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October 18th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

There's a media sale today at work, so I picked up a couple of books for $1.75. One is on how to start writing fiction. It's pretty good so far, and I need the motivation! Every time I think about what I want to do with my life, I come back to writing. I have this vision of me living on the Oregon coast, writing away, enjoying the ocean, my cats, my sweetheart, and a peaceful existence.

Another piece of motivation - today two members of my team got special awards for exceptional work. One definitely deserved it for all the hard work she does. The other has been here for just four months. My boss nominated both of them. Every member of our team has now received this award, but me. I'm feeling rather dejected and unappreciated. I feel like I've done just as much work as the new person. I'm not sure how to make these people happy.

Thanks for the tip on dark chocolate! What a great idea! I've personally never been a big fan, but a small bit of dark chocolate is worlds better than no chocolate whatsoever. Wink SO and I stopped by Whole Foods last night and picked up brown rice pasta. It was surprisingly delicious and hit the spot.

Pottery class tonight! I'll have to buy another $10 bag of clay since I used up so much of it. Just have to remember not to use so much water, and make sure the wheel is spinning in the right direction. Stick Out Tongue

Current total student loan balance: $12,420. I'd love to get that under $12,000 by the end of the year, but we'll see!

2 Responses to “motivation”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I would LOVE to be a writer. It's what I want to do when I retire. I've wanted to write all my life, but I've never had the time. Always had to work!

    About the award: I have been in EXACTLY the same position. Everyone in my little division had gotten the same award but me. Eventually I got one, too. I came to realize it was pretty meaningless. Mainly, my boss just wanted attention for "her" group; it wasn't really about us personally at all. I don't think there was any particular reason for the order in which they were given, either; I think she just made her nominations as certain things captured her attention. Since my style is not flashy, I came in last. Thank goodness I have confidence in my real value at work. Don't let that kind of nutty stuff get you down.

  2. baselle Says:

    Remember that you've gotten almost 100,000 hits here on your blog. It means that people want to read what you write.

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