I've been listening to a good number of podcasts (and that's a euphemism!) and I wrote down some questions which I've been gathering to share here, so let's do one every week til I'm done, okay?
We can pretend we're having virtual tea :)
There are enough questions for 4 weeks but who knows, I might pick up a few more:)
What's the hardest thing about being you?
The hardest thing about being me...
I'm the type of person who gets things done so people now expect me to be the one to sort things out (like wonky aircon). I'm also the one who will save a document on the shared drive.... and so people now don't even bother. They just say, "are you going to save that for us?"
I tried to be a rebel and say, "eventually" but it bugs me having stuff undone so I just do it as soon as I can. In The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin said sometimes you just need to do things if they make you happy, and having stuff sorted makes me happy.
That's a surface thing but what I really want to say is...
It's really hard thinking and feeling like you should be further ahead than you currently are. Like you had all this potential and who knows where you'll actually end up. I'm not completely over the hill but part of being in corporate is being able to read the signs.
That I'm actually such a soft-hearted person under this tough exterior.
I asked D and he said exactly this: "that you're really a marshmallow underneath that crusty exterior". Boom - he still knows me!
True. I think people would be surprised at how things touch my heart. Or maybe not?
Enough about me.
What is the hardest thing about being you?