Monday, August 15, 2005

My Unique Day

My day was interesting to say the least… starts off with an 8 hour safe cracking marathon, followed by re-wiring a mess from hell, etc. Other than that, I met a customer today by the name of James Bonds (I told him that he should have the “s” on his last name legally dropped off)… we burned some interesting movies to DVD for some customers (the videos were primarily comprised of bad mexican dancing and animal porn)… and I spent some quality time playing with Samuel L Jackson’s voice!

The highlight of my day (I really should say month or year because it made that much of an impact on me) came from my great friend Josh. I’m quite used to people telling me they care about me, only to bail on me whenever I need help… Josh is not one of these people! He really defines what it is to be a true friend. I have a few other people I can say the same about, but I’m focusing on Josh because he’s the only one I can count on to have the courage to give me an accurate, no bull-shit assessment about myself, and I know he cares!

First of all, Josh is one of my best friends! I can count on him for absolutely anything! I know that he looks up to me a lot and thinks very highly of me. Why? I don’t know… but I try to be the person he thinks I am… the person I should be. It may be an unattainable goal, but I’ll shoot for it! I highly respect Josh’s opinion! He really means a lot to me!

I’ve been feeling really down for awhile (perhaps for several reasons, but one more than any other.) I always try to keep my personal life separate from work, but as it turns out (so Josh tells me) people that work for me have noticed a lack in my usual aberrance and enthusiasm. He told me I need to get my personal shit together because it’s affecting others. He even offered to work for me so that I could have several days off of work. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me that he would even offer such a thing!

Needless to say, I’m not going to take off of work. He’s right… it’s time I get this shit back in order! I’m totally embarrassed that others sensed that I was depressed… especially when its people that work for me! To tell you the truth… his little pep talk has made me feel better than I’ve felt in months!

Thanks for helping me get back on track Josh!!! You’re a true friend!


Ron said...

Josh is an ass kisser!

Tall, Cool Northerner said...

It is not every man that can handle that kind of critisizm. Keep up the attitude, but don't get discouraged if you are not able to "get your shit together" as you may imagine either. It takes time. Otherwise we wouldn't call it depression, we would call it a light switch...

Mad Munkey said...

Depression isn't always something you can snap out of on your own. Most people are too embarrassed to ask for professional help, but often it works wonders. Think about it. Clergy, counselors, hotlines, therapists... all there to help. You just need to ask.