I’ve taken some time the past couple of days to do some inward reflection. The ability to do this and the support I’ve gotten from so many people (support that has greatly overwhelmed me) has given me better perspective. It’s made me realize that I don’t give people enough credit. And that I need to give myself more credit, too. This reflection has shown me that if you need help, you need to ask for it before reaching the point of burnout. If you are lucky, who you turn to will understand and work to help you find some peace.
I’ve also realized that I do love what I do. Sure, I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I’m not too shabby. I just need to own it and do my thing and let the good things happen. And while I have a very hard time dealing with unprofessionalism, petty people are just that – petty – and I either need to call them on it or just let their words fall flat. There’s no escaping disrespectful people anywhere, unfortunately.
What’s really great about all of this is that this little corner of the internet that I’ve carved out for myself is not only helpful to me, but I’ve been able to help a few other people along the way. That right there is more than I could have asked for. Thank you.