomorrow whether it be in an office, at a school, retail, fast food or whatever remember even when you think no one appreciates the time and effort you put in day in and day out….I DO. Be the great worker….in whatever capacity that is…you know you can be. I’m rooting for you…even though I know my job is harder hahahaha