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Old 03-17-2019, 12:21 PM
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I was given a good review at work

Ha. Finally.

I always knew that when it came to the real crux of my work, I did well. But as you all know, as professionals, our responsibilities aren’t always limited to the parts we enjoy, the parts that feed us or make us feel that spark. There are deadlines, there are addendums and meetings and documentation and self-checking and humility and making yourself grind sometimes and making sure T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted. It isn’t all fun and games, make me shine moments. It’s work we have earned and work we have built up our foundation to be privileged enough to perform....but it’s still a job.

Guess who wasn’t really all that invested in making sure things were done correctly. Guess who wasn’t really all that humble. Guess who liked getting caught up in drama.

Now, she is calm. She is aware of what’s not getting done. She is aware of shortcomings and working slowly on rectifying them. She is responsive to criticism instead of just avoiding. She is not hungover. She is not caught up in personal or professional drama. She is aware of smaller details. She is aware of the big picture. She is aware of how the work she does impacts those who follow up.

Pay attention in sobriety. Sometimes you just might see where your hard work is paying off.

It’s not gonna pay off everywhere. I’m slipping here and there in other parts of my life and there is intentional slipping and stonewalling and stagnation in these areas and I have so much further work to do, in this 18th month of sobriety I so am unfinished business.

But I have to stop and smell what blooms for me, sometimes, after all these months.
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ďsheĒ a lot of things.
amongst others: she earned it
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Iím glad youíre starting to see some rewards in your recovery! Itís easy to overlook them sometimes.
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You are awesome!!🙌
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Fantastic news Sassy, congrats! And as others have mentioned, it's of your own doing so something to be very proud of.
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That is wonderful to hear! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:03 AM
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Really happy for you Sassy, congrats
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oh Stayingassy I love you so much. thank you for what you wrote from your heart . thank you for being stayingassy.. for you have stopped my tears today. love ardy


Originally Posted by Stayingsassy View Post
Ha. Finally.

I always knew that when it came to the real crux of my work, I did well. But as you all know, as professionals, our responsibilities arenít always limited to the parts we enjoy, the parts that feed us or make us feel that spark. There are deadlines, there are addendums and meetings and documentation and self-checking and humility and making yourself grind sometimes and making sure Tís are crossed and Iís are dotted. It isnít all fun and games, make me shine moments. Itís work we have earned and work we have built up our foundation to be privileged enough to perform....but itís still a job.

Guess who wasnít really all that invested in making sure things were done correctly. Guess who wasnít really all that humble. Guess who liked getting caught up in drama.

Now, she is calm. She is aware of whatís not getting done. She is aware of shortcomings and working slowly on rectifying them. She is responsive to criticism instead of just avoiding. She is not hungover. She is not caught up in personal or professional drama. She is aware of smaller details. She is aware of the big picture. She is aware of how the work she does impacts those who follow up.

Pay attention in sobriety. Sometimes you just might see where your hard work is paying off.

Itís not gonna pay off everywhere. Iím slipping here and there in other parts of my life and there is intentional slipping and stonewalling and stagnation in these areas and I have so much further work to do, in this 18th month of sobriety I so am unfinished business.

But I have to stop and smell what blooms for me, sometimes, after all these months.
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What a wonderful post - congratulations and thanks for sharing with us!
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:41 PM
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Thank you so much, Sassy. I have experienced the same shift. I was always good at my work, but now there is a subtle difference. You named it:

"....she is calm. She is aware of whatís not getting done. She is aware of shortcomings and working slowly on rectifying them. She is responsive to criticism instead of just avoiding. She is not hungover. She is not caught up in personal or professional drama. She is aware of smaller details. She is aware of the big picture. She is aware of how the work she does impacts those who follow up."

I feel like sobriety helped me grow up as a professional.

Congratulations.... and thanks for the great reflection.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:44 PM
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One thing that came with sobriety was empathy. That really helped me in my work life.
Congrats SS!
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:59 PM
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I know people here struggle with sobriety sometimes. I may post a lot but Iím determined to show what comes later, after youíve had some time to let the dust settle.

The gifts may come a lot later or be a lot more subtle, or quieter than you expected, but if youíre not getting trashed on the reg every week, they will show up, and youíll notice.

Even early on, take some time to appreciate your clear head. Itís not something to be afraid of, your clear head is a blessing.
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Well done, Sassy being Sassy ! Congrats !
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Thanks for sharing this uplifting news.

I have every expectation that it is highly warranted.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:10 PM
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fragrant flowers grow well in a bed mixed with poo.

perhaps a fitting, although weird metaphor for rewards that recovery and hard work can offer

well done stsa
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Stayingsassy View Post
I know people here struggle with sobriety sometimes. I may post a lot but Iím determined to show what comes later, after youíve had some time to let the dust settle.

The gifts may come a lot later or be a lot more subtle, or quieter than you expected, but if youíre not getting trashed on the reg every week, they will show up, and youíll notice.

Even early on, take some time to appreciate your clear head. Itís not something to be afraid of, your clear head is a blessing.
True dat
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