The Weather Outside Is Frightful.

What a day, what a day, what a day.

I’ve been busting my butt all week at work to keep up with the workload and I can definitely tell that I’m working hard. Don’t get me wrong, I always put everything I have into what I do on the work front but we’ve just been busier than usual and let me tell you, it’s noticeable!

All is well in the world though. I was just talking with a co-worker today and we were chit-chatting about how we actually enjoy coming to work. There are many times throughout our lives where every single one of us has probably faced the “I don’t want to go to work today” morning dilemma and happily, neither of us has had to ever say that working here.

I have pretty stressful days between this and that and over there and oh yeah that too but I love it. This job is challenging and exciting. It pushes me outside of my comfort zone at times and urges me to learn more and know more. Having a good atmosphere to work is in definitely key when it comes to enjoying what you do and I’m happy to say that I have found that.

Switching gears..

I have an ongoing bucket list that I plan on posting sometime soon. I think it might be a separate page kind of like the About Me and Contact Info pages. It’ll be things that I’ve been jotting down for a few years. Sadly, I have more on my bucket list ‘to do’ than are already done but one day at a time, right? Is that sad or is that hopeful? I guess it would be both gloomy and gratifying to actually have everything checked off that list.

What’s on your bucket list? A dream career path or place to visit? Where would you build your perfect home if you could? What’s your “bucket” timeline for the next big step in your life? Marriage, kids, bachelor for life?

That’s about all I have time for right now. I’m on the way home to tend to a 6′ 4″ beast of a man that’s picked up my sickness from last week. Too-da-loo.

A Blizzard In The Forecast.

It’s going to take some getting used to; to blog every day but I’m up for the challenge. It’s not that I didn’t want to tonight but I’ve been so busy this week and the minutes, hours, and days just fly by. I’d much rather have continued laying on the couch watching 20/20 like a lump of sugar than turning on the computer. But I did it anyways.

I pushed through pure, selfish laziness to write because that was my goal. My goal to dig into my deep creativity pockets. Find a lint ball or two of whimsical paragraphs just so I can criticize it and edit it three days from now. That’s what goals are for though, aren’t they? To try and try again?

Fridays are the busiest days in the life of Ori. I try to embrace it though. I think it’s exciting to be doing something all the time. One thing after another overlapping throughout the day is a challenge and I chase after challenge in my career. It makes me work harder and more efficiently. Definitely a good life lesson and learning tool for those that are up for it.

Anyways, I bought some more yarn  after work today and intend on  making a dent in my spools this  weekend considering I plan on  being snowed in until Sunday given  the weather forecast.

I’ve been trying to decide what I’ve done today that’s different from the day before and nothing really is popping out but I’m making sure to be more aware. More aware of the people and things that go on around me. All too often I find myself getting frustrated at small things that don’t hold enough energy to make a fuss over. I’ll have to admit that it might be a tish of a perfectionist problem. I’m so used to everything being the specific perfect way that I do it. No exceptions. Maybe it’s a mix of that and OCD. Who knows.

Nevertheless, I made a point of being more aware of others. Reading facial expressions and the tone of their voice. I did more for people than I usually would simply because I was capable of doing so. To be honest but not arrogant, I usually do feel that I go out of my way to exercise my ability to help out everyone around me but when I’m rushed on time or stressed out about this or that, that instinct ability to assist, blurs.

It’s a good feeling though, going out of your way to help more and do more than expected. It makes a person feel reassured in the spot or area of their lives that they are in.

Another goal added my ongoing list (this for some reason reminds me of Dumbledores Army and the parchment it was written on) is to appreciate my loved ones on a more deeper level. I love my family, we all have a great relationship with one another and I’d do absolutely anything for every single one of them but I often feel that I should be present on a more frequent basis. Visit my grandparents, bring my mom out to dinner and a movie, or see how my dad’s travels are going more often than I do.

I encourage everyone reading this to be more aware of their surroundings especially in a time of fret or hassle. Breathe before you stress out. Think before you talk. And most importantly know that this too shall pass.