Today was a pretty fantastic day.
It started off when the first email I saw was from our volunteer manager. Apparently I’ve done enough good things and gotten so many great reviews from my fellow teammates that I’m now being promoted to the top level of the volunteer ladder (so to speak). We exchanged a few emails over the course of the day, but my last email to her was a thank-you email and within it, I spelled my own dang name wrong. At that point, she couldn’t really go back on promoting me, but I imagine the thought crossed her mind. 😉 While I’ve gotten written confirmation that I’ve taken the last step, and I have the title by my name and all the other little “perks” that go along with it, apparently there’s one last thing that will happen in the next couple weeks – I’ll be “pinned” at our next team meeting. Aside from the obvious, I’m not quite sure what that means… but in my head, I was just asked to prom.
I was pretty thrilled with all this news, so the fact that I had a pretty great work day was the cherry on top. And then I hit up the library to return a book and get a new one, and I found Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs. I ❤ Augusten Burroughs and have for years… I was pretty psyched to snatch up a copy of this book. I got started on it while on the bus, and the entire 25 minute ride flew by.
Next up was the gym, where my workout that was killing me last week was suddenly easy. When I got home, I made cheesy broccoli tots to enjoy with the rest of my dinner, and they were pretty awesome with some homemade sriracha aioli. And then once I’d settled down and started watching Netflix, I checked my phone to make sure I hadn’t missed any disaster calls or emails and suddenly found myself reading a bunch of emails from some of the more experienced volunteers, congratulating me on the promotion. At no point did I see an announcement go out, but apparently some people were informed. One email in particular was so sweet and touching that I’m filing it away in my “save for a rainy day” type of email folder. Once again, this volunteer stuff is making me feel like my chest is going to explode. I love these people so freaking much. I’m such an awkward turtle.
So yep, today was pretty great, and it’ll be hard to top this tomorrow. Guess I gotta try anyway, right? 🙂