I forgot I had a blog.
Not really, but I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to it lately. I’ve thought a lot about how this or that would make a great topic, but I haven’t much felt like typing.
Lots of good things have been happening to people I love, and plenty of good has surrounded me in the form of people and places. I switched offices, you know, and work with a new team now. While there were some wonderful people on my old team, I am chuffed at how well this new one gets along. I have generally liked most of the people I’ve worked with as coworkers, liking a few well enough to make lifelong outside friends with them, but this is the first time I can think of that I genuinely like every single one of my coworkers as people I would socialize with outside of work on a regular basis*. I’m happy to see them come in every day, and sad to see them go. It is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing.
Enjoying my coworkers so much means that I’ve enjoyed my job even more. I already liked my job. I have a great job that allows me to talk to people and help people, and lets me be creative in weirdly structured ways, and forces me out of my comfort zone (I could do without that part, but then it wouldn’t be Work), and I get to go home at night and give my full brain to my family because I can leave work behind when I lock that door. My job was already good, but now I find I have even more zest for it.
I also have a really sweet office space now, with gorgeous quantities of natural light and free entertainment in the way of squirrels, birds and random human beings who gather outside my office window for their smoke breaks. Those random human beings do not know how much of their conversations I can hear. It reminds me of when I had an office on the second floor of a large building. I was located toward the back of the building, overlooking the parking lot. From my vantage point, I could look down and watch one particularly amorous, young couple…coupling**. They thought they were hidden from view, and might have been on ground level. Little did they know.
*This certainly does not mean they feel the same way about me, though I should hope they would! I am imminently likable.
**No, I didn’t watch for long. Just long enough to suss out that the man wasn’t attacking the woman as I had first suspected. It was a little too National Geographic for my tastes.