I am really glad to have February in my rear view mirror–it was a long, demanding month without a lot of payoff.
I’ve been thinking a lot about recognition and appreciation lately–especially in the context of competence often hiding the need for recognition. Like, if I’m good at my job then obviously I am able to take on more responsibility. And I do that well and don’t talk about how much work it is or how hard I am working to make managing all of those new tasks seem effortless, maybe no one feels to tell me that they recognize the work I am putting in.
Suffice to say I have been feeling taken for granted in a lot of areas this week and it’s been frustrating. I got some good advice to stop comparing myself to others which I am going to try to take to heart. And I’m also trying to be more vocal with my own appreciation of others. Gratitude and respect and appreciation are not things that should be kept secret.
Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:
How was your week? What are you reading?