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I got thrown a bit of a curveball at my day job this past week. It has put me into a little bit of a tailspin and is making me think a little harder about the stuff that I posted in my last post. The bottom line is that the things that I have been doing at work are not really what I want to be doing and it seems like there will be some pressure to move further away from the things that I want to be doing.
Part of the reason that this has put me into a tailspin is that I think I should have been able to see past an event that I predicted. I was pretty sure that there would be changes coming in the next 12 months or so with respect to the people I work with (people moving to different positions). The problem is that I didn't think what would happen when those changes actually happened; I just saw the changes. The result of that is I didn't do a very good job of positioning myself for these changes. Now the changes haven't really changed anything for me (which they could have if I was properly positioned) but there were some significant changes for other people.
I've been working on a post about personal development, the main point of which is that no one will take care of your personal development except you. The events of this past week has just re-enforced my belief in that.
posted on Saturday December 03, 2005 at 14:48:45