I had a pretty bad today. I got fired from my new job.
I put all of myself into this job, took work home, wrote ideas all the time, took more work home. I pretty much all but tap danced for them, trying hard to shine, shine, shine, but in the end it wasn’t enough. They wanted more, less, someone else entirely.
I’m still stunned. It was my first job back in the working world since I left teaching. It turns out a lot of kids and some old people are a lot alike–demanding, nasty, rude, like three year olds with a lot more grey hair.
My first thoughts are to think revengeful thoughts and berate myself into the dirt, but I’m trying not to go there. Trying, trying, trying. I know I gave it my very best and if that wasn’t enough for them then that’s their loss.
I thought I’d honor this horrible day by doing something nice for someone else. Maybe, it doesn’t count if I tell you, but I’m not perfect, not by a million miles.
Etsy has a feature called Pounce. You can see a list of items that have just sold or items from shops who have yet to sell a single thing. I found these at the later, Lanier Creations:
Aren’t they beautiful! And she hasn’t sold any! That’s going to change fast. So I got to be her first sale. And it may not be a big money maker, but I hope it makes her day happy. I really do.