When My Heart is Overwhelmed

August was a stressful month for me.

My mechanic was unable to do an inspection and repair on my vehicle due to unforeseen circumstances, and I had to scramble to find someone else who could squeeze me in before the end of the month on a day that would fit my schedule. They ended up needing my Jeep for two days, partly because my engine light decided to turn on for them. At least I was already planning on working from home the second day anyway.

Every single person at my workplace took a vacation at some point in August (including myself). My boss actually took two trips. Which meant that for a week-and-a-half, as his Lead Developer, I had to field his emails & phone calls, manage & delegate tasks to my coworkers, and try to keep up with my own tasks. Thankfully, there were hardly any phone calls, and no real emergencies to handle. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Being a Workaholic?

So I was talking with someone last night who identifies as a workaholic. He didn’t see any problem with it, so I was trying to share my own experiences and show him that being a workaholic isn’t exactly a good thing. He asked me to put together my arguments against it and send them to him – so I decided to collect my thoughts into a blog post and send him the link. 🙂 Continue reading

Take a Break

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Oh, the thrill of new books! As soon as my textbooks come in, I’m opening them up, reading ahead, and taking notes already. “The further ahead in school I am, the better,” I tell myself. I’m one of those weird people who has always loved schoolwork, and I dive into it wholeheartedly. Each day I have my goals for what I want to accomplish, and most of the time, I accomplish those goals and more. And if I find myself bored after I’ve already called it quits for the day, a lot of times I’ll return to my checklist, finding another assignment to work on.

But as I started this semester, I made a decision that I knew might be hard at times. Continue reading