2017-01-18 Hello from the Office

We’ve had an ice storm the past couple of days and school was cancelled yesterday and I’ve been working from home during that time. Last week at this time I was in Mexico and basically took off the first 8 work days of the year. I did work last week for a couple of days, but I did that remote from home as well. In short, today was the first day that I actually drove into work to work in the office. I’m not going to sugar-coat this.. it sucked.

Not only did I not get enough sleep, but having to go out into the cold and then be at the office is less than ideal. I much prefer being in the comfort of my own home, heads down in my work, just getting shit done. Being here (which I am currently still am) gets harder and harder all the time. It’s the weight of all the work that’s hovering over my head and the expectation that I am not only going to be able to get all that done, but also successfully lead a team of folks in getting all their’s done too, including re-writing our code base. It’s too much. When I am at home, I kind of have my blinders on and can block out all the overhead and just focus on the tasks at hand.

At present, I work from home about 50% of the time, so that is a big plus, but as I said, the days in the office are getting tougher and tougher. But this is reality.. and I just need to deal with it. Let it go or decide to make a change. Those are my options. Those are always the options.

So that’s a tiny peek at the work life of Miss SugarCookie. I’m sure there will be more on that later.

I overdid it with the exercise yesterday and my legs are sore today. I’ve been trying to jog a mile each day but yesterday I did Jazzercise, Jogging, and then walked over 3 miles. I think I logged 20K steps on my FitBit. The most I’ve gotten in quite some time. Mind you, I’ve been close to that recently as I have kicked my exercise up a notch, but 20K is significant.

I didn’t get enough sleep because I stayed up past midnight and then woke before 7AM. Still a win because I did not take any sleep aid meds. The reason I was up late will have to wait.. part of a larger story and I’m still working through how to put all those pieces out for consumption and make it make sense. There’s probably going to be one or two enormous posts in the near future, but not now because I have to get back to work.

On that note. That’s going to be it for now.
Peace and Love,
Miss SugarCookie

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