Even when we don't want to
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Yesterday was a mix up of good and absolutely dreadful.
I've been at this long enough to know that food isn't 'the answer' the stress. Thank God for that. Yesterday mornings events in the past would have seen me inhaling junk at a record pace.
That's the good. That and I've learned to reach out to friends, surround myself with enough good to either cancel out the bad or at least bring in some sanity.
Yesterday was just awful. Hopefully I've done enough to turn that around. Had a meeting yesterday that I did not want to have. As important as the issue is I've stuck to my principles. I laid out exactly the solution I am expecting and in no uncertain terms, laid out what the consequences for failing to come to an acceptable for everyone solution would be. These are career ending consequences for a few of them should they choose to continue and I did not present them lightly.
Better for all involved to know exactly what is expected, the exact time frame and the full level of the ramifications of not delivering said solution.
This action was also good, the fact that I had to schedule the meeting in the first place, not good. Not good at all.
When that happens, it's best to find the light and humor in life. Spent the day after the meeting with friends and family.
Went to the museum with my grandson, spent time with my niece, nephew & grandson just being silly and soaking up fun.