Wonderful Wednesdays

by Ginger on September 29, 2010

in Blogging & Social Media

Whew, it’s been quite a WEDNESDAY here folks. Work has been…well, less than wonderful, which means I need to work extra hard on getting myself over this hump. Of course, this is exactly why I started Wonderful Wednesdays, to force myself to get past my day to day grumbles and spend ONE day (or at least a few minutes of one day) focusing on something good. It ends up being quite therapeutic if you do it, this looking past all the shit to find the rainbow. So let’s get to it, mkay?

Like I said, work today was a bear. I was in full on crisis mode most of the day, in an area I don’t usually handle, which is always a sure way to sap my will to live. But I was slaying dragons left and right and, though it was exhausting, I was a rock star at it. It was, of course, made more difficult by the fact that I was up until 1am last night trying to fix a stupid effing plugin on a new site I’m working on (that I hope beyond hope will be launching soon! I think you guys will like it!). Anyway, this plug-in was something that I really needed, as it did something I can’t code, but it was breaking a piece of the site. And for no good reason. There’s zero reason that it should have been interfering with the site the way it did.

So anyway, I spent probably 4 good hours (with a break in the middle for Glee) coding the new site, trying to fix problems, knowing there had to be a simple line of code that if I could just find it and remove it, it would stop breaking the damn site. 4 hours. And then–I fixed it. I found that stupid 2 lines of code, and I deleted them, and then angels sang down from heaven and all was right with the world (or at least the site).

So what’s so wonderful about this? Well, I mean, it was wonderful that I fixed the site. And it was wonderful at work that I was a rock star. But what’s really wonderful is that it was a reminder that I’m better, and more capable, than I sometimes give myself credit for. I have this tendency to go into certain situations assuming I can’t do something, or that it’s beyond my skill level or that it’s something I won’t be able to figure out. Not with everything–I know I’m amazing at some things–but there are those pieces that I assume aren’t within my skill set. And then occasionally, I do things like fix a coding problem on my website and I get a reminder that, hey, I should stop assuming I can’t because, more often than not, I CAN. I mean, look, I’m no coding ninja, but it feels pretty damn good to see the problem, think it’s beyond you and then FIX IT yourself. It’s quite the ego boost when you’re actually the only one who can solve a problem at work (as opposed to the times when someone else totally could, but just asks you to do it so they don’t have to. That’s not awesome). It’s pretty wonderful when you remember that you’ve got skill and brains and usually in greater supply than you always acknowledge.

So peeps, what’s wonderful in your worlds? Let me know in the comments or blog about it and I’ll link you up!

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Elizabeth September 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I reached viability last weekend, so that’s what’s been wonderful here! We’ve also been knocking things off of our to-buy list before she comes, and there really isn’t much left. I love the little corner of stuff we’ve amassed!

Ginger September 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Woohoo! I remember a big sigh of relief after reaching that viability point.

Also, you’re already almost through your to-buy list? Man, we were making runs to Babies R Us pretty much up until Jackson was born (and after!). But then, we’re slackers 🙂

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks September 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

If you can find a glimmer of hope after a long, rough day, that’s pretty remarkable. Definitely puts your mindset in a better place to move forward the next day!

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