I shouldn’t find it surprising that writing about mistakes I’ve made at work is hard. But it has been harder than I thought it would be.

I’m trying to write about specifics in the first person instead of defaulting to generalizations like, “you shouldn’t complain because then you feel bad.” But it’s uncomfortable and hard. I don’t particularly enjoy opening myself up to the internet in this way.

Thankfully, the responses I’ve received so far from my first post on this topic have been really encouraging. Speaking openly about my mistakes seems to resonate far more with people than boring generalizations everyone’s already heard a million times ever will.

And yes, this is procrastination. In my next post I’ll be admiting to how much I complained and what I complained about at work. It’s going to be embarrassing for me.

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