Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let's play highs and lows...


First, the highs:
  • I had a REALLY good interview today. This girl was so amazing I wished I could take credit for her. I actually felt more energized after interviewing her, which is pretty much the opposite of how I've been feeling lately, since I cough my way through every interview.
  • I worked really hard for several hours on this powerpoint presentation for the college counseling meeting for parents of juniors tomorrow night. The Director kind of left it in my hands...last minute...but it was actually fun to be able to create and organize and accomplish something and feel good about it.
  • We went to Boloco for dinner, and I asked the cashier if I could make my own bowl with whatever I want in it. He said, "This is Boloco, you can have whatever you want." He was totally sincere too. I looked at him and said, "That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me today." He gave me a free chocolate chip cookie. I didn't want to tell him I'm on a health kick.
  • My friend sent me the following text message, "You've inspired me to come to terms with my sock drawer and throw away the ones with holes in them that I now admit I'll never fix." It really made me smile.
  • I started reading a snarkily entertaining blog that someone I went to high school with writes: http://amomtwoboys.com/. She writes for a lot of blogs, and is a stay at home mom. I don't know if she's actually figured out how to make money at it, or if she doesn't need to, but either way I'm insanely jealous. She also writes for Aiming Low, a group of bloggers that "strive for anti-perfection. It’s not about the failure to attain perfection….it’s about understanding that perfection is not only over-rated, it’s a big fat whopping lie-burger with cheese…and fries…and onions." I could learn a few things from them.
Lows
  • I also interviewed a student who was possibly the least-suited to our school that I've ever interviewed. I'd tell you about it, but that would be unprofessional.
  • I coughed so much during my interviews that I couldn't get some of my questions out. It was awkward.
  • After finishing the powerpoint, I worked for a long time on a resources handout for tomorrow night. After emailing it to the Director, his admin wrote back to tell me they'd already made copies of all handouts and stuffed the folders. Even though the Director knew I was still working on it. So that was a total waste of time.
  • I took Mucinex DM, which has an expectorant and a cough suppressant in it. The expectorant works, and the suppressant doesn't. Which means I've been choking on/drowning in my own mucus all day. Beyond awesome.
  • It leaves me really, really tired.
  • Too tired to do any organizing, which almost certainly means I won't meet my goal. (especially with college night tomorrow from 6-9)
  • My boss asked if I could take one of her interviews tomorrow. Given the college counseling presentation, how far behind I am on all my admissions work, the constant coughing, and the fact that I've only averaged 3.5 hours of sleep each night for the last week, I hesitated and told her it would be really hard. She said she understood but I could tell she was disappointed. And I feel guilty.

What were your highs and lows today?

3 comments:

A Little Irish Girl said...

Ok here we go...need to write this before I pass out b/c I think you need to hear it...

YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL GUILTY!!!!

Listen here darling, you work your ass off and give 110% percent even when you are only feeling like 15...You need to give yourself a break. As close as you might be to wonder woman (and trust me you're damn close) you are only human and you can't take on everything. You are doing a fantastic job and taking on a ton already. Be proud of what you've done. And I mean with everything (work, your relationships, this project, everything) because I'm proud of you :)

And I'm glad you enjoyed the blogs :) Aren't they snarky? I love it! ha

Melisa K. said...

Thanks, Erin. I should print that out and post it on my mirror.

Bolopep said...

hi melissa, i have to say your post about your experience at boloco made my night. can you tell me which location this took place and try to describe the person who took care of you? would love to personally thank him... feel free to shoot me an email at pepper(at)boloco(dot)com!)
Thanks again for including us,
Cheers,
John
Co-Founder and CEO