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Apr 08

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The sign of a good place to be

I spent about six hours in the newsroom today – the first time I’ve ever gone in on a day off.  I went because I was deep in the midst of a big project and there’s software on my computer there that made it much simpler.  Plus, my colleague Andrew is a whiz at just about… well… everything, so I knew if I needed technical help he could provide it.  And did he ever!!!

It got me thinking about how much I enjoy the newsroom.  I really like the people I work with.  The room is filled with activity, noise, and interesting conversations.  There’s a sense of camaraderie that I’ve been missing ever since leaving theater.  People frequently bring in chocolate, donuts, and cookies (oops, was that out loud? 🙂 )

But the thing that I like best about the newsroom is me.  I like who I am when I’m in the newsroom.

I like that I feel smart and capable there.

I like that I feel witty with my co-workers.

I like that I feel good at my job.

I like that most days I walk in smiling and I walk out smiling (tired, but smiling.)

I like the person that I show up as in that room.

And as I’ve chronicled in numerous recent posts (How am I like a K-Cup, The Leah Carey I know isn’t rude, Showing up as me, and more) it comes back to me as appreciation and recognition of who I am, both as a person and an employee.

I’m a lucky girl, indeed.

Andrew - stylish as ever in his get up for Mardi Gras 2012

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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