Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Boastful or Motivational?
That is a picture of my "bling board." It used to hang on the wall right next to my desk at work when I was in the courthouse. Looking at it made me happy. Plus, when attorneys or the public needed to sit at my desk, it gave us something to talk about while I was entering info in the computer. So it served a purpose. (Other than the self-serving purpose of making me happy.)
When I left that job for my short stint at the prison, the dismantled bling board stayed at home. Trust me, when you work at a prison, you want NOTHING personal hanging around. The less they know about you, the better.
The medals are now scattered in random places throughout the house, my Tough Mudder headbands are in my car, the pics and other fun things are probably in the same bag I put them in to bring them home from work.
Now, my dilemma is this: do I resurrect the bling board, or just hang up a plain old bulletin board?
There is a ton of blankness on the walls in my space at Gracedale. I brought in just the bulletin board and need to hang it. But I don't know what to put on it.
I was talking to one of my new co-workers, and telling her how I like to run, and lost a bunch of weight, and like to do crazy things and call them fun. I told her how at my other job, I had my bling board and that it not only made me happy, but served a dual purpose. I then told her I wasn't sure about hanging my bling board, with my medals, at my current job because it would appear boastful.
She looked at me like I was crazy and said she didn't think it would be boastful at all. She thinks it is motivational.
What do you all think? I don't want to look like an asshole at my new job by hanging a bulletin board and putting my medals all over it. I don't really have many people from the public at my desk, so the only purpose it would serve is to make me happy.
Does that make me boastful? Or just someone who enjoys looking at what she's done? I have to admit, I am proud of that stuff. But would hanging that stuff at work make me an ass?
(Ha. Like how I almost force you to reply to this one?)