“It is my job to make me happy” is empowering.

And Monday I try something new for that job. Fix a little code. Submit a merge request. Limit the approvers to the folks impacted by it. Skip our “Create an issue. Ask mother may I…” process. I’ll email our compliance folks a quick “Hey, current process isn’t followed. This we might follow. How do we get this edit in place?”

And I thank Gitlab’s Everything Starts with a Merge Request and the imgur repost that inspired What Do Boundaries Feel Like.

Yeah, it’ll open a new can of worms. I hope these are alive and wriggling. Because it’s better than dead and putrified.