I wouldn’t do to my colleagues what I sometimes do to my loved ones: making promises, and not living up to my word.
I forget often that “prioritising” is just another fancy word of choosing which is more important. Not for a moment do I believe that ‘work’ is more important than humans. By choosing one thing over another, we simply decide it is worth more to us based on some scale we’ve chosen at that moment, and it might simply have been the wrong scale to measure against.
Joan Baez calls them “tunes of promises you can’t keep”
I’ve caught myself a few times in the last couple of weeks not living up to the promises I’ve made to the most important people in my life. The reasons don’t matter. The emotions do.
I can do better.