A Tipping Point In Priorities

I’ve gone back and fourth on whether I was going to write this post this morning.  What was I going to say?  Would you want to read it?  Is it appropriate to mention something that happened at work?  I decided to go for it, and just write what I feel and hope that you understand my thoughts.

On Monday evening something quite serious happened near my workplace.  I was not at work but it was a very upsetting experience.  My team members called me and I immediately went into crisis management mode and remained in that mode for the next twenty four plus hours.  It was a really tough twenty four hours.  I didn’t sleep much on Monday night.

As some point between that phone call on Monday evening, and arriving home at 11pm last night, I had a tipping point in priorities.  As a boss, I have a million things happening in my day.  Each day I have to decide what is important each and every minute, and there are times that my priorities change minute by minute.  But for one day yesterday.  The only thing that mattered was taking care of my team.  The only thing that mattered was finding out how everyone was doing, how everyone was feeling.

It certainly made me think about my personal priorities as well.  I tweeted late on Monday evening “when sad things happen, it jolts me back into being true to myself, passionate about what I stand for, and grateful for everything I have.”

So for today, if you would allow me . . . I have no pictures of food or cooking, no updates on exercise.  All I want to post is some pictures that make me smile.

Have you had something happened that jolted your priorities back into place?

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12 Responses to A Tipping Point In Priorities

  1. Tina says:

    What a fabulous and real post! We have to find things to take joy in even when faced with struggles. I hope the work situation has gotten better for you and everyone involved. And I love what you said in your tweet. Its incredibly true.

  2. I try not to wait until some jolting event to push my mindset back to being motivated, inspired, and on the right path for me.

    Great post. I love all those photos you posted. They made me smile, even without a back story. :)

  3. I hope whatever happened is a better situation now… sometimes we need perspective.

    I love these photos – especially the one with the Glo Bars… it absolutely captures the feeling of receiving a package from Angela!! :)

  4. I hope everythings ok!

    I loved the pictures. Especially the last one.

  5. Hope everything is okay now!

  6. Nichole says:

    I’m trusting that you have things under control, you are definitely a resilient woman!

    Sometimes we may hate that kick in the pants, but everything happens for a reason. I absolutely love your idea to post things that make you smile – that made me smile!

  7. I hope everything’s okay, and am sorry you had such a scary experience.

    I work in Manhattan, and while I did not at 9/11, I do deal with many people who did. I can’t imagine having to deal with something along those lines.

    Great photos!

  8. Awesome – I LOVE all the happy pics! And I love when life forces us to be real (even though the events leading to it are not so awesome…) Glad to year your team was safe, although I’m sure you guys were shaken up :)

  9. Susan says:

    I was thinking today about how I’d feel if that happened near my workplace. I don’t think I can comprehend how utterly jarring that would be, to be taken out of that safe comfort zone, and into possibly fearing your life just by doing something as normal as going to work. Hope you all are doing okay. And maybe this close call will lead to some well-needed changes in that area.

    P.S. That last picture, TOO CUTE.

  10. Claire says:

    Awww… I hope everything is okay!
    I love you lots and can’t wait to catch up soon!

  11. This is so honest and I love it!

    I’ve had a few of these moments and when I stress myself out about the little things I try to remember the bigger things I’ve already been through.

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