|added Thu April 07 2005 at 10:57 AM
|I've got about four different posts that have been brewing in the back of my mind the past few days, but I've once again gotten out of the habit of posting on a daily basis. I need to return to that habit, which will take a couple things.
First, I need to return to not worrying about offending people. I have specifically not written at least two separate entries because of the sensitive nature of the material. Unlike some blogs that I read, my readership consists almost solely of close, personal friends and family, so I voluntarily sensor those things that may prove to be provocative. Get out the umbrellas, folks, cause I'm gonna let the stormgates open.
On to the purpose of this post. Today is Thursday. Thursday is the fourth day in the week. That means that this is the fourth day that I show up to work and feel somehow incapable of producing anything real. This is a common struggle with myself, as I attempt to make my nonfunctional brain function in a normal societal context. However, the problem seems to be exacerbated by the fact that I am now in a position that is a) counted on by other people and b) not closely supervised.
The people I work with are, to date, very pleased with my output and level of contribution. They express their appreciation and point out that my work supercedes the normal output of the average intern. They are grateful that I've stepped up (for the most part) to the challenge of continuing my work even while the project leadership is in a transition phase. I don't care to explain the details of that right now, but those that I *have* been talking with lately know that my group at work is undergoing a lot of changes (perhaps I'll devote an entry to that at a later date). They turn to me not just as an intern that needs a project to teeth on-- learning the ropes through action-- but as a capable member of the team to assign tasks to.
There's more to read. Read the extended entry.