tuesday / 6:50 am

i spent 12.5 hrs at work yesterday trying to finish up a project, and got a $10K raise during my review. i'm learning how to ask for things in life instead of assuming defeat and not taking control over it. it feels great to know i can do this, it's the part of growing up noone tells you about. you just either figure it out, or you don't. 

i came home, had a great meal at north star, talked with paul for a long while, and then alfie cuddled with me for a long while until we both fell asleep. my interactions and conversation with paul post work made the 12.5 hrs of work disappear. but i have to say, this is not something i want to get used to doing. it's not part of the job i agreed to.

we will see how things will progress.