I am really loving the slow progression into Autumn. Funny how a season change can bring so much peace along with memories.
Several small rewards from the fates yesterday have me feeling that things are just fine. I have an opportunity to do something good at work, but it's a little scary. too. I'm going to start mentoring someone I believe in. I haven't been asked by management to do this, but because of a conversation with this person I realized that they need someone to help them grow and succeed. She's not being given enough of the right opportunities, and I can help. Not only can I increase her knowledge of the tools we have, but I can also help teach her how to stand up for herself.
This also meant that I got my hand slapped because I dared to be proactive. I had a funny reaction. It included the narrowing of eyes and doing what I know is the right thing anyway. Hand slapping is for children, not talented adults. I think it's going to help escalate the crap into the open where everyone can see it and start to take care of the problem instead of ignoring it and hoping it just stops. Honestly, if people would let go of their need to keep me contained, we'd all be much farther ahead. I am not stepping on toes to gain glory, those toes just happen to be in the way of progress. Deal with it by moving; ahead, to the side, behind...any movement is better than standing in my path because I am not going to hesitate to continue forward.
The scary part isn't the nonsense I'll have to battle. It's that if I do my job right, she could take away part of my job that I enjoy. While it would free me up for focusing on the web, it's also the part that makes me feel like I'm using my tech brain, not just my creative brain. I need to have faith that this won't happen, that I will maintain my usefulness in this area and that there is room for us both.