March 21, 2012

SPRING! and Thoughts on Working From Home

SPRING is here! I'm a big fan. Huge fan. :) Photographic evidence below:

Spring at GW (taken before class, when the
sun was still out).

Spring at GW at night (taken AFTER class, when the sun
had already peaced out).

I'm going to see the cherry blossoms this weekend (Going running there on Friday! Then with friends on Saturday.), and I'll DEFINITELY post pictures!

Unrelated- I have two jobs now, and I really like both of them. I enjoy what I do (thinking, strategizing, organizing, planning), I work with great people at both organizations, and I love that I feel challenged at work again. Another thing I love about my current setup is that I sometimes get to work from home. I love it so much, I decided to share my thoughts with you via poetry (more specifically, a limmerick). That, and it's been a while since my last poem. (For my very first blog poem, see here. Surely, you will be moved to tears!)

"Thoughts on Working From Home"

Working from home is great,
because I can wake up late.
I go running mid-day,
and see deer on my way.
I hope this is always my fate.

OK, so I don't wake up "LATE" late, but I DO get to wake up just a little bit later, because I don't have to factor in commuting time. And I DO see deer! Also, I'm not good at waking up early to exercise, but doing it mid-day? Yes, please! I stopped running last May when I had some issues with my back, but over the course of the last year, I've realized that A- I miss running and being active. B- Not running = BAD news. C- I'm not going to do any other sort of cardiovascular exercise. D- While gyms offer plenty of alternatives to running, they GROSS ME OUT. (Sharing machines with sweaty people? Ewww. Other people's sweaty germs all over the place? No thanks. And don't even get me started on the locker rooms...) E- I hear biking is great, too, but bikes are eh-spensive! So I decided to phase running back into my life, three times a week to start with. I'm bonding again with ice packs, but so far, so good!

In conclusion, I love having the flexibility to work from home, AND I feel that I actually get MORE done this way (including my homework! and even some blogging. Praises!). Although, given the hour of this posting, I'm still up late, but hey, progress is progress, am I right? Why, yes. Yes, I am. I'm really glad I've learned this about myself. Some people work better in an office, with regular 9-6 hours... Apparently, I'm not one of them.

PS Did I share my latest Voto Latino article yet? I don't remember. Oh, well. Here it is!

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