I have been growing up a little more lately. I still want to be a goof, but I realized to “get along” with a broader spectrum of people I have to pretend to be a “professional”.
I know, I know that is a total blurgh in the face. Especially when your initial thought of a great day is show up to work and tell your coworkers that it is time to Wang Chung tonight, and hand everyone a bag of chiclets! And when you know in reality, they just want you to greet them with a “Hello. Business is splendid.”
I think that because of recent events in my life, I have been seeing the world more clearly now… work is not supposed to be a place where you have fun, because most people aren’t satisfied with what they do, they just do it because that is what they think they should be doing. (I like what I do though, it’s beyond rad to draw for a living!) And this has further led me down a path of understanding what I am expected to do in certain situations, and understanding what I want to do. And guess what? In true Lauren fashion, they are very different things.
And lately to get through the days at work I have turned to television to help a girl out. And what is a better learning example about working in an office, than “The Office”? I’ve been taking advice from sassy Pam Beesly of season 3. I want to be more honest and gutsy, I want to have an art show, I want to tell Jim that he should be my friend. And I want to stress like Pam did, Jim isn’t the important part of being a shiny new Beesly… being happy with yourself is the answer for that. You can hear her say this in the link below:
Here’s an important part of her speech for you non link clickers:
Anyways, I’m done with the woolly eyes. I want to see the truth, and I want people to respect that. I want people to know that I like me, and I can do anything, and not because I have to… Because I want to. And maybe sometimes I will be too helpful and emotional… but that is how I am, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that!
Also I really love to draw little doodle sheep.
7 thoughts on “Wool Gets In Your Eyes”
Wang Chung and a bag of chiclets? Why didn’t I think of that?
It is the combination plate of champions…
After I spent days crying in the bathroom at my old job at the production comany, being abused, having to witness the 2 bosses with Munchausen Syndrome slam doors, throw tantrums, and break glasses… I eventually ended up getting the best job, with the best coworkers and supportive boss (the lovelyest man on the planet who was a dead ringer for Matthew McConaughey) that anyone could have imagined. Don’t kid yourself – they do exist, maybe to find and keep a job with great balance in a place like that could be like finding the occupational holy grail, but it’s not impossible. Not every workplace is going to be filled with people that don’t appreciate your fabulousness, and have giant iron rods rammed up their backsides. Fuck ’em, collect your paycheck, stay real, be who you are and by all means – Wang Chung tonight!!! xo
Oh my. That is awful, but I’m glad you found better. I am thinking about my other options right now. Unfortunately I can say I already have the best boss… he’s the only reason I have stayed! I’m just reminding myself every once in a while that no one is going to break my stride, I’ve got to keep on movin’
Thanks for being so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!
Keep doing what you love! Cheers!
I love your doodle sheep!
Thanks, their one of my favorite things to draw!