And I missed the mark.
I had two days where I could have stayed home from work, but I allowed myself to be talked into babysitting phones at work. Instead of using the time to my advantage, I limited the amount of personal work I could do for my business, thus becoming frustrated as the phone would always ring at the most critical time.
I forgot to hold my own time as sacred. And yes, the tower did come crashing down on my project multiple times as I worked and reworked a simple necklace. The ivory tower that is the J. O. B. crashed down on everything that I wanted to accomplish. But I have learned my lesson (I think).
In a year full of communication challenges, guarding the communication system at work did little to help me in the development of my own vision. The decision I made to accept was rushed into without thinking about the consequences. Although this allowed me to hold onto two paid vacation days, I’m not sure that this action was really necessary.
But, there are two upcoming events in the Winter for which I did postpone sending in the applications, not wanting to be rushed. I’m happy that I waited to respond because, one of them is a non-traditional event, a craft show. The sponsor wanted to know if had done that before. I was able to think of an appropriate response after the first of March.