The Uncreative Mind Speaks

Here’s to the first day of the rest of my life

New Year’s reminds us of new beginnings. Many talk about their resolutions that may improve their lives in one way or another. I am one of the many.

Last year, I made resolutions throughout the year. I stuck with some of them. Or at least, I made even the littlest changes in me with regards to many of my resolutions.

2013 is a different year. I will strive harder to be a better person no matter what it takes. And I will take it one day at a time.

Today, I look forward to working and showing them that I am worthy to be recognized. I seek attention and appreciation but I rarely do anything exceptional. I start today, but I start small.

I may not be recognized on Encore for something exceptional I will do today, but I will work hard on making sure I do my job well: keep that smile and warmth, follow the Steps of Service, offer combos, ask for Scene cards, always stock up, and clean.

It’s not that I do not do these things, but sometimes I forget. I get stuck in wanting to be recognized and be seen as someone who is exceptional when I haven’t even mastered the basics.

I need to tailor my desire to be noticed and appreciated. I need to focus on the task at hand. I need to remind myself that I am not doing poorly just because I do not get recognized on a website. I need to focus on what I do well.

That is my main resolution for the first of January: perform well at work today and enjoy what I do so that I may earn the recognition I yearn.

However, there are other things I need to take care of as well: my health. So today, I must start with some lifestyle changes. I must eat when I’m hungry, have three meals for the day, get at least 15 minutes of exercise, and drink plenty of water. I must also refrain from sitting around as soon as I get home. Rather, I must get changed quickly and get food to eat before going about my tasks. Finally, I must wash up before going to bed at 11.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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