Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Friday, May 14, 2010

bad day?

you ever have one of those days approaching that you are so NOT looking forward to?

recently i had one of those days...i was "the chosen one" at work to be assigned to run a new instrument the FIRST day that it went LIVE.

sounds simple enough when i say it like that but i was not overly thrilled with the responsibility. in fact i couldn't find ANYONE who wanted to trade me positions for that day and the closer we got to that day the more uptight i was getting. i knew that i was probably in the bottom 30% of techs that actually had experience in that department and was a bit confused as to WHY they would have picked me for the job. come to find out there was a "meeting" of the minds and i was chosen based on "chillness" rather than "competence" about putting pressure on a person.

i was voted less likely to have a nervous breakdown on LIVE day...oh goody.

so how does one prepare for a day like this?

some use drugs...

some prefer adult beverages...

some just jump in and "go for it"...

i was becoming more and more tense the closer we got to the day...i even talked to the kids about it and my AP. (yes, i do tend to EAT when i stress)

the boss's did a great job of surrounding me with GREAT techs for support but in addition to that let me show you how i was able to get through this day with flying colors:

(these are actual text messages)

me: pray that i can stay calm and in control today. big day and high expectations on the job.

AP: will do

Kelsey: i will be :) good luck. love you!!!

Ashley: k!! good luck. love u

Ashley: hey. i hope ur day was good. thot about you a lot!!!! love u

funny how you can go into a VERY STRESSFUL situation when you know that there are people out there loving you and praying for you and everything seems OK.

i ended up having a fantastic was exhausting but i remained calm and did my job and we survived LIVE DAY without a hitch!!!

i have tim to thank for that...he was such a prayer guy. he would want to pray over every little thing and every big thing. each morning we would pray together before he went into work. he taught the kids to pray over little things and to pray over big things. very cool to know your 17 and 19 year olds are praying for you (and will admit it). very cool.

thanks for checking in



Anonymous Anonymous said...

you were cool as a cucumber (at least on the outside). you survived and didn't breakdown and eat any sweets. way to go!!!!!!

May 15, 2010 8:18 PM  

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