Sunday, November 2, 2008

Big Week coming up--I'm excited!

I've got a big week coming up. It'll be the busiest week I've had since quitting in June. I've got an interview tomorrow, a conference for a potential consulting gig Tuesday and Wednesday, an article due Wednesday, another interview Thursday and a professional networking event that I'm hosting Thursday night.

I should be panicking about all this, but I'm not. I'm actually kind of thrilled. I got a haircut on Friday and I bought some new black pants and new shoes today--not because I really needed them, but because I wanted to feel professional and good about myself.

I've written about how staying at home—whether I’m working at home or no—isn’t good for my self-esteem. I’ve come to realize that I'm the kind of person who needs not just to work but to go to work.

I’m really looking forward to this week, kind of like I looked forward to business trips. I’ve been a bit restless for a while and I am feeling the pull of work.

But I think that I’m excited because this is a novelty for me. It’s different. If I had to get up and get ready to go to an office every day, day after day after day, I’m pretty sure it’d get old quickly.

So I’m going to enjoy my busy week and I bet I’ll enjoy my Friday “off” and my less busy week next week a lot more.

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