I stayed up late last night because I wanted to avoid today. I do that sometimes, even though I know it’s dumb. I’ll stay up to the wee hours, piddling around online, or I’ll watch a movie I haven’t seen; like somehow I’ve stolen extra time, even though I’m just gutting the amount of sleep I get and increasing the likelihood that I’ll be exhausted and grumpy come morning.
I was desperately hoping that today would be like the 4th of July, which looked like this:
Instead of grilling out burgers, drinking wine, and relaxing in the sunshine, I had a to do list a million miles long, all while at the office.
Granted, we’re about to fall of the edge of a cliff called “OH NO IT’S BUSY SEASON HIDE!” but I still manage to find time to multitask here and there.
That said, while I was up late avoiding the inevitable during a late night viewing of a recorded NCIS episode, I thought about all the things I had to do today and cringed. A power point presentation that was at least ten slides in length, three to four articles for a side project I have going, two discussion responses for class, etc, etc.
Somehow I managed to get it all done before 2pm, and I was still able to perform at my job. Before anyone worries that I do something woefully important at work, I really don’t. I work in Customer Service and Operations. When the phone isn’t ringing (which sadly is now almost constantly) and if I am caught up on my various side projects, I can get some personal things done.
It may sound sweet, but try getting berated by professors all the time, or people who think it’s a crime that they were charged sales tax, even though they’re not a tax exempt agency. We get the downtime because we do the job that most people don’t want to do, heh.
I may not be a rockstar, but it’s a great place to work with great people, and it allows me to work on and finish my dual degree.
But yes, I got everything done. The only problem I’m finding is this:
I’m getting so much better at maximizing my time during the day. I have these great projects I’m working on. I’m exceling in school. I’m having fun, doing this and that. Sounds great, right? Well, yes and no. This increase in productivity is leaving less time for other things, like relaxation, perusing the internet, remembering small details here and there.
An example of this is how I completely forgot my phone charger at work, and had a dead phone all weekend long.
The thing is I don’t want to lose sight of my priorities; I want to make sure I’m a good friend to the people I care about, although I just found out today that one of my best friends went off on a cruise, and I haven’t had a chance to talk to her in ages. Now she won’t be back for nine days. Sigh. So I guess I’ve already shot myself in the foot with that.
I just don’t want to fall into my old habit of disconnecting from those I care about.
Somehow it’s only the beginning of the week, and yet I am already wishing for Friday.
This weekend was just too lovely. In addition to the wedding dress and the wedding cupcake tasting, I learned how to make hummus and white bean dip. While it was so tasty, my fingers STILL smell faintly of garlic.
Okay, back to helping with training our new person in our department. Oh, what a crazy day!