At the end of my work day, I’m here on the couch, notebook on my lap, dogs sprawled out around me, eating fine chocolate (with Macadamia nuts), studying for my Python programming course… It’s almost 8 p.m. and I’m trying to learn about Boolean logic.
Someone else is probably picturing this as their worst nightmare – you mean you work and then you study? By choice?
But in my mind, I’m actually going through the courses I can take after this one and I’m feeling pretty excited about it.
You see, learning has always been my thing.
As soon as I began going to school, I was already reading the entire library and trying to learn as much as possible. When I was in (the Italian equivalent of) 7th grade I was shocked to find out that my classmates had no idea what “obsolete” meant and when I got to high school I liked to read schoolbooks just for fun.
So when I found out I could become a translator and read about new, different things all the time I was elated.
And when, a couple of years in, I found out I had the time to study whatever I wanted AND use it for work, I was even more enthusiastic. Talk about being lucky, finding the best job for your skillset AND inclinations!
That’s what I want to say with this blog post: being and spreading gratitude and positivity is important, in your life but also on the workplace (even if that workplace is your couch!). For me it means:
(Bonus unicorn gif to thank you for reading this far)
I will be talking more about this in one of my next blog posts about the biggest lesson I learned in 2017. Stay tuned! :)