and how it rolls out in front of us.
I have to be honest –
(and you may already have figured it out all by yourselves
with no input from me at all) –
life has been overwhelming in Barbieland recently;
I have been doing my best to avoid stress additives
like caffeine, which just jangle my nerves even more,
but the pressure has been too extreme, and getting to me.
A kind of cloud has been following me around and I haven’t been able to shake it off…
But today I really think we turned a corner.
At long last I could see a faint light in the distance,
and provided it’s not some clown with a torch coming towards me with more work, I can actually see progress.
So what was different?
Well, Rosie joined us yesterday and today.
Most of you will know her as Rossella,
but I think Rosie suits her so much better.
She is so switched on, very smart,
and I could see her mind clicking
and literally lifting work off my desk by the hour.
Added to which she has a wicked sense of humour,
and the buzz in the design room was brilliant.
Jim and Lisa were on form, too,
and we powered through projects and work.
I stood outside with Dave briefly, and we looked at the old buildings, the converted pig shed and barns,
and we chuckled and held hands.
Nobody would ever believe looking at the outside,
the hive of activity and action going on inside.
Proud moment for sure.
I was laughing and smiling pretty much all day,
which had become a rarity recently.
As Dave always says:
“You don’t get paid any extra for being miserable,
so you may as well have some fun along the way.”
I think that my frustrations and ensuing bad moods around work –
no matter how much justified they may be,
or should I say how justified I may FEEL they may be,
are not fair.
They bring the others around me down.
And because I am the boss as it were,
I really should know better.
Note to self: park it at the door, leave it ouside the building.
And fake it to make it.
Works every time.
Love and Hugs,