you are leaving us in a couple of days and I have to admit I have left a lot of things pending in my work. Projects I have promised to fulfill, artistic work, my book, etc. Emails I haven’t answered. I wouldn’t come out as dependable these days in the artistic event organization.
Am I responsible for this? Yes, partly. It was I who wanted to go against the current, I who daydreamed as a form of escape when the wannabe boss was giving me a hard time.
When things become hard, the hard get going? Do we need to fight or fly?
I did both. I fought, as much as possible. The wannabe boss threw me out of the Platform. But the Platform was not a form of Paradise.
I also fled. In my imagination. I disappeared! I took a spring break. I worked alone. On my project A that is not, as usual, bringing me money right away.
I didn’t bother to email people who complained, and instead, I wrote blog-posts.
So, I found a way to keep me happy, for most of the time, and made some other people unhappy, but for unimportant questions. My email wasn’t the center of their existence, after all.
Has this behavior affected my image as a professional? A little bit. But I can wash myself clear if I take action now.
The thing is, it is important to feel empowered. To feel again that my action can change the direction things will take.
And for a while, I wasn’t sure about this.
Now that I am ready to act again, independently of the presence of a wannabe boss, I realize how precious it is to find a group of like-minded and like-hearted, creative people.
One can be great, but an encouraging environment can transform us to something even better!
And after all, talents are important only when they are developed and used for the common good 🙂