Monday, April 7, 2014

Good Morning Moon

It's just after 1:00a.m. and I can't sleep.  Probably has something to do with the fact that I went to bed at 8:00 tonight, last night it was 6:30.  Today's the big day.  We're finally moving into our new corporate headquarters and my mind is just racing.  I'm relieved, sad to see this project come to an end, proud, tired, tearful, cheerful.  Did I say tired.  We've worked as hard as we can to be as prepared as we can for the last year now and in six hours I'll show up to a brand new building with brand new furniture, in a great new location and people will question and complain about a million and one things.  All of which they'll expect me to have answers for.

As this project comes to an end I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I'm going to deal with the nit picking and endless chatter (not to mention the free time).  I've really put my hole heart into this.  I given up my weekends.  Worked long hours.  I've had sleepless nights.  Despite all of my givings inevitably someone, somewhere is going to be unhappy.  My greatest flaw, I tend to take it personally.  Yesterday though someone reminded me of something very important.  We can't control other people.  What I can control is the way I let someone make me feel.  When I show up to work this morning, if I let the negative chatter affect me, that's on me.  Sure it sucks that people don't think before they speak, that they may not be appreciative, but I know the impact I've had on this project and I am incredibly proud of the work that I've put in.  The people that matter, my bosses and their bosses and anyone who's had a role in this project know that I've done an amazing job.  That's what matters.

Something about realizing that for the millionth time has me feeling incredibly grateful.  So much so that the moon above literally lured me outside because it looked so beautiful.  Just an average moon on an average morning.  My husband in sleeping.  My cat sitting on the kitchen table.  The quiet house right now.  The humming of the computer.  The orange tulips I bought myself this morning.  I'm grateful for all of it.  Here's wishing you all find a little bit of grateful in your day today.  Happy Monday friends.  XO 


  1. that is 100% true: people will ALWAYS have opinions. opinions are just words and words mean nothing and have no power over us UNLESS WE GIVE THOSE WORDS POWER.

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  2. So happy for you that you saw it through to the end and all your hard work is paying off. People don't know all the behind the scenes stuff that went into it so you just have to take their complaints with a grain of salt. If they truly knew everything that went into it they probably would realize they have nothing much to complain about!

  3. Very wise words! It can be bard not to let ings get to us sometimes but it feels amazing when we're able to overcome the negativity around us, doesn't it?! :)

  4. Yay!!! Congrats! I'm so glad you are focusing on the positive! I can't wait to see pictures!

  5. Ohhh I can picture your home. Love the orange tulips!

  6. Blogger ate my comment! I posted it yesterday and didn't realize that it didn't go through - oh blogger.
    Never mind, I just wanted to tell you how happy I am for you, and also in awe for pulling off such a ginormous project! Respect.
    I hope nobody had anything to complain about, but if they did, you are right: don't let it affect you!
    So happy for your positive outlook!!

  7. I am so proud of you Shannon! And I bet it feels damn good that it's all over and you made it to the end!

    That is so so true often people don't realise how much work and effort is put into things but that's on them entirely and says more about their character than they realise. I hope the move went well!

    I am really loving your positivity this past while, so inspiring! XO