It dawned on me last night, while out with a friend, that I haven’t written on here all week! SHAME. It’s been a bit of a hectic week for me so far, I’m covering someone at my job and so I’m working about twice as many hours. Yeah money!
I just had an interesting experience. As I said, I was out with a friend last night and… we had a bit to drink. Never has 3 glasses of wine and a beer messed me up so much. And, since I’m working extra hours, I had to be up and out of the house by 6:45. Very smart, adult decisions here, people. So yeah, when my alarm went off this morning, I knew that I was going to have a rough morning/day. I knew that I had the capacity to handle it (because really, what choice do I have?), but also that a Red Bull wouldn’t hurt.
I have learned that one should not get the 16 oz. can. 8 or 12 ounces is plenty.
Having been a constant consumer of soda products for most of my life (hooray cavities!), caffeine usually doesn’t have much of an effect on me. Unless I’m chugging a 16 oz Red Bull, then I become a husk of a human being. I recently read that caffeine itself doesn’t actually wake you up, as much as it makes you LESS CALM. So yeah, that’s totally correct.
The head boss of my company, whom it’s named after, was on the phone with me several times this morning, and while that can give me a bit of a jolt on a normal day, today, pumped full of stimulants yet battling a hangover, I was a nervous WRECK. After I assisted her, my supervisor let me take a little walk to burn off some of the excess energy. On the way, I stopped to laugh it over with my department head, and she gave me some perspective on my boss. She helped me see things from their point of view, and reminded me that they are, of course, only human.
At times, it’s easy to forget that the people in power over us are still PEOPLE. I know I’ve written before about seeing the Christ in others, but sometimes you need to be reminded! While some might be more wealthy, influential, powerful, and possibly entitled to respect and deference, at the end of the day, they are all still GOD (meaning, exactly the same as you or me). They are the same expressions of divine creativity and love, all beautiful pieces of the universe. Or, in less crunchy terms, they still have to wipe their own asses (well, maybe not the oldest of them, haha).
So today I had a lovely reminder of that fact, and a reminder of REMINDERS. Never stop learning. Good stuff.
Now excuse me while I vibrate into another dimension (literally).