Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve

This year, I've decided, at this moment, not to complain about New Year's. I have no party to go to and I haven't made any plans. I may stay home and act like it's any other evening. I may walk down H St (my street) and see if any of the no-cover bars appeal to me. I may walk home without entering any. I may buy myself a drink and go home before midnight. I may find somewhere friendly and stay until midnight. Whatever I do, will be because it appeals to me and that's it. I won't go out if I don't feel like it. I won't force myself out and if it feels too sad, I won't stay home.

On to other non-news, my boss is ridiculous. In fact, she's so ridiculous that I'm starting to find her amusing. It would be more amusing, of course, if she would get out of my way, but that's not happening any time soon. At least it's possible to laugh about her rather than have a flare of anger when she says something stupid. The  most recent was that she thinks I see her as a threat. No, I see her as a roadblock, and I was impolitic enough to tell her. (I guess I should be grateful that I work for the feds, so no chance of being fired for saying stupid things to one's boss.)

The deal is, she sees ME as a threat. Or, at least, she's worried that I may leave. And if I were to leave, she would have a BIG problem. She has some power, but I have most of it. I am going to try harder to accommodate her without making myself crazy. My idea is to send her a weekly email update on all my projects. That way, she'll feel like she's in the loop, but I won't have to actually sit in an indefinitely long meeting with her--or tolerate her constant rescheduling. We'll see if it works.

I don't know if it's "good" or "healthy" to have so much of my life focused on work, but I guess it's ok. My job has never really challenged me or required me to live up to my full "potential." Now it is and that's exciting. I am ready for the challenge!

However you spend tonight, I hope you have a great time. See you next year.

Grateful for: challenges.

1 comment:

  1. That's very exciting that things are going so well at work, despite your boss. It doesn't seem unhealthy to me, especially because you'll inevitably cycle your focus to something else at some point--enjoy it!


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