This morning is a big day for me- it's the first day in my new role that I mentioned awhile back. The transition out of my old role took a month but on Friday, I bittersweetly washed my hands of that Department (will miss my coworkers) and am looking forward to venturing into the new suite today.
I must be honest, it's not just the new digs at work that have me excited. As I am not one to lower the boom on my emotions to people, it's slightly difficult to admit that the last few months have been quite hard for me. I have been stressed, often kinda sad and just have felt like I've gotten a case of the blues that I can't shake. This exacerbated itself when my only reprieve from thinking about my personal life was when I was at work and had to then surround myself with a high-stress job that, by nature, deals with sad incidents and others' misfortune (new department doesn't, thank goodness!). So my days have either been spent stressed beyond belief at work or home and feeling blue about other personal issues- it hasn't been very fun at all. Not to say that there hasn't been a lot of happiness in my life in the last few months or that I'm always sad it's just that something has been.... off.
But today, it's a new door and a new venture. Like everyone else, Oprah's simple final episode of her show has still resonated with me. Most importantly, she instilled that we are responsible for our own life and have to make the changes that evoke all of the goodness that this world has to offer.
Today marks a day that I really hone that in as I know what change needs to be made. I worked hard to be starting this Promotion and I'm hoping that with Peace of Mind at work, regular exercise, more Iced Tea and less Pop and Oprah's words, I'll be on my way to a better me in about 1-2 weeks.
Changes are afoot in my life and hopefully, will bring me the joy that has been ever-so-slightly evading me for awhile.
What's one thing that you could change today that you think would bring you more joy?
[thanks here for the image used in this post]