I’ve been out of the office for two weeks now and it’s felt like much longer. I know with the holidays thrown in the middle of the mix it can seem like a lot going on but besides that there was a lot going on.Eventually I need to gear my mind up again for waking up at 5:00 a.m. and commuting for almost two hours each way to spend time in an office environment. It’s a tough transition to make again.
I have many things planned for 2020 already so I need to get my mind back in that “work” mode regardless soon. It’s just nice having no set schedule although I feel that if it went on much longer I would either fade away into lethargy or snap back into work mode anyway.
My brain goes in a million different directions constantly. Because of this I find it very hard to focus on a singular activity. For instance, just now I was reading a book but the contents of the book drive different ideas and then I start thinking of those ideas rather than the words on the page. I feel like I should write those ideas down but then I try to focus myself to finish reading the chapter first. But then I think I may forgot those ideas if I just don’t write them down now. But then I think if I stop everything I’m currently doing to focus on every flight of fancy I’ll never finish anything. And then I think I should write all of this down.
And here we are.
I finished the chapter.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a save a wonderful evening. I have a lot of things planned for 2020 but I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I always believe that if there is a change you want to make in your life you should make it then and there.
But that’s me.
If you did make a resolution or two for 2020 remember one thing. Your success or failure with them do not define you as a person. Too many time we get down on ourselves before we don’t succeed at something we set out to do. Failure isn’t absolute. If you don’t succeed there is no reason not to try again and learn from why it didn’t work the first (or second or third) time.
Just be your best and do your best.
I’ve been taking the Marie Kondo approach to my emails lately. If they don’t spark joy I unsubscribe. I feel like I get so many emails I have no need for that it was time to consolidate. That and the fact that I need to consolidate just how many email accounts I have. I probably should have simplified before I let everything get so complex and bloated but it never has to stay that way and now is as good of a time as any to make this change.
It must be tough trying to keep Christ in Christmas but also having to don gay apparel. It’s so contradictory.
I’ve been up since 3:30 (totally my own fault – wine to water ratio not equal at dinner) and need to commute into the office on a cold rainy morning to cover a shift because I have staffing issues caused by poor management (not my fault) so I’m a bit aggravated and tired and frustrated and cranky.
It’ll pass because that’s what emotions do but it’s not making for the best morning.
I hope your morning is good.
The older I get the less enthusiastic I become about Christmas as a whole but the one thing I do still like are Christmas lights. They will still always bring about the child in me. Unfortunately the over the top trend of inflatable displays and light projectors don’t have the same effect on me. I like a good old hodgepodge display of mismatched lights or an attempt of clever that goes astray. Those make me happy. Me, I go simple old school retro.