I didn’t go far. Actually, I didn’t go anywhere. I persevere.
The last of my IT tasks (I really have no idea what else to call what I’ve been doing) are wrapping. And in two words: kinda stressful. It’s one thing to add to a system over the years…fix that, replace this, upgrade that… and it’s another to tear it down, after a decade+ of faithful service, to rebuild and reboot.
Frankly, it’s draining because (obviously) it’s not what I do for a profession. And each time that I have had to do it over these many years, it changes. It’s never the same experience twice. Or thrice. I’ve found when you’ve been through something before, and you are already aware of the snafus that come up, it’s almost worst than just jumping into something blindly. Yes, ignorance can be bliss.
This whole process hasn’t left me feeling uber creative either. What I do know from past experience is that it’s really when I am just regrouping. New chapter. Fresh pages. Clean sheet.
It’s good to check back in. Onward.