November 1, 2017

Today was rough

**Blogging while siting on my porch, drinking wine with my Bran...he makes things better**

Everyone thinks that working at Google, you are immune to "bad days". You have free food, massage chairs, ping pong, your own coffee barista, snacks around every corner, everything you could ever need to make you happy 100% of the time. Well I am here to tell you: That's just not how it works. No matter the company, no matter what you do for a living, everyone is human and will have "just one of those days". I had forgotten this.  Today I walked briskly to the bathroom and cried for about 10 minutes straight. I felt overwhelmed and incompetent. My first instinct was: "Suck. It. Up...Stop being such a baby. You have an amazing job at a great company with amazing people".  Then I realized that just because I work at an adult playground, doesn't mean I get to disregard how I feel. It's okay to be human. I embraced it and slowly but surely, got through the day.  

I'm not sure why, but I felt the need to document this day. They don't come too often, luckily. (I've worked at Google for 3 years and today has only been my 2nd "bad day" so in comparison to other people who dread work everyday, I am very lucky). 

Today sucked. Tomorrow will be better. 

JJ


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