This is definitely one of those weeks that can’t end soon enough. It should have been some indication to me on Monday when the day seemed to drag on minute by minute that the rest of the week would probably not end up the best either. The greatest part of it is that I’ve made it through - and I’ve learned some lessons along the way.
I have learned that we do not have to give someone else the right to tear me down. That is their own issue to deal with, and I can choose whether I will let it affect me or not. This is not always in just personal relationships, but also in professional ones. Being someone who is a huge advocate in personal responsibility, I appreciate constructive criticism. Yet there is a definite difference in that and just criticism because someone is difficult or negative. This week I dealt with someone who gave mixed responses...telling me one thing, but going and reporting something different elsewhere. And that has left me very irritated because of the dishonesty, misrepresentation and unrealistic expectations. It is definitely a time that I appreciate maturity and the life lessons that have brought me to that level...because otherwise my reaction could have been much different. Instead, I am tending to the bruises and learning lessons from the occurrence.
I hope you've had a great week!
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