Before coffee thoughts: What a mess this week

In a cab heading to an all-day offsite. What a week it's been—every work day this week has started at 6 or 7 in the morning (insert wide-eyed emoji here)—and it's only Thursday.

Whenever I get super-overwhelmed, stressed, or frustrated, I always think of this, written by Edward St. Aubyn in one of the (amazing, brilliant) Patrick Melrose novels:

Observe everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn