Did you have a great 4th of July? I hope so! I did too, but my day started at work. The thing that is probably the worst about my job is the simple fact that the news never stops. You can’t just not have a show because it is Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. People still want their local news on Christmas. (so I’m told… but I still have no idea who could possibly be watching the news on Christmas Day)
Now I am well aware that LOTS of people work on holidays. People with WAY MORE IMPORTANT jobs than me. Doctors, nurses, firefighters, & police officers… just to name a few. So I know I am not alone here.
But soon after I had kids I realized how truly bad this sucked. Holidays are family time. And there is nothing fun about missing out on those memories. But these days, I make the best of it. I am happy to work New Year’s Eve, since I know that is a big party night for most of my co-workers. In return, they pick up Thanksgiving and Christmas for me, so I can enjoy those holidays with my family.
After figuring out that balance many years ago, I decided to stop complaining about working holidays. It is a part of my job that will never change. And I am okay with that. Now I try to make the best of it. I went into work Friday in a fantastic mood. I knew while I would be missing out on some family fun, I would still get to meet up with everyone before the sun goes down and enjoy fireworks with loved ones.
|When you look for positives, they are easy to find!|
When I posted a pic of all the perks of working on the 4th, a friend of mine commented on my Instagram account that she loves how I always see the positives. She later texted me telling my how my post really helped her put her current situation in perspective, and instead of being down about things she had going on… she was going to focus on everything she has to be thankful for. And that made me feel great.
|I edited out the rest of her text, but you get the idea.|
Because let’s be real here:
Do I REALLY like working on 4th of July? NO.
Would I rather have a job where I get all holidays off? YES… obviously.
I DO love my job, however… this is one part I’m not too crazy about. But I make the best of it, and that makes all the difference.
|See? I still got to have lots of fun! 😉|