Work v Home

I have my “work” mode and my “home” mode.

At work I am organized and clean. At home I’m cluttered and dirty.

At work I have bright colors, birthday cards, employee notes of praise, flowers, punny sayings, and mementos up and neatly displayed in order to make my environment more “homey.” 

At home I have muted colors, no or little personal items or pictures around me, things I could do without, and hardly feel like my home is a “home.”

At work I’m able to find what I need easily as I have all the resources I need arranged in a systematic way. At home I can’t find anything I need so I end up buying more stuff.

At work I am engaged with people constantly and thrive off it. At work I seclude into my own world, feeling drained when I interact with my family.

::Ding, ding, ding: We have a winner! It’s my WORD mode.

Why such the contrast? My “relaxation” at home is actually laziness and does not actually make me feel relaxed. 

What can be done about it?  Well, I think using some of that energy I spend at work on my home life. Even just a smidgen would make a dramatic difference.

As I’m going full-force at work (and I mean pushing myself to my absolute limit and doing my very best every day) I can dial it down a bit.

Yep, it’ll reduce my call numbers. But I’d actually provide better quality service, like I was doing before. Plus, I’m not hitting the numbers anyway as they’ve increased standards such that I have to do a third more work to maintain the same pay.  I’m going to be getting a dramatic pay decrease either starting next month or January. They won’t like my not killing myself for my job, but I’m looking for other work anyway, so…

This is DAY TWENTY-EIGHT
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About Quixie

Hi! I go by "Quixie" My nickname comes from the term I began using to describe myself when I began blogging nearly 4 years ago: "quixotic," meaning "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith at the time. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality.