Today I’m glad I’m sober because of a meeting I had yesterday.
I met with a person who has previously operated at the level of my boss’s, boss’s, boss’s, boss’s, boss (for good reason). He was fiercely intellectual but also blunt, rude and dismissive. I felt completely out of my depth, comparatively incompetent and incredibly vulnerable. All I could think was…
I’m so glad I’m not hung-over.
Enduring that meeting would have been too much if I’d also been struggling to focus, really anxious & moody, and paranoid that he could see I was hung-over.
Sober: the meeting was supremely unpleasant but also a provocative experience that made me really rethink a whole lot of my work.