Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thoughts From Park Benches

Every day I leave the office; every day I take some work task(s) to do. This is because I do have that much work to do now (& upcoming) that continuing it at home is a good idea. I also take it home as a backup, in case there is an unexpected sick child, a doctor's appointment, or something else that might demand I have productive options available.
Still, I don't usually do it. Either because I don't want to, or because I'm otherwise occupied with chaperoning kid activities after school. (Lots of softball happening in the next five weeks.)
But I always feel a little bad about the lack of extra effort. (Though I know I'm staying on task at work. There's just lots to do.)
Truthfully, my perspective has broadened as I've aged into this job. I know that all the hard work in the world won't always translate into completely smooth project. There are just so many other things out of my influence that I just have to roll with the daily ins-and-outs.
There is comfort in knowing--even if it also serves as justification.

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