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Friday, June 13, 2014

Yesterday I made a significant mistake on a proposal that was sent out to a client. I'm an administrator and I finalized a proposal for a project manager and while it is ultimately the PM's job to make sure his proposal is 'perfect' before being submitted, I'm the one that finalized it for him. The proposal has his signature and the signature of the Senior Vice President of the company ......... good times :-/

I have to go in this morning, apologize for the blunder and take the verbal whipping I'm sure to get. While I own the mistake I made I need to stop beating myself up over it.

On a positive note, I went to my first local photography group meeting last night and learned quite a bit...lots of talent in the room. I lost 1.5 pounds this week and am grateful for that. Boy oh boy, losing/maintaining weight loss is harder as we get older, isn't it?

Onward and upward..........TGIF!!

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    Don't beat your self up, mistakes happen.

    Congrats on the weight removal.

    Yes, the old you get the harder the process takes.

    Hugs Mary
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    Wishing you a great Friday! Don't beat yourself up too much (there are plenty out there that will do if for you.) The photography course sounds wonderful, something I've always wanted to do!

    2322 days ago
    Dang...I hate when that happens (the work issue) but you are handling it perfectly.
    Hold your head up high.
    We are imperfect human beans, after all.
    2322 days ago
    Though it's hard to own up to mistakes and face the consequences, you're doing exactly that. You're amazing. :) The rest of the news sounds truly positive! Congrats on another 1.5 lb. gone forever, and here's to a beautiful weekend.

    Be well. :)
    2322 days ago
    Hope all goes well for you. Facing the music is never fun, but a relief. I know I am usually harder on myself in these situations than other usually are. Way to own up to your mistake and move on.

    Great job on the weight loss! 1.5 lbs in a week is great!

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    2322 days ago
    Losing maintaining is definitely a 'constant' as we age. emoticon
    Bummer about the boss' potential reaction to the error. I used to beat myself up about those, but now am finding them more as opportunities to interact and 'get things right'...
    The photography sounds too fun!
    2322 days ago
    Best of luck today - Hold your head up high we all make mistakes.
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    I respect people who take responsibility and make themselves accountable. I hope your boss/ the client do, too. They should. Everybody makes mistakes. In my little life, if someone makes a mistake that affects me, if they take responsibility and own up to it I never get mad- but it is infuriating when people try to deny and try to get out of it. I hope all goes well for you. The photo group sounds fun. I just got a new camera. FinepixS8400W.
    2322 days ago
    Sounds like you intend to "face the music," and then go forward. I think t hat's the best we can do sometimes.

    It helps me to go with feeling lousy about something for awhile; usually doesn't last so long but for some reason going into the lousy feeling works better than squashing it. And I applaud you for ditching the self talk that beats you up! Saying to myself, human AGAIN? Always makes me laugh at myself!

    Take care. You deserve it!!!
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    The best is yet to come, not necessarily including the immediate work day ahead. As for weight, the older I get the harder it is to find stuff...except the weight I lost.

    I read a long time ago, "If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself." I'm hoping for a positive outcome for you.

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