Compassionate Communicator? Aww shucks…

This week has been so busy! I’ve been doing a lot of training and working extra hours at work, so that’s eaten up a lot of my day. I finally started taking advantage of the on-site gym at my employer (it’s a GREAT perk), so I’ve been spending literally my entire day at work. But it’s okay – I’m really enjoying it for the most part. However, when I do get home at the end of the day, I’m pretty pooped and have no energy or desire to write, which is disappointing. I’ll need to work on that because I’m only going to get busier as the holidays approach.

Anyway, I have a strange burst of energy right now, so I’m going to take advantage of it to take the time to thank Jess for nominating me for the Compassionate Communicator award for my post “To 21-year old Ashley, Love 24-year old Ashley.” Though my mother might disagree with the combination of the words, (she often says I’m too harsh or callous), I gladly accept this award! Though I wrote the post while sort of delirious, and it was sort of tongue-in-cheek, I really enjoyed both writing it and reading it the next morning. (Am I allowed to say that about my own posts?)

 

I’ll admit that I’ve grown a bit jaded over the years, but who hasn’t? We’ve all suffered humiliations, heartbreaks, and disappointments, but that’s what makes us grow up and develop our own personalities. Poking fun at our past selves can be cathartic, too. Where’s the harm in saying, “Hey, you know what? Sometimes I look like a moron.”

Because this award is given for specific posts, I’m going to hold off on my own nominations for later this week (possibly even weekend), so I can catch up on what you’ve all written over the last week or so.

Again, thank you for reading and supporting me. I love you all!

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