Not acting anymore

Isn’t it interesting that when you let go of something, the something happens!

I’ve been appointed to the job I’ve been doing for the last year (after acting for two years in a similar position the years before).

My boss wrote a lovely affirming email and sent it to my colleagues and today has been very pleasant getting lots of kind supportive emails congratulating me.

The thing is about a month ago I decided that I didn’t care anymore. 

The acting thing, which used to frustrate me, I turned around in my brain as my “get-out-of-jail-free” card. 

You know, if it all got too much I could say “I want to go back to my old job” and walk away.

I dropped the “acting” from my signature.  I figured that I was actually doing the job.  It had been over six months.

It’s not like you see the actors on stage whisper to the audience now and again – don’t worry I’m just acting – in a dramatic moment do you?

And then I was appointed.

It occurred to me that I did the same thing way back in 1992 when I was living with Groover in Subiaco.  (that’s where today’s photo comes in *wink*)

We’d been going out for a couple of years and it seemed to me that he was “the one” but as yet he had not raised the subject of marriage or future commitment.

Again, I decided to turn that into a positive.  My get-out-of-jail-free card again!

The next month he came back from a holiday with his mates and proposed.

A life lesson learned?

What else can I apply it do…

6 Replies to “Not acting anymore”

  1. Congrats on your promotion! I’m so glad you finally got the recognition you deserve for something you were already doing… How’s it going on the HASAY front? Yup, I’m always being pesky with the HASAY mention……

  2. Well done. I’ve been ‘acting’ in jobs more frequently over the last year or so myself so can understand where you’re coming from. Don’t know what else you can apply it to.

  3. Goodonya CB – great news!

    Got myself a pay-rise – does that count too? At least for the next 12 months at any rate, and then – well – I guess the reality is that I could very well be out of a job again… it’s a bugger – but what’s a fella to do eh?!

    Keep looking for the positives I guess – but I have 12 months grace, so that’s a good feeling in itself!

    Cheers 😉

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