Monday, January 5, 2009

I have a case of The First Official Work Day of the New Year

At the end of my last post regarding Work Withdrawal I said to "check back tomorrow for Part II". Well, in case you haven't noticed, 12 days have gone by and there is no need to continue with Part II for one big reason:

I wouldn't be able to give much advice about work withdrawal since I went off the deep end into La La Land of vacation exhilaration and became numb to all work related feelings and/or doings. Oh, and it's past the holidays.

As I sit here in the black hole of work, slowly thawing and reintroducing myself to the office environment, I'm slightly disappointed that a sunny, bright, it's-a-brand-new-year-attitude hasn't inhabited my brain. Instead, a strange and unfamiliar feeling of wrath has unleashed itself. It's possible that the teasing 80 degree weather over the weekend that dropped to a freezing 32 degrees and pouring rain on the very day I go back to work might have something to do with it. Nonetheless, I am just not feeling it today and I have a slight suspicion that many other people are not feeling it right along with me.

Go ahead and throw me in the Pessimistic Group. I'm well acquainted. In fact, that is one of my new years resolutions--stop being pessimistic. I'm off to a great start, huh? But there is always good in the bad, however, and I have found it while riding on the negativity train:

The fact that I am not feeling it on the first day back from work, after the holiday vacation, and a fresh start to a new year, tells me something....perhaps I should think about change. (Now isn't that a familiar word as of late.)

And by change, I of course mean change myself.

Oh, to dare to delve into the throes and woes of this downsizing economy. I wish myself good luck.

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  1. Welcome back! I'm having similar issues getting back in the groove today. Ugh. Oops, I mean optimistic me says Yea Work!

  2. I'm not feeling it either. Maybe tomorrow.

  3. I'm still on break, I go back to school on the 20th but you have to understand my break didn't start until the kids went back to school. So maybe on the 20th I'll have the blahs :-)

  4. Hey there! I used to comment on your blog when it first came into existence, but I too have been on a "blah" hiatus.

    Most intriguing part of the post:

    "the teasing 80 degree weather over the weekend that dropped to a freezing 32 degrees"

    Do you live in Texas? Our weather does that crap ALL the time.

    I hope you get into the 2009 groove soon!


  5. Lyndsay and Call Me Cate: A whole week has passed...oops. Starting to be optimistic and 'yay work'...right...NOW.

    Mama Wheaton: Feel free to come back on the 20th and vent about your possible blah status. I'm 99% sure that I will be able to commiserate with you then too. ;-)

    Schafner: Yes, I do indeed live in the great state of Tejas. This weather roller coaster messes with my emotional roller coaster. I think it's called Seasonal Disorder? I would just like the weather to stick to Spring, thanks.

  6. I feel a little like the den mother making a comment, but it's "delurker day," so comment I will!!

    I'm so excited to find you on my follower list. I hope I don't bore you too much with my "mom" issues. I do try to keep them to a minimum. But maybe I can give you two things to be happy about - lunch out in the big world with adults and peeing by yourself.

    It's the little things!!!

    I'll be back...

  7. Eudea-Mamia: After reading your comment I reread the comment I had written earlier and realized I sound like Debbie Downer. I suppose sarcasm sometimes comes across like severe negativity...anyhow, I do appreciate the little things and hope all of ya'll don't view me as a little angry woman :-) And I love your blog, I'm so glad to have found it and become a follower!