And three weeks went by since my last post. So what happened in the meantime?
I had tonsillitis and barely left home for 5 days. Since I missed work, the following week I decided to make up for it. I was starting a new project and I wanted to make up for my time off. Somehow the new project brought back my motivation, that I had lost long time ago. I don't really like to make too personal posts, but the truth is it has been a hard year for me professionally, because I felt I was in the wrong job, dealing with the wrong people and it was hard to put my heart in what I was doing.
Suddenly, things changed! Slowly, I started enjoying doing my tasks and I had fun as well!
Now, I don't know if it was my higher motivation or simply the fact that positive thinking brings good things, but at the end of these two crazy work weeks I got some benefits.
1. For the first time in more than a year of work I got a compliment from my boss in our weekly meeting! I think it was actually the first time he gave a compliment to someone at all! The best was not even his words but the way his eyes were shining as I was presenting the results of the new project. It was priceless.
2. Due to some bureaucracy problems our colleague was not allowed to go on a work trip and we learned recently that our boss will send me and J. instead. We will spend 2 weeks at MIT, in Boston.
3. Friday evening I come home to find a post office notice to pick up a package. I was not waiting for anything, so I ran to the post office full of curiosity. It was a package from one of my favourite bloguers, LaLaLane, all the way from US. She is also a runner and she heard I have never tried energy gels, so she decided to surprise me and send me some. It was a great way to end the week!
Think positive! Positive brings good and good feels... good!
Have a great weekend!