A view from my desk. These guys are LOUD talkers. Makes focusing interesting.
It has been a tough couple of weeks at work for me. I am trying to learn how to do calculations I have never done before and I find it stressful.
Actually at times, I find the very concept of my job a little overwhelming. I am supposed to design things and make sure it is safe for people to live/work in. I am supposed to make sure walls don't fall down, houses don't blow over, roadways don't fail. If I really think about it, it kind of freaks me out.
Maybe I am just not cocky enough. I think a lot of engineers have quite a bit of hubris when it comes to their intellectual capacity (which I think can be both a good and a bad thing). I probably need to have more confidence.
In reality, my lack of confidence is probably a good thing. It means I take my time. I make sure I know what I am doing. I double check and then check again.
But each day, I am reminded about how much I don't know. I am sure everyone feels that way about their jobs. This last week, it has been a little more in my face.