I’ve been working on a secret project for a few weeks now. It’s been quite frustrating because I couldn’t really blog, tweet or post anything about it on Facebook. I’ve been wanting to be able to vent my frustrations but because of the nature of the project, everything had to be secret–and until now, there are elements of the project that still have to be kept secret.
I’ve found myself literally sitting on my hands to stop myself from talking about the project online. There were days when I needed instant validation and wanted to take to social media to ask for people’s opinions. I didn’t and that in itself was quite the achievement! I’m not really good at keeping secrets…I will eventually let a secret slip somehow. I’ve been quite pleased with myself really because I haven’t talked about it much. I’ve only let my family know and of course, Alan, who has been helpful with ideas and suggestions. It felt really good to be able to talk out my frustrations about this project. We all need a good sounding board to bounce ideas off of. Thank God for blessings like these!
Even without going into detail, I’m quite pleased that it’s finished (even though I can’t really talk about it!). I’m quite pleased with the way everything’s turned out. I am, to be honest, also very proud of myself. I’ve actually started a project and finished it on time, and the result is exactly how I envisioned this when I was planning everything! The discipline that I forced myself to stick to while working on this project is definitely going to be something that will help me in future. I learned a lot about feedback and constructive criticism and taking the positive from every comment received. The critiques reminded me of a Repertory Philippines workshop where we were taught that in everything, we had to learn to take the positive and not to let the negative affect us.
Working on this project has definitely bolstered my confidence! My brother has indicated that what I had done was a winner and that’s always a good thing. Family, while they will always fight your corner, can be your worst critics because they know what you are able to achieve. I’m just hoping that other people share my brother’s enthusiasm!
I’m so sorry for all the vague references. I will, eventually, be able to talk about all this and post pictures. But I hope you’ll humour me and wait patiently with me (I will draw patience from y’all because I will probably fail this particular marshmallow test!) while I wait until I can talk about this!
Oh and keep your fingers crossed for me please! 🙂