Mental Health Day

November 14, 2013 at 11:20 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

So, after I realized earlier this week that Thanksgiving is a week later than I originally thought, I also realized that didn’t leave me with much time to use my last remaining personal day at work before the end of the year.  Our paid time off doesn’t roll over and if we don’t use it we lose it so I decided to help get myself into the holiday spirit by taking a day off of work yesterday.  And it.  Was.  Glorious.


I didn’t do anything and it was everything I hoped it could be.  I stayed up late Tuesday night watching one of my favorite shows and then I woke up early yesterday to treat myself to breakfast.  There’s a place I pass almost every day and I never venture there on weekends because it becomes stupidly packed super early, but the crowd isn’t too bad during the week.  So I braved the cold temps, packed up my book and enjoyed a nice breakfast all to myself.  Then I went home and took a three-hour nap and it was pretty much the best thing ever.

I was slightly more productive in the afternoon as I tidied up the apartment and went for a quick workout at the gym.  Then I made brownies and drank some wine, thus capping off my fantastic and wonderful day off of work.  Now it’s almost Friday, I have book club tonight and a weekend to look forward to!

Can I please take Wednesday off every week?

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Mental Health Day

October 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

As you may or may not know, I put in my resignation at my job last week.  I’m sick and tired of commuting to the suburbs and I want to get my certificate in Museum Studies through Northwestern, which my current commute prohibits me from doing.  I don’t exactly have anything else lined up yet and while that’s a bit intimidating (read: absolutely terrifying), sometimes you have to take a risk and hope things work out for the best.

Not even step by step instructions can help my poor, clumsy soul

That said, I have all kinds of sick time that I’m going to lose at the end of next week, so I decided to take a Mental Health Day today.  It worked out well because there was a group interview at a gymnastics studio for kids that I was able to go to, but I can tell you right now that I didn’t get the job.  I don’t have a ton of gymnastics experience but I was hoping that my background in sports and coaching would make up for it, as the ad for the position implied.  Well, part of the interview involved doing some basic gymnastics and…ok, I’m going to let you in on a deep, dark secret of mine.  I can’t do a cart-wheel.  I’ve tried on and off for over a quarter of a century and my body just does not allow it to happen.  So of course performing cartwheels in front of a very large group was part of this interview.  Seeing as how it’s pretty much impossible to fake or bluff your way out of flipping your entire body over your head, I knew I was screwed – especially since most of the other applicants had extensive experience in gymnastics.  Shit happens and there are plenty of other jobs out there that I’m a bit more qualified for.  However, I’m not going to lie, I was pretty jealous watching the four-year-olds cart-wheel around the studio like it was the easiest thing in the world.  Damn agile children.

I suppose it’s best I didn’t get the position.

Now, in honor of the rest of my day off…I’m going to send out some more resumes.  And not do cartwheels, all night long.

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