I Like Myself

I’ve been very sick lately and that’s why I didn’t write on Epiphany, which was Monday. Epiphany in a secular sense is when one has a breakthrough. I had a breakthrough while sick.

I’m going to start a mini project to incorporate into the happiness box. It’s going to be “I like myself!” I’m learning self acceptance and self kindness. How can one accept and be kind to others when they aren’t kind or accept or even like themselves?

Besides being sick, I had a trying week. I’m debating staying at the library. They cut my Saturdays and had to take down my happiness box pages for the kindness table because it wasn’t professional enough, supposedly. If I don’t get the children’s department role, I may very well leave. If anything, never a display again.

I’m sorry if I seemed obsessed with my body art. I love it and I’m proud of my personal development in 2019. It took me a long time to say that and it took me a long time to see the kindness in others. I like sharing my personal stories. My guess is they didn’t want to see me in photos because they left the scrapbook stories up.

Also, I think it would have been more professional to talk to me about my display then sending around a condescending email about diversity and taking apart my display. Whomever took it down ruined a page. I could have carefully taken my pages down and added something else. They just don’t like me, period.

Well, that’s fine. If they don’t want to utilize me, I will find a role elsewhere who would be happy to utilize my skills and talents. Hopefully, it’s the children’s department, but eventually it’ll be my goal to move on elsewhere both full and part time.

I found this book in the children’s department and this will be a great start to my mini project for the happiness box.

I like myself. I am quirky and maybe not quite professional, but I am me.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

2 thoughts on “I Like Myself”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I am sure your illness was exacerbated by the unhappy events of the week. I don’t understand why they felt the need to remove Happiness Box pages from your kindness table. I’m guessing they thought pictures and discussion of your body ink were too personal to share with the public at the library. Nevertheless if they had an issue they should have spoken to you and explained their position. I am truly sorry. Keep “sorting by self.” You don’t need the understanding or approval of others to love yourself.


    1. I agree, Tom. Before I put it up, I asked and no one said nay. I know the director doesn’t like me and think I’m too liberal for the library, my guess is she thought of funding and panicked. I’m only surmising. They didn’t explain why they cut my hours or directly told me either, I just got an email from the scheduling app telling me that my Saturdays were deleted. Hopefully,I can get the other department, but who knows. I can’t really move anywhere in either job. Just going to save then move.

      Have a great evening,dear friend!


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