Day 58 of theÂ 90 Days of AwesomeÂ is in the bank! What made today awesome? I got to play hooky from work . . . sort of.
It’s probably more accurate to say work played hooky from me.
Today had a good start. I got to the office early and cranked on some client work, had a few networking meetings, . . . and then our file server went down.
No worries. As long as I have the internet I can get work done.
And then the internet went down.
I looked over at Rosie the basset hound and said, â€œWell, we’re out of here.â€ I loaded her up and headed for home. The internet was still working at home so I could still get some work done. It reminded me of how I worked when I was running my solo shop â€“ I only went to my office a few days a week and I often got to leave by early afternoon when my work was done.
My therapist suggested that I need a vacation. I snickered sarcastically at that. He’s probably right. Rosie and I got out of dodge for a night last summer and it was immensely helpful for recharging my batteries. I think I might work from home tomorrow, have a more unstructured day, especially if the file server at work is still down. I can go for a run, do some errands, and work in pajamas if I feel like it. I think breaking up the monotony would be good for me.
I’ve actually been thinking about the concepts of time and how we as a society divide our time. How did we decide that we would have a 7-day week where we have a 5-day work week and a 2-day weekend? Why do we work 9am-5pm? I’m not sure this norm is necessarily the best thing for me. Don’t get me wrong â€“ I need some structure to keep me on task, but it might be time to re-think my schedule a bit.
In case you missed it: Day 57 of the 90 Days of Awesome â€“ I love when my work brings me joy.