Let’s be honest: I have the number one best job in the entire world. But sometimes– a lot of times, actually– it’s easy to forget that. I often get bogged down in the never-ending inbox, piles of books waiting to be processed, programs needing to be prepped and publicized, paperwork to file, and so on.
I remember sending an email to my brother a day or two after I started this job in January of 2009. In the message, I joyfully exclaimed about how wonderful my new job was, and how I had hit the job jackpot. There are many days when I’d like to reclaim that honeymoonish feeling of absolute love and gratitude for my position.
I have a secret little tool that helps me do just that. It’s a little cheesy, but I’m willing to be cheesy if it means feeling great about going to work. Here it is: track #1 on Elizabeth Mitchell’s You Are My Sunshine album. The song is called “So Glad I’m Here,” and before you buy the whole CD (which you really should; it’s fantastic), you can get a little sample of the song here.
I like to listen to it right away in the morning and remember just how lucky I am.