If We Were Having Coffee

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’m not sure exactly whether last week was a good week or a bad one. There was trouble at work but some good things happened too.

To start things off, I had a lot of trouble at work, concerning co-workers and what is looking like a 3-way power struggle. I decided to stay out of it from now on for purely selfish reasons.

I am torn between wanting to be viewed as a leader and wanting to have time to work on my side projects. The more I step-up and go “above and beyond”, the more work I am given. The more work I am given the less time I have for writing or drawing or whatever I want to do. I don’t like that so much. I like having free time.

But being a leader makes me feel good and I like helping things run smoothly. I am trying to find a balance without letting my co-workers force me out but soon it may be that my choice will be taken from me and power usurped anyway. Fuck it

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am finally starting to get over this cold I have, I think. Every night, right when I go to bed, the coughing starts and is off and on for the rest of the night.

Then every morning I wake up with incredible sinus pressure and inner ear pain. After some ibuprofen, a hot shower, and a cup of coffee I usually feel much better. It’s just my nights and early mornings that suck now.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I so far this year I am feeling good about my new habits. I am still writing everyday and posting both here and on Tumblr. I am still reading and learning new things everyday too.

Last weeks focus was math on Khan Academy. I had been working on it awhile back but quit due issues with time and frustration. I am back at it though and doing pretty good if I do say so myself!

I am failing at drawing everyday but I haven’t given up, just rethinking my strategy. I want to try going back to keeping something more like the logbook Austin Kleon describes in his book Steal Like an Artist.

Basically a logbook is like a diary except instead of writing sentences you just list things. Just list the things that happened that day. I would like to also include little doodles. Not full drawings, just doodles to get my brain thinking differently. Doodles still counts as creativity right? Right.

If we were having coffee I would say thank you for the good brew and for letting me talk your ear off. I have to go because there is tons of cleaning to do an family to see today. The work week starts up again tomorrow so go enjoy every bit of today you can.

P.S. If you happen to write your own “If We Were Having Coffee” post too, Part Time Monster is doing a link up this week for us all to join in :)

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Lisa

Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

4 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee”

  1. I wish you a speedy recovery!
    And for what it’s worth- I walked away from a leadership job that kept consuming more and more time. Looking back on it, it was the single best move I could have made for both myself and the family.
    Money became a touch tighter, but the riches I found no amount of money can buy!

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