I awoke this morning at 4:27 so certain that my alarm was about to go off that upon seeing the clock I said "Oh, my!" in surprise. Exhaustion hit me like a tidal wave last night and I collapsed into bed around ten. I have no idea why I woke up so early, but I couldn't fall back to sleep so I went with it. I checked my emails... turned on my lights... and got up and made a coffee (decaf, of course. No sleepy head to be cleared). I called my parents to wish them a happy anniversary. I made my lunch. And I'm about a half hour ahead of schedule for the shower. Oh, to wake up like this every morning! Most days it is a challenge to get out of bed. My world in there is warm, stress-free and peaceful. Working a full-time job as I have been has removed a bit of my daily excitement, though also removed some of my stress. Having a paycheck is highly underrated.
This week I've been in school of sorts. It's the School of Acceptance and I am in the thick of it, longing for summer break. A sinus infection laid me up for several days, including Monday and Tuesday, so I missed work. In my absence they got a temp (mind you, I am a temp of a full-time, long-term variety). When I returned... they kept her. And she kept my seat. And my computer. She is still there and is expected to stay through next week too. And I? I am wondering what the fuck. At first I was panicky that they wanted to replace me. But those insecurities were likely unfounded, as I have been treated warmly per usual and have continued to work as I regularly do. Now it's just a matter of "what is going on? Who is supposed to sit where? Why do we have this other woman working with us?" And to round out the picture, let me tell ya... she's a control freak and I hate being around control freaks. So I've certainly got my assignment cut out for me. I have no control over any of this anyway, so why not just go with it? Right?
I'm working hard for the "A" here, people! I don't even want an "A-", I won't settle for less than success. It's going to drive me crazy if I have to endure this crappy experience and I don't glean anything from it. In the very least, we deserve to benefit from our pain, don't you agree?
One foot in front of the next. Time to wake up.