I walked out of work tonight and I realized that I was happy. Not just content, but truly happy.
It was a weird moment. Not because I’m a generally unhappy person. I’m not. I’m little miss Pollyanna. I always find a silver lining everywhere. But because for the longest time I left work sad, upset, or downright defeated. Work was just a means to an end: a paycheck. A painful, soul and dream crushing means to an end. (You think I’m exaggerating. I wish I was.)
Things are so different now it’s hard to wrap my brain around it. Tonight I left work feeling fulfilled. It was a great day. I got a lot of work done and as I headed to my car I actually found myself humming. I turned up the car radio and I danced my way to daycare. I love my job. I love what I do. It’s fun to work in a place where we deal in happiness and joy. I love putting my passion for social media to work.I love feeling heard and being encouraged to be creative. You wouldn’t think those are extraordinary things, but to me they truly are.
I had forgotten what it was like to really believe in what you’re doing. I had forgotten that it was possible to enjoy what you’re doing when not working for yourself. But that’s the beauty of my days. Not only am I working for an awesome company, promoting feel good products, but I’m also still working for myself, letting my writer’s soul sing and grow.
So I hum and I dance my way through my really busy, but really fulfilling day. It’s a good way to live.