Are there days
or weeks where you feel like life has changed, like your world is different than it once was before and ever has been? Almost a feeling of being upside down? Left is right, up is down. Not in a bad way, but it does make you stop to take a look around and get used to your new surroundings.
How much my job demands of me is starting to sink in and I feel blessed to have experienced two whole months of ignorance before I came to this understanding. From a deliverable standpoint (meetings, reports, and emails) to a knowledge foundation (details, soundbites and insights) being an expert in what I do is not a benefit or nice-to-have, it’s a demand. Being able to answer to anything and everything that a business partner could ask of us is commonplace and most often these questions are asked in a board room with many people documenting and relying on your word to be the absolute truth, then they hold you to it! I’ve always taken pride in doing a job well, on time and with an extra dash of awesome (and still do!). This trait and burning desire to succeed makes it hard for me to pull myself away at the end of the day or to not want to fire up my laptop at 2 in the morning when I wake up and can’t get back to sleep. I’m so thankful that my work schedule is reliant on Dan’s schedule too – if we weren’t carpooling I couldn’t be trusted to leave before 10pm
or just make a blanket fort and stay the night.
Don’t feel bad for me, I am learning quickly and feel comfortable with the road ahead of me. Mostly I’m happy to have this outlet in my life to free-write and share anything I want with the world and more often just let my brain unwind. I’m over my head happy to have Dan in my life who supports me and my career goals to no end. I’m lucky to have parents who raised me to believe I can do anything I put my mind to, and a brother who continues to amaze us each day with his accomplishments and plans for an early retirement.
I’m extra lucky to have plans this evening with mom, dad, Bailey and Dan for home-cooked lasagna… which, let’s be honest, it’ll look something like this:
I’m happy with the changes in my life and have a smile on my face about how much responsibility has fallen into my lap.
This Throwback Thursday is brought to you by the surprise, excitement and growth that takes place when your world turns upside down!
^ Mom & MattMan ^