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Getting Comfortable With Uncomfortable

I find the fact that I'm sitting at a bar an hour outside of boston sipping on a mezcal margarita an interesting metaphor for this post. I'm on my second client for as many months as I've been working at my new job. My earlier posts indicate how big a leap this job has been for me, and the fact that I've been sitting face to face with customers almost every week since I've started working here is testamount to that fact.

This has been a great challange for in ways that I haven't really experienced before. Even as I struggled through the rigger of engineering school, I felt like I was just going through the motions. It wasn't easy, but for some reason it felt more effortles. I've travelled for professional reasons before but I've never had the stakes of missing a wife (for all intents & purposes) before; I've never questioned my descisions before either.

I'm being pushed to limits that I feel I've never been pushed to before; personally and professionally. Stress is building, I miss my girlfriend, and I have a deliverable due that is barely defined... Yet, some how, I feel envigorated by this?

Sometimes it's hard to know what you're capable of until you're forced to perform. And I think it's at the point where you're just about to crack where you're able to see how much you can grow.

I might as well put down my phone, eat my diner, and get to finishing my accounting homework. And look forward to the day that I get to benefit from all this.

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  1. Try as hard as you can to make tomorrow the day you benefit from all of this (I say!) I think experiences are always good (good or bad ones). They promote growth. I’m on a never ending search for new experiences that make my stomach turn or make me feel like a billion bucks. Anyhoo, have fun in Boston and get back on this blogging horse. It’s good for you. ;)

  2. Glad to see you’re posting again. I hope this job remains fulfilling as well as challenging. At least it doesn’t sound boring.

  3. “I have a deliverable due that is barely defined” that’s a bit too autobiographical to be funny!

    Update soon?


  4. great post and beautiful writing. “Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re capable of until you’re forced to perform.”

    This is very true. I felt this exact way last summer when I was working 60-70 hours a week. It’s like when you are a kid and you are running so fast that you can’t keep your legs under you.

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