As much as I like my coworkers, working from home has the added benefit that lunchtime can be ‘me time’, so I can do some little things that give me joy and spoons, such as reading stuff for my pleasure.
I kind of missed the ability of doing whatever I want in that hour: Going to eat with my colleagues, talking with them, maybe going out for a walk with them is nice, but it isn’t always what I want to do on that day. Having some variety is enjoyable.
I’m feeling a mild, but non-stop anxiety right now, due to several personal causes, and I hope that most of them will become obsolete after the first week of February.
I find it difficult now to look at the month of February in its entirety, including the good moments and the rewards that will come in the second half of the month, and to reframe my perspective. I’m just focusing on the hurdles of next week, ignoring what will come after them.
I stumbled upon this quote from this year’s Hobonichi planner (from Shigesato Itoi, their copywriter/CEO):
“I have no problem with getting older. Some things become inconvenient and uncomfortable, but living becomes more interesting as we get older. That’s what I want to pass on to the younger people. With every year that goes by, life gets more interesting.”
Even though I’m not 100% convinced for now, it’s still something that I needed to hear and that I need to believe in.