When writing a blog about decor/events/programs at the library it’s a blast to share all of the good things. And even when results are on the floppish side, usually I can share ideas of how to possibly adjust for better future success.
After I survived an insanely brutal day at work where a domino effect of bad things happened, I thought about sharing everything with y’all. But I decided that the post would be a bit of a bummer, and some of the sensitive situations are still being worked out. I hope to share them eventually, but now’s not the time.
BUT, I realized that if you were to look at my blog, then you might get the idea that almost everything that my team and I touch turns to gold. SOOOOoooo not true. I’m very pro going for new and exciting things (especially programming), and am very aware that there are a million factors that can lead to their success or lack thereof. We evaluate and move on.
I mainly wanted to have a post to let everyone know that even with the greatest diligence in planning and execution, bad days are going to happen. I think that how you respond to and learn from them is what matters the most. My response after the fourth thing went wrong was to scream and flail my arms like Kermit the Frog (the library was patron-free), and then laugh. After the ninth and tenth went wrong, I focused on the good things – the few good things that there were, and did what I could to smooth over some of those situations.
Also, if you ever find yourself in need of a “Pete the Cat is sick” photo that you might want to attach to an apology letter from Pete not making it on a misscheduled school visit date, well – today’s your lucky day! I just happened to recently make one: