Monday, 21 July 2008

Looking for happiness

For the past few months, I put a lot of energy convincing myself that I was happy at work. I would tell myself that not that many people like their job anyway and that I was being picky. However, a new opportunity presented itself and I decided to go for it! Well, guess what? Convinced happiness is not at all like real happiness!!! For the next three months, I will be the promotion/event coordinator for the nicest little public market located in one of Montreal's most underprivileged neighbourhood. The main goal of that non-profit market is to give a better access to fruits and vegetables to the less fortunate. Some people in that area haven't had fresh strawberries in years!

Anyway, my new office is near a park with a pretty fountain, many big trees and comfortable benches where I could eat my lunch on sunny days. So I made a picnic placemat from Simple Sewing. Now I just need to make myself a lunch for tomorrow ;)

15 comments:

melinda said...

Good for you & the new happy job!

Lina said...

Hope you're enjoying the new job...sometimes smaller is more tangible and satisfying. Which market is it? Can you say?!!

Di said...

Hey congratulations on your new job! It sounds like a really worthwhile project which I am sure you will find a lot of happiness doing!

I love the little lunch roll! Can't wait to see what you make for lunch!

Ali said...

Congrats on the new job!

And I think you might just have made yourself many a happy lunch-hour.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on the new job - sounds like a great role! Love your picnic placemat - how lovely to be able to eat outside during your lunch break.

jen said...

congratulations on the new job, it sounds wonderful! and to make a difference for others... it must be so rewarding!

Marina said...

Claudia - I'm so glad your new job is so good. Sounds like it suits you perfectly. Thanks for your recent messages re the pear package (which I'm glad you received) and the new baby. Take care and hope you have lots of happy lunches!

Eva said...

Congratualtions on the new job! I can totally relate! I've been in a job that wasn't for me for the last 2 years and have finally taken the plunge and quit. So one more week left in work and still jobhunting but incredibly relieved I finally made the decision! Good luck with the new job, it sounds fab and enjoy the lunches :-)

Jackie said...

Yea, I'm so happy for you. Glad you have a job that feels good and is a good cause. I was checking out at the grocery store with a lot of fresh fruits and veggies and the check out clerk said "I wish I could afford to eat healthy like this." It made me really sad.

Your picnic placemat will make even a pb&j look good.

Erin said...

Clo - I'm so happy for you! :) You know that I know what you've been going through not being happy with your job! Isn't it nice to be able to find something else! Kudos to you for going for it! I love the placemat! I may have to try that! Take care and good luck in the new job!

Molly said...

So happy for you Claudia and love the mat!

Stephanie said...

Hi Clo,
Good for you, that takes lots of guts. I hope you enjoy all the new and exciting challenges that come your way. Love the pictures, your work is beautiful.
XO

iknitipurl said...

Congrats on your new job. I think that's very exciting and rewarding, to say the least. Love the little mat!

maybemarniemayo said...

hi! funny how one link leads to an image (your white photos) that leads to a blog of a person who's having some of the same thoughts that I had today!
It's no small thing to leave a comfortable job and put our happiness first but in the US - as the middle class shrinks - many of us reconsider the price we pay for what we've convinced ourselves is a decent salary.
Congrats to you and your new job - it sounds very rewarding.
Feel free to check out what I do in my "spare time" on my blogs.
Thanks for the inspiration!

karim said...

Good one on happiness and it helps a lot.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power