I think I've mentioned before that I kick butt at "work." I'm terrible with relationships and have minimal social skills, but I'm great at finding and keeping jobs.
I stumbled into my current job with pretty much no experience. They couldn't find anyone they liked just as I started interning there and somehow I got hired without ever having a formal interview. The only reason I was there at all is that my first choice of internship sites flaked on me (and good thing, as they've been laying people off like crazy lately- like I said, jobs are my secret power). Five years later, I'm still here. Now a coworker is retiring, and it looks like I have a good chance at an informal promotion into her job.
I'm extremely grateful that my work life has gone this way, even when my OCD was at its worst. While I'd love to find my perfect life mate, given that I haven't, I'm happy to be able to have a stable income while I keep looking.
But despite my track record, I still find that work can be a source of OCD stress. The "promotion" is a fabulous opportunity. Except for the fact that the new work is something I find hard to do and sort of stressful. Oh, and my boss specifically noted that I don't get to leave behind one particular piece of my current job. Unfortunately, it's the piece gets me convinced about every 6 months that I'll be audited and sent to jail.
So yeah, it's not perfect. But it's what I've got and I'm happy to have it.
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