I won the “KICK-ASS” Award

Today, I left my morning job feeling shitty…

Although my morning got off to a decent start (I had coffee on the go, enough time to defrost my car and arrived on time) I left feeling pissed off and annoyed at the whole process. I work in close proximity to a woman who is vile, crusty, small minded and IMPOSSIBLE. Most days, I’m able to laugh off her ridiculousness without taking a word of her bullshit to heart- but not everyday. Today I had to face her- and today I failed and let her get the best of me. It left me feeling deflated, useless and completely out of control- in regards to my work situation.

As I grumbled into my second job, just to drop off some paper work I was greeted with a smile and a bag of coffee, as the last instalment of our workplace “who Kicked-Ass this week” contest series. Each week a different employee is recognized via nomination. Today’s winner, was me! the below caption was a coworkers telling of my efforts:

“Mare never ceases to amaze me with her broad skill set and versatility as a staff member at Brennan Park. Mare does it all, from program leader and skate patroller to yoga and babysitter training teacher, and she is always cheerful and positive! I really look forward to working with her more closely since she will now be joining our team as a casual Recreation Facility Clerk. She also brings us tasty treats like her gluten free coconut bars;) “

it just goes to show, it doesn’t take a lot to turn your day (or morning) around. The prize, although simple made me feel special, and appreciated, which couldn’t have come at a better time- Thank you!

Author: Maré

outdoorsy girl with a thirst for travel, yoga, music, books, food and adventure (and also cats, I love cats)

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