Thursday, April 23, 2009
A slower-paced life
I'm on jury duty much of this week. I don't have to be there at the crack dawn and I'm dismissed at 5pm every day. I usually leave work between 6-6:30pm - nothing unbearable, but man, now that I've seen what life is like with an extra hour or so of daylight I can imagine how easy it would be to never go back to the 'old life.'
I like working hard and I don't mind long hours on the job, especially when I feel passionate about what I'm doing. What I don't like is feeling like I must stay until a certain hour when I've been productive and my work is done before that time, especially when I've arrived early in the morning, long before most, to get a good start on the day. But, alas, these are the ways of the working world in Washington, and I'm sure, in other big cities. You can't have it all.
Just look at Marilyn here. A leisurely morning never looked so good did it?
(Via the impossible cool)