Strange how some days go

I should have had a mediocre-to-bad day.

I woke up with a major kink in my neck, which still hasn’t gone away.

I had a long, though productive, day at the office, during which the neck pain got worse.

Yoga class wasn’t that great. The substitute teacher’s methods really didn’t suit me, and yes, the neck pain was bothering me. So I don’t feel as relaxed as I normally would after yoga.

Then I went back to the office and stayed there until 11pm. Not because I have a deadline to meet tomorrow, but because I’ve got deadlines next week and have to manage the efforts of my coworkers. That’s right…I’m being surprisingly proactive. Actually, it’s not really that surprising given my aversion to letting others down. My coworkers are relying on my help next week, so I have to make sure I have the time to do so. It’s logic and duty (see my post from earlier in the day). I’d like to think this is a quality that will make me a good manager some day in the future.

Anyway, it’s been a long day and I should be stressed and worn out, but I’m not. Actually, I think I might have enjoyed it on some level. I think it’s because my contributions feel valuable right now. No, that’s not it. My contributions generally feel valuable. Maybe it’s just that the work isn’t as frustrating. After all, a year ago my team had a crazy workload, but I was the only one on the team. Now I’ve got two others to help me, so it’s crazy but manageable (even though I would have found a way to survive without them, as I did last year).

So yeah. The kind of day that should have me leaning toward the move to Vancouver has actually had the opposite effect. Right now, I feel like I could stick things out in KW and have a good time doing it.

It was a good day.

Strange, huh?

Russ