I haven’t been writing much here in the last couple of months. It’s partially because my focus has been on grinding through work, and the spare time I’ve got has been either being with family o throwing myself at the truck for mental heath reasons.
I’m really good at organizing information, structuring it visually, and making it presentable to the audience—thirty years of experience have taught me how to do it in my sleep. Currently, I spend all of my available time at work writing email to move things from point A to point B and meeting with people to follow up on the emails moving things. It’s been rare that I get to make or design anything. I knew that taking this temporary role on, and I’ve accepted it, but it’s very hard for me to leave work feeling like I did anything useful or worthwhile. I think I’ve mentioned previously on these pages that I’m a task-oriented guy, so open-ended threads stretching out for weeks or months with no resolution short-circuits my brain.
So I push away from my desk at 6PM, spend some time with the girls over dinner, and then head out to the driveway to put wrenches on the truck in the hope that I can continue making forward progress. I’ll drag stuff out of the garage and work until it gets too dark to see anything, and then come inside to put Finn to bed. By the time I sit down to relax I don’t have a whole lot to say or any desire to write. Most of what I am writing is a recap of work to the truck (mostly to keep track of what I’m doing and the progress I’ve made) so I can keep my thoughts organized.
I’ll be stepping back to my regular role at the end of June, which will help my mental health immensely, and hopefully then I’ll have some brainspace to post here more frequently.
Trust me, it’ll be like me working at my store…you’ll be fascinated for two weeks, and then it all blends together. A discount on computers would be most tasty, though…
Maybe. I’d apply for a Genius position or one of the Creative positions, where people come in and ask questions, as opposed to straight retail, which would make the days a little different-It’d be more like solving problems instead of stocking shelves.
As a retail experiences go, I’ve found that strolling through our Apple store is almost as erotic as the Nordstrom shoe department.
This particular store would set your nether regions ablaze then, Linda. I literally stood in the silvery backend of the store staring at the gorgeously designed department icons with my mouth wiiiiiide open and sighed as the electronica thumpthumpthumped over me.
Ren, unless they open a 24 hour Apple store, all of Bill’s time is already blending together.
If only we could figure out how to remove the brain’s need for sleep, then world domination would be ours. Bwahahaha!
Yeah, that pesky sleep issue. ‘Tis a problem.