Lessons Learned

I won’t lie.

This past week has been trying.

And that’s saying something in a time where everyone has been under stress for over a year.

I guess it is because there has been a baseline level of anxiety and apprehension that we have all had to deal with during this period. So the added new issues can make for the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

There was a point this week when I wondered if all of the effort I was putting into getting a project underway, despite numerous barriers, was really worth it.

And then I got a call from someone else who was struggling, and I talked them through it.

And a close friend sent me a message that they were having a bad day and I gave them words of encouragement.

And a family member had an issue and I worked with them to create a solution.

At the end of each encounter, I forgot my problems and was glad that I was able to help them navigate their difficulties to create an action plan for moving forward.

So, as I sit here on this Sunday morning (with MaryMary playing “Thankful” in the background) I remember that my obstacles are just an opportunity to pause and rethink, reassess and redo.

Every challenge is an opportunity to learn.

And I am a lifelong learner.

Published by tilimd

Healthcare exec who is a family doc, wife and mother with lots of opinions about what is happening locally, nationally & globally. Opinions my own.

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