So, I’m back.
I was on holidays for two weeks, but I’m back now.
What? You didn’t know I was gone?
But now you’re saying, “Oh, he just wrote some posts and scheduled them in advance, that’s what he did.”
I actually wrote all my posts no more than a day in advance all through my holidays. I also did my other job to the best of my abilities. and it is time sensitive.
Additionally, I got offered another job, took a meeting about that, and even did some of the preliminary work on it. Then I took the job.
Uh, this doesn’t sound like holidays …
Yep, you’re right. It doesn’t. But it was. I changed my attitude toward my work, didn’t worry about it, made efforts to finish quickly and then we just got down to the business of holidaying, stay-cation style.
And it worked. We were mostly relaxed. We did things in our community and around our area. It’s handy that we live in an area where other people often come to vacation.
But now I’m back
Yes, I am. And guess what? It almost feels like a different kind of vacation.
It feels like I’m on another type of holiday.
My regular life is full of structure. My phone keeps my calendar, our days are scheduled with various repeating tasks. I know where I’m supposed to be almost all the time.
And that is comforting for someone with ADHD. In fact, it’s downright relaxing in a very real way.
So … no more vacations?
Ha! Not hardly going to happen. In fact, I’m thinking of merging vacations and work and life in general with my new “live joyously” mantra and see if I can make my life even more … joyous?
I’ve decided to approach every day like it is either a vacation day or a work day, and accept that.
How does that work?
I guess it works the same as it always did. So once again, the difference is in the attitude.
I’ve long been the man who looks out the window each day and sees what the weather is like and says, “I love that!” no matter what is happening.
Sunny days are wonderful, but rain brings back memories of games played indoors and conversations in cafÃ©s with window scenes that looked like impressionist paintings. Storms that rage with thunder and lightening or blowing snow show a raw beauty in the shear power of their displays and I love that as well.
So my new attitude is something like that. If the day is a workday I’m going to revel in the structure of it and think not at all of holidays. If the day is a holiday I’m going to approach my work lightly and get it done expeditiously and get on with the unstructured endeavors that present themselves.
And just like the weather outside, I’m going to enjoy the weather of my days. And today is a workday. And I’ve got a bunch of things to do.
This is going to be good.