Friday, April 09, 2010

Busy and Lovin' It

When the skies turned dark and poured at the end of the work day, I couldn't be happier. It was just such blessed relief. Rain usually puts me in a nice mood. I loved that heavy pelting of raindrops against the car as it steadily drove me home. The driver was most amused by me humming (and whistling) the theme songs of Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcake and The Love Boat all the way. The end of the week marks a pause to the madness at work. There will be a brief respite before it all starts again.

That's the best part about work- the downs and the ups that bring on the frowns and the laughter. I'm not all that lazy. Just so you know, I do like using my brains. It's fairly fascinating to discover and learn what I can't or won't be able to do.

It's a big sign when all my lunches have become work lunches (and I don't mean lunching with colleagues) and many dinners are spent with clients. I'm beginning to lose track of all the meetings, project deadlines, etc. I've started using the Outlook calendar in earnest for work and my Berry calendar for social events. And what did I just say last month about keeping everything in my head?

Finally, I can use the seriously annoying line (excuse) of "I'm busy" to reject all sorts of requests and outings because I truly am! :p The prioritization of what I do with the time which belongs to me, has never been more compelling.


sinlady said...

the time that belongs to you seems so little, doesn't it? make it count!

imp said...

sinlady: making every minute count for sure!

Cool Insider said...

Being busy isn't such a bad thing after all if it doesn't too prolonged. Just plain doing nothing may sometimes be good though, and that's something we all need to learn.

I find that if I am too free, I often don't know what to do with myself and will end up doing something to fill in that gap. This would include anything from reading, writing something on a blog, facebook account, tweeting or retweeting.

Oh yes, I also think that you shouldn't need to find excuses to turn away social appointments. Just tell them you need your own "Me time". :)

imp said...

coolinsider: exactly! i like doing things- that i don't feel as if i'm rotting! hmmmm. i must learn to be 'honest' and say 'i want me time'!