… And then I thought about it…

… and after I contemplated the implications of moving into the more-responsibility-more-visibility-more-connected position that’s open, as of next week…. I realized that I’ve worked really long and hard to get to the place where I am today — in my own quiet space at work, with a program that I am running myself, without all the stresses that come with large teams and complex projects.

So, I won’t be throwing my hat in the ring for the position that’s just been vacated. I’m sitting tight, making my way in my own fashion, in the ways that work best for me.

If they ask me to step into that role, they need to pay me a lot more money and meet my demands.

But I’m not just tossing away my current situation to go backwards to a kind of role that used to drive me absolutely nuts.

So, that’s that.

For now.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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