This past week I was reminded that my second goal is my overall well being. This last week that came to the forefront in the form of a nasty cold. I want to the company doctor to rule out strep throat and was told to rest. For once I actually listened and called out sick the next day.
In the past 11 years working for my company I have called out only 13 times. I’ve gone in when sick with colds, sore throats and even the 2 times with herniated discs when I was in so much pain I could barely walk. All because of an unrealistic expectations. (in the case of the back issues a verbally abusive boss, but that’s another story and she was fired for the way she treated us)
This past week I was reminded that I have to take care of myself and things will not fall apart if I take 1 day off instead of going in or working from home. Going forward, I’m going to put my healing first.
For my first goal I did not complete my photography challenge, which was to photography something that represents candy. I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t do this as it seems like a great challenge. That I will try to incorporate this week.
I did learn how to use the gradient filter in Lightroom, a feature I have been struggling with. I used it to lighten the shadows of this Grand Canyon shot without effecting the top half of the photo, and today I found a moon rising workshop with a NY photographer that I have worked with before. That’s scheduled for Friday night.