I have a day job. Did you know that? :) I don't talk about work a lot, because it seems weird to mix worlds. But I work full-time for an incredible non-profit based in San Francisco, and this weekend was our 25th anniversary Gala. A year's work has come and gone, and so, I'm reflecting.
My job is like any job. Sometimes I love it. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes it's super stressful. Mostly it is inspiring and thought provoking and fast paced. But these two key thing stay true regardless of the current state of affairs:
>Our work makes a difference. We help people who are in need, and we actively work to make things better. And that always makes me feel simultaneously as though my responsibility to be better/work smarter/do more is greater and also that each effort I make is for more than just myself.
>I love the people I work with. The people working in my department are quite literally amazing. Every day I work with people who challenge me and teach me and move me. They are people who I greatly respect and believe in, and just as luck would have it, people I would be dear friends with even if met them randomly. Almost every single person I work with is like that. and that is lucky I think.
This weekend, during a break in the evening, we found ourselves in the photobooth:
Yesterday, the h-band and I spent the day relaxing and walking around the neighborhood:
>captured a moment of my dear sweet kitty on nappig on the hubby.
> and then ended the weekend quietly, with scratch'n looking on: