When I accepted this job, I knew it would require working from home. A lot. Luckily, I was apartment shopping at the same time and could select a home that would be OK to be in all the time. I’d have gone crazy long ago had I gotten a studio in a not-fun neighborhood before I learned I’d be working from home a whole bunch.
Still, I might be losing my damn mind.
I make sure to interact with other human beings every day of the week. Just getting out and running errands, running around the lake or grabbing coffee won’t cut it. This week, for example, I went to happy hour three nights; had a hot chocolate date with Heather, Penny and Stellan, met Tara for dinner, took a couple midday group-training classes and went to the office one day. Even though I got out among the 3-D people a lot this past week, I still felt like I was boring.
It’s important to me to have something to talk about other than what my cat did, what I ate or what I saw on TV. I’ve long said that when I start thinking of a trip to Target or Safeway as a source of entertainment rather than an errand, just shoot me.
After sending Tara about three pictures of my cat, I decided it’s time for an early New Year’s resolution: Stop being boring! Work from the cafe down the street a couple mornings a week, make new friends and join a gym.
Bring it, 2015!