Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The End of a Stressful Day
For the past couple of months, I have been involved in a very stressful process at my work. I am one of the civil service employees that have been affected by federal government cutbacks, and I had to enter a competition for my own job. Today, I completed the final step in this multi-stage process when I had a job interview. Afterward, I was very tired and it was pleasant to walk home in the evening and enjoy simple, beautiful things - like the sight of these geese swimming across the river.
The Ottawa River was calm and pretty this evening, and this tour boat looked so tranquil on the water.
Later, as I passed by the park, I saw this little girl concentrating intently on something. Love her pink dress and the gesture of her hand.
When I got back to my apartment, I put my chair out on the balcony,.................
..........and put my feet up and savoured a lovely glass of wine.
Later in the evening, I was rewarded by the sight of this dramatic sky. I even saw a rainbow, but it was impossible to photograph. I am grateful for these gentle pleasures after a long and difficult process. I have to wait for about a month to find out if I will still have a job, but in the meantime, the stress has abated and I can enjoy such beauty again.
Posted by Evlyn at 19:16