Posting’s been a little light. I’ve been busy at work. Today I was praised (or sort of, as close as it gets) for being independent and having strong opinions on things. Several of my colleagues were dismissed for a particular assignment for not being strong or pushy enough. My ego enjoyed the temporary reprieve.
Then a little while later in a discussion with my boss and my relative newness as an engineer I realized exactly how he saw me. Part of me thought he even felt threatened by me at times. And that still might be true. But I don’t think he lied. I think his conscious mind saw me as he expressed then; it was almost as if he patted me on the head as if to say, don’t worry little girl, you’ll be a big girl one day. Serves me right I suppose. I was about due for another reminder that I am indeed mortal and not a shooting star.
Still, on the balance I think it was a complimentary day. Probably not a good thing. I find I stress less when I just focus on short term progress and less on my overall career path. (Squirrel from alphakilo2bravo).