After being on maternity leave and getting up to speed on new and old projects through an over abundance of meetings, I made it out to my bridge construction project. Man was I grateful to be out there and it made me realize that when we're designing, I need to get out there even more!
This particular bridge project has made me cry, lose sleep, and bring joy like never expected. I was even on the Denver's Fox31 evening news because of the eagles in the vicinity of this project.
All the work, frustration, anger, etc. made it all worth it when I was able to tell one of the workers, "I am THE overall project manager of this entire project." Not in a million years did I expect to say something so neat and empowering. I think I wowed the guy even more because I was a younger woman. It was a liberating thought and am glad I got this far. It's times like these that I need to remind myself, I am a good engineer and a good mom. No need to ever doubt myself (course perfectionism runs in the blood too!)