Some of you know that I work Saturdays and odd hours and holidays and all that fun stuff.
It could be better, but it could be worse. Right now I have Sundays and Mondays off work.
At my last job I had Fridays and Saturdays off. Better.
When I first started this job I had Mondays and Tuesdays off. Worse.
But I generally like my job as an editor/page designer. I find it interesting.
I like that while the job itself may stay pretty much the same, the content does not. It helps keep the job fresh.
I also like that I do not have an inbox. Nothing piles up in my desk. When I leave work at the end of the day, I know my job is finished and I get to come in and start fresh the next day.
The series of deadlines also works well for me. Give me two weeks to finish a project and I am likely to wait until Day 12 to start on it. It will be done right, but I will procrastinate.
Give me a series of deadlines to meet throughout the shift and I will pretty much beat every one of them.
It's kind of like a sprint rather than a marathon. And since I tend to be competitive, it's a great fit for me.
Typically I work from noon to about 8 p.m. Not bad hours compared to the 3 to 11 p.m. I used to work.
It still gives me plenty of time in the morning to wake up around 8:30 or 9, make tea, have some toast and check in on the news.
It also usually gives me time to get a chore done at home or to run an errand before work.
Then, when I leave work, I can come home and have dinner. Sure it is about 9 p.m. by the time I eat dinner. But I am almost always up until at least 1 anyway.
So what have I done with my morning so far:
watched a show I had recorded
cleaned up after cats
a load of towels
painted my toenails
Not bad at all considering it isn't even 11 yet.
Now I am off to get ready for work. I need to hurry though.
I still have to stop on the way to get gas and buy groceries for tonight's dinner.
Enjoy the weekend all!
(picture is from a trip to Yosemite a few years ago)