hang tough, you got dis.....
Great job getting it back together.
Your hard-earned cruise
will hopefully be everything you could want.
Obviously you're incredibly capable and confident....but did ya know you would inspire so many? Watching people take a challenging situation like this and just nail it....is incredibly satisfying. Plus then there's the spunky purple and pink business, which is just, well, fun.
Take a break, treat yourself to something and come back to your alignment issue and oil line repair. Or just push on through...whatever your M.O. is!
Over the years I've seen hard work go down the tubes because I or my staff are so over the process that we rush the last part of a difficult repair, only to pay dearly. Age has solved
that problem, and I'll always stop someone or myself and come back fresh in the morning, unless we're in critical cropping operations and we don't have the luxury to stop. You have the pacing and expectations thing down, really, but I can feel your exasperation. It's hard on the bod to be all crunched up for so much time, at least for me...
Good luck sailorchic. I have had dozens of younf women work for me over the years, starting with low confidence with mechanical things, simply because their parents either didn't think it was girls work - or they didn't. Watching their successes with mechanical repairs
over the course of years and develop the confidence to do anything they want is incredibly satisfying to see. Many of them are running their own operations now...
My 18 yo old daughter does her car maintenance
- because it is an old car- and is running a basement renovation
right now so I can Air BnB her room out when she leaves for college.
Here's a pic of some of my strong young women at work. We don't make much distinction with gender, except for some broad generalizations that overall the guys will abuse themselves more to look/feel strong (and are definitely stronger) and the ladies are much more adept at expressing their emotions accurately when in difficult situations, know their limits, don't mind asking for help, and typically get management positions because of their competitive nature and detail orientation.