A rollercoaster is the easy comparison but not an exaggeration -yesterday was filled with more highs and lows than I thought I could stomach. One of those highs was beginning the day with a truly amazing opportunity at work – one of which I can’t share just yet, but am so excited to be a part of. However, this also came with a call to be in New York on April 18th for an important event. Quickly after that date was sputtered my fist pumps were no more.
April 18th?! No, no, this must be a joke. Can you repeat that please? APRIL 18th?! I like to pride myself on being a team player at work and moving my personal life around to ensure that we produce world class work, but I couldn’t do it this time. For reasons we are all aware of, the Boston marathon can be one of the highlights of a runner’s career and it was what I worked so hard for my entire life. So, with the heavy weight of hesitation on my back, I said no.
The team that I work with is great and they understood, but it still left them in a bit of a predicament and I loathed the feeling of starting on a new project and already being a pain. On one hand, I felt bad, but on the other, I felt empowered because I chose to put myself first.
Whether it’s at work, friendships or in a relationship, being a team player is of utmost importance. But I also believe that there are times when being selfish is the only way to ensure sanity. This is what I’ve worked so hard for, this is what I’ve looked forward to for longer than I can remember, this is my me time.
So tell me, how do you ensure that you are a team player yet still make “me” time?
On a lighter note, if you haven’t already registered for the San Francisco Marathon, what the heck are you waiting for? You get to come visit Aron and I, and run the Golden Gate Bridge! To top it all of, I have a discount code for $10 off that expires TODAY. So quick…go resister! Then come back and tell me that you did.
Expires: 3/31/2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Good for: $10 off the full or either half marathon
You know I hate blogs without photos – so I found this one of Aron and I. Don’t hate me for posting it, A!