Saturday, February 13, 2010


I'm working today.

Not fun, but I had the day of Tuesday so I could attend a lighting clinic for photography.
It was pretty cool, fairly informative, and REALLY made me want to buy some lighting equipment... which was the purpose I think, since they were pushing Photogenics product.
I think lighting is the next step for us, to take our shots up a notch or two.

It's so nice to relax for a bit when I first get to work.
Yesterday, I forgot to mention that my old boss is GONE. He was the jerk I would periodically... sporadically write about. I don't hate him, just the way he was.
He was transferred to an inside job, which leaves us without a supervisor, more or less. We do have a stand-in super from another crew, and it's like night and day. He's so busy trying to manage the two crews, that he really doesn't have time, nor the inclination to bother us... which is exactly what I want. Leave me alone so I can do the job.

For the past several years, I've always started out the year by writing a list of things I'd like to do. Not exactly a resolution, but... sort of.

Anyway, this year I didn't write one, but I have made a mental note, a decision to try and live my life more positively this year, to try and be happy regardless of my circumstances. This includes: not complaining about my job (I fail at this sometimes. ha!), not cursing (I didn't think I could do this, since I can curse like a sailor, but it just took some time and constant awareness), not combat driving, being more grateful, being more hopeful, showing and telling Amy and Tristan how much I love them (I did that already, but now I keep it at the forefront of my mind), and just trying to maintain a positive attitude in general.

You know what? It has absolutely helped me. I FEEL less stressed. I FEEL healthier. I feel like... I dunno, like we're going to make it.
If nothing else, it certainly beats the alternative...

Ok, gotta run. Message for the day:
WORK on being more positive for a few weeks and see if it helps your state of mind. It takes 21 days to develop a habit, but I think you will see results way sooner than that