Sometimes, I stop and ask myself, "Who are you? Where's Amy? What did you do with her?" Sometimes, I do or think something so out of the norm for me that I expect to look in the mirror and see someone else - a stranger. Sometimes, this can be a good thing; and one of those sometimes happened today.
Today, I had my feelings hurt pretty bad by what I commonly refer to as a troll (a little term I picked up from one of my favorite HR trainers). Everyone has trolls in their lives - people who seem to exist only to make your life miserable or to hurt you. I was particularly close to this troll for several years which makes the trollish behavior all that more hurtful.
As I sat at my desk, biting my lip, trying not to cry, and failing miserably; a single thought popped into my mind.
It wasn't, "Dang, I could really use a . . .
I didn't even think about hitting the communal snack table . . .
What did I think? I thought, "I CAN'T WAIT to pound out my frustrations on the treadmill tonight!"
YES! My first thought wasn't of food or booze! It was of going to the gym! This is huge! I don't know if anyone but me realizes how huge this is! I have NEVER liked exercising - NEVER. Plus, I've always been an emotional eater. For me to think "gym" over anything else is nothing short of a Christmas miracle!
Now, I will do a dance. Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy!