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09 December 2011 @ 10:05 am
 
Thanks, everyone, for your comments on yesterday's post. It was really super to hear lots of different ways that people have used fuckups to learn and grow and improve -- and so many ways! People are awesome.

As for my fuckup, I talked to my HR person about it, and she pointed out that it wasn't as big an error as I was feeling (you know how that self-sabotaging voice in your head can take responsibility in the worst possible way sometimes?), and then I had a meeting with the person who had brought it to my attention, and I explained why I'd done it the way I did, and she saw it my way and then we had a really productive conversation about next steps. And she didn't ask me to change my approach. So I think it actually wasn't a fuckup at all, except in my mind, and whatever part of me is afraid of getting "in trouble".

Anyway, then I did my end-of-year self evaluation to send to my boss, which was the perfect thing to do, because I know I've been rocking this job, and so I had no excuse to go badmouth myself, and instead, spent an hour carefully compiling a list of all the awesome things I've done since I got here.

And then I went home and drank in good company and had an awesome night of sleep, and now today is Friday.

The end.
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B.K. DeLongbkdelong on December 9th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty awesome way to start wrapping up the year.
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Kcatkcatalyst on December 9th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay!!! Learning from a fuck-up is good, but finding out that you didn't fuck-up is (usually, mostly) even better!!! (I'm so shallow.)
ruthless compassion: happyaroraborealis on December 9th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
I am SO with you!
funner'n a sack a weasels: lovemoominmolly on December 9th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's awesome. I'm glad your story had such a good ending.
Ellen: at workkeyne on December 10th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)