rants

Receiving A Pat on the Back From the Past

the short story

It’s funny how encouragement comes at the time you need it most from the most unexpected places.the long storyIt’s been a stressful November, and it’s going to continue to be stressful until this semester is over. Right now, my priorities is getting my two papers done so I can move on to study for finals.

Which is why its so nice to get an email from my former co-worker. We were on the same team at the biotech company I worked for during my first two terms of co-op. Apparently, he’s now writing a report and using a lot of my experiments and write-ups…which I did so well it makes his job fairly easy.

It’s kind of flattering, considering that I did all of that work a year ago.

I like that work I did in the past has a positive effect on someone else in the future. It was a definite self esteem booster considering the work I need to do now, where all I see is an endless pile of work.

Because the reports that my co-worker is using now used to be my endless pile of work.

It reminds me that the hard work I put in now is going to be rewarded in the future. That I owe past Leanna so much so learning how to read, and working hard in school, and making mistakes that I now know not to make. I owe past me for learning how to cook and how to ride a bike and how to play guitar.

Funnily enough, YouTuber NerdyAndQuirky posted a video today on this very topic:

And on that note, I’m going to go back to my papers…my goal is to finish my drafts by the end of this week!

Advertisements

Make the story even longer with a comment:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s