Last night I went with a best buddy of mine to hear a talk on ‘Empowering Women’ by Dame Davina McCall.
I added the Dame bit but, let’s face it, it’s only a matter of time
In the foyer before the talk, as we sipped our free drinks and rooted through our goody bags, this best bud revealed to me – with annoyance at herself – how she’d made a mistake that had got her into hot water. But people are people. We make mistakes.
Then – as if she was a veritable mindreader as well as a prime-time TV stalwart – Davina’s talk was all about how failing isn’t bad. It should be encouraged. It helps us to Learn Things.
Well I certainly need no encouragement to fail but I perhaps do need to work on the Learn Things part.
JK & Davina are most probably pals as they’re equally #girlboss about life
So I’m going to share The Worst Email Mistake I’ve Ever Made at Work. And I dedicate this to my friend because she is completely fabulous and mistakes are what make us human and not fembots.
It’s my hope that this story will make you feel better if you too have made a mistake recently. Or even if it was ages ago but it still haunts you whenever you’re alone in a lift and there’s no wifi and you have to go more than 6 floors.
I was going to save this story ’til Christmas (it’s seasonal) but who KNOWS if we’ll still be alive by then? I don’t hold much hope for the future of Planet Earth with Trump running for Prez.
So, I move swiftly onwards, after my lengthy intro, to the tale itself.
I used to work (still do) at a Christian media agency/charity. Now I wouldn’t be so stupid as to tell a tale of woe about the place I still work at, so I’ve waited until I’ve left (I haven’t left). So this is what occurred at my old (nope, current) job.