Today was one of those days, and when I got home I wrote a rather self-pitying draft of a blog post. It made me feel better, which was good, and I had the sense to save it as a draft and come back to it later and delete it, which was even better than good.
The thing is – and you won’t often hear this because it’s hard to put these feelings out there – that it’s tough being a public servant. Every day is public, which is usually ok, and then there are days like today when there are brief moments where you truly feel the servant part of the job description. It really was the briefest of moments today that I felt servile, but like most negative things, it outweighed all the positive moments of the day for quite a while and got me down.
So I made myself do two things this evening to get myself out of my little funk: I reminded myself that it is impossible to be universally liked at all times by all people (yes, that’s a bit redundant, but I don’t care), and that what’s important is that I try very, very, very hard every day to do the best job that I can with the best attitude and a smile on my face.
And then there’s the second thing I did to get myself out of my funk: I watched an online clip about the exercise video that I saw a tease for on the Today Show this morning…Prancercise. Thank goodness for that. I instantly felt better.