Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How DO you do it?

I've always admired the businessy, professional types. Even though I'm a working gal, I have no idea what it's like to work in a fast-paced office with big time executives and adult colleagues. That's just not something that's ever come into my realm of experience.

Today, as I was driving home from my day of pre-school meetings, I thought, "How do people do this?" How do you just sit at a desk or in meetings all day long? I got so bored. My mind wandered from when I was going to fit in my exercise today to "I wonder what the dogs are doing?"

So today, of all days, clearly cofirmed something for me. I need movement and action in my job. I canNOT sit still in one place for a long period of time. I quickly become worthless and disinterested in the tasks at hand.

And while we're on this note, how in the world do people work until 5:00? I left at 4:00 today (which is later than my normal 3:45 departure), and I was dying. I'm tired - mentally and physically. Maybe I start my day before the business world? I leave my house at 7:10ish.

I don't know, but my hat's off to you businessy types!


Sandy Gillett said...

And from what I've heard other women say, working 8-5 is easier than being a stay-at-home Mom. I wouldn't know. I'm sure you are fitted for your job - teaching little lives who depend on you like you were their own mother. You were wonderful with Berkley and Major and there is no doubt in my mind that you are a wonderful teacher. Not everyone can be a teacher. Nor do they want to. You're gifted and it's a blessing to be able to work within your gifting. It's OK to be tired and tomorrow's a brand new day. LOLove

Leslie said...

You are definitely starting your day earlier than me! I left the house at 8:30 today. But I worked until 8:00. Usually our hours are 8:30 to 4:30, but with some flexibility if we are working late. I definitely won't be able to keep this schedule longterm, but while Jon is in school it isn't so bad.

Anonymous said...

I leave my house at 7 and return home around 6-6:30. I have done it for 9 years now. I guess we just get used to it. If I had small children I would love for them to be in your class room. I have read for a while and you are an AWESOME person! A true inspiration to me just by reading your blog.
Have a great school year!
God Bless,

SweDaisy said...

Oh I laugh. I am also the type of person who can not stand sitting behind a desk all day long. I would hate to come home past 5pm. That being said it's sad that I am stuck in one of those, 9-6 hour train ride saps who sits behind a desk all day. I kind of fell into my job while not working and swore it would only be temporary. 3 years later i'm still sitting behind this desk, spending most of my day blogging dreaming of being a stay at home mom or teacher where I feel my work would be more rewarding.

Thankfully, come this Feb I will be on maternity leave and get a break from this ball and chain.

take care,

P.S. I can't wait to see all the wonderful stories you come home with after the first day of school.

Michele said...

It does get monotonous sometimes...I work 8-5:00 and sit at my desk all day. There's times when it's so busy, that the day flies by...and then there's days like today, when I can feel my eye lids closing...lol. We leave the house at 7:00...and don't get back home until 6:00...looonnnggg day!