I Don't Have it Very Hard
Friday, February 08, 2013
I absolutely love my job, though the past couple of weeks have been extremely slow. My hours are 8:30-4:30 on a typical day. One day I did about 30 minutes of work the entire time I was there. Seriously: the past couple of weeks I only have about 30-190 minutes worth of work each day. The rest of the time I'm trying to stay busy by reading articles about health and nutrition and celebrity gossip and whatever else crosses my mind. While this may sound great, I like what I do so I like actually doing it! Sitting around gets old, quick.
On Wednesday I had a conference call that started at 4:30pm, grrr. This meant I would not make it to the gym on time to go to my favorite class, PiYo Strength. I sat around most of the day with nothing to do, yet I missed my favorite class because of work? Annoying. I still made it to the gym, just not that class.
A colleague and I co-wrote a publication that is coming out soon. The designer sent me the final draft at 3:40 yesterday afternoon, wanting approval. Of course, there were some things we didn't like and we had some back and forth. I ended up staying at the office until 5:30 or so, again missing a class at the gym. I had a lot of pent-up energy from the end-of-day excitement, so I still went to the gym for a 20-minute bike ride. Again, because my life is relatively simple, I was still able to attain my goals.
Remembering that my life is not complex helps me keep perspective. Demanding jobs and meeting children's needs can really throw a wrench in what is planned for a free hour of workout time. If I get off-schedule, it usually does not mean I can't keep my plans. This is my lot in life, and I am fortunate for that.