Thursday, October 16, 2008

In which I judge myself in a super annoying fashion.

Day four of the 29-day, 29 Gift challenge. Today's lucky recipient of a gift is ... Cha Cha! C'mon down!

I didn't win a lifetime supply of Jiffy Pop, and I didn't receive a new car.

No. Today I gave myself a break.

I don't have to fix it all right this moment. I don't have to know all the answers. I don't have to do anything but breathe.

So I talked to my boss about the nature of my burnout. Miraculously, I did so without tears. And I started planning for at least a few days away from the office in the coming weeks.

This is definitely the hardest give so far. I question the neediness of the recipient. Surely she's just lazy, or faking it, or what have you.

But upon further examination, no. No, the recipient of today's give needs a fucking break already. So let her have it.

7 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Enjoy that break, ChaCha! Add a drink to it!

Linda Crispell said...

I hope you relax and enjoy every minute. Don't spend your free time at that damned laundry mat!
Go see the movie W and get a giant tub of popcorn.

Madge said...

yes! you need a break. i hope it helps you find your way....

Average Jane said...

Good for you! Enjoy yourself and don't think about work at all on your days off.

ZenCrafter said...

An excellent choice for your gift-giving spree! Maybe we should all participate in a Give Cha Cha a Gift Day. I would gift you with 6 extra hours in a day if I could. I know that's what I need at the moment.

Saucy said...

It's not about perfectionism, it is about giving when you feel like you can... it's just part of the challenge, so enjoy the journey! Go easy on yourself!

Linda Crispell said...

Hey ChaCha,
You are the Grand Prize Winner on my blog!!! Can you email me your address?
GarLindac1@aol.com
Thanks,
Linda