It’s my last day unemployed. Well technically it’s Friday so I have the weekend but everyone has the weekend unless of course you work on the weekends. Technically I work on the weekends doing comedy, but you know what I mean. Stop being difficult. Today is my last day unemployed and I have to say that this has been a great week. I think I have relaxed for the first time in a really long time. My new goal: stay relaxed.
I didn’t realize how much of my job I carried with me every day, all day. Now that I don’t have to worry about being paged, I was on call 24×7 for the last 12 years, checking emails for issues and what kind of disaster I would return to, I feel lighter. When I start my new job, my goal is to not carry that burden of work with me outside of work. It should be easier now. It’s not my first IT gig. I know what I’m doing and confident in my ability. Also, I am starting this job twelve years older than when I started my last job. I know what I want and am confident in who I am. Those are the key differences that will hopefully keep me grounded and focused on my greater life goals. Probably easier said than done.
So on this final day of freedom, I am going to have a second cup of coffee, work on my jig-saw puzzle and try to breath in every last drop of relaxation that I can before I rejoin corporate America on Monday.