I think I am the only person in this library who genuinely likes her job. Maybe I am still a bit "wet behind the ears" fresh out of library school, but I like my job. I have had my share of worthless, pointless, mundane, stressful jobs full of egomaniacle bosses who really didn't care about you or what you did. Ever since I started working at the age of 18 I hated going to work. Because of this, I would always call in sick. Not too much where it qualified for me to be fired, but whenever I sneezed a little or my stomach had a pang of soreness, I would immediately decide I wasn't going to work the next day. I am a pro at sounding sick over and phone and thinking up of great stories that boss will believe. (Maybe I'll share those later. Since those days are gone.) But now, I love my job! I hated calling in sick when I was with a cold earlier this winter. I can't stand it when people talk smack about our organization or our supervisor. Maybe it's me? I feel such a great sense of fulfillment and purpose in life.
A patron came up to me at the reference desk and asked me if I was a librarian. When I responded to him with a yes, he said, "Really? You are so young. And librarians are usually old with glasses." LOL Well I think we all start off young and full of ideas. Come back in 40 years and that is going to be me.