#OneIncredibleThingADay

Wallowing in self-centeredness.  Not a particularly admirable trait.  But as I continue to do it, and specifically, continue to wallow in what I am now calling the Career Crisis, I am also trying to remind myself – tangibly remind myself – that life is good.

There are far, far, FAR worse things to endure than a struggle to figure out if I want to continue working in museums…. or transition to a career working with animals.

I now have jobs in both.  I still have my full time job as the museum educator and volunteer manager at the historic house.  And Kitten Rescue has hired me on as a part time caretaker (woohoo!!!).  I love both, although there are parts of my full time job that are getting increasingly difficult to love as much as I once did.  But I worked so hard for so long to break into museums, and I do love them so much.  Am I really ready to give it up?

Very self-centered when you put these questions in context with church shootings, terrorist attacks, and starving children in Africa.

Which is why, about 3 weeks ago, I decided to take a few moments each day and document one good thing I experienced that day.  The idea is in the same vein as my “three good things a day” journal, but as I have delved more into that venture, my “three good things a day” has become more “a chronicle of my days and a scattered rambling of my random thoughts.”  In other words, a full-fledged diary / journal.

And rather than trying to combine full-fledged journal with three-good-things-a-day (where’s the challenge in that?) I decided to use a revolutionary new technology called Instagram.

The more I thought about it, the more I liked it too.  A visual platform that would be easy to collate and access.  Snapshots of moments that made me happy or made me drop my mouth open in awe… that can all be categorized together with my hashtag: #OneIncredibleThingADay.  And should I ever reach a low point where I need a solid pick-me-up, I can whip out the phone, pull up the ol’ Instagrams, and scroll through those memories.

Yet, best of all, I can use this little exercise as an adventure – as a journey towards ingraining in my consciousness that even the worst of days have bright moments too…

One of my very first Instagram photos with #OneIncredibleThingADay hashtag - an old lantern outside my dentist's office.  I love old lanterns... who knows why.

One of my very first Instagram photos with #OneIncredibleThingADay hashtag – an old lantern outside my dentist’s office. I love old lanterns… who knows why.

I love him sooo much so I know, even at this early stage, that Charlie will be a huge part of #OneIncredibleThingADay...

I love him sooo much so I know, even at this early stage, that Charlie will be a huge part of #OneIncredibleThingADay…

As will this guy, and many, many, many of his companions at Kitten Rescue, the Darsc (or Darcy)... Darsc is one of my faves though, so I'm sure lots of #OneIncredibleThingADay posts will have him in them...

As will this guy, and many, many, many of his companions at Kitten Rescue… the Darsc (or Darcy)… Darsc is one of my faves, so I’m sure lots of #OneIncredibleThingADay posts will have him in them…

I have finally (FINALLY!) gotten back on Artemis too, and I have used my rides as part of #OneIncredibleThingADay as well as another favorite hashtag of mine: #WeddingDressINeedToFitInto :)

I have finally (FINALLY!) gotten back on Artemis too, and I have used my rides as part of #OneIncredibleThingADay as well as another favorite hashtag of mine: #WeddingDressINeedToFitInto 🙂

Yeah. Animals. Lots of them. They will be part of #OneIncredibleThingADay for sure...

Yeah. Animals. Lots of them. They will be part of #OneIncredibleThingADay for sure…

 

And no shameless self-promotion, I swear, but for anyone who wants to follow my #OneIncredibleThingADay journey, my Instagram handle is @jnglcat21.

Here’s to Instagramming memories!

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About jnglcat21

An aspiring writer who has a deep love for animals, tall ships, books, and anything that is 3,000 or more years old
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