Day 664 – Thankful for Being Excited to Get Back to Reality (and Going to Bed Early)

Today was my first day back in the office since vacation and it felt wonderful to be back.  For reals!  I missed my teams and was excited to get caught back up with them.  While I saw or communicated with many today I’ll see the rest tomorrow and I can’t wait.  It’s a great feeling to realize that I missed my work family while I was away.

While I was out we had a curveball thrown our way that my team has rallied to respond to in style.  They had already put together the short term patch without me and they were all ready and willing to help out in anyways needed for the long term solution.  This is part of the reason I was excited to go back,  I knew they had already helped to stabilize the situation and were ready to help me out however necessary.

As I drove to work this morning I thought about the situation, smiled, and realized that it was up to me to decide if I was going to see this as a difficult challenge or an opportunity to improve.  I chose my attitude and the rest of the day followed suit.  It was pretty cool when one of my teammates pointed it out and said that normally I’d be visibly frustrated in a time like this, but this time I seemed calm and almost happy.  I couldn’t help but smile realizing that someone else had noticed my chosen attitude.

All in all, I was pretty excited to head back to “the grind” today.  It’s amazing how much I miss my work!

After a very full day I’m now pretty much exhausted from staying up late with my cousin last night, going for an early morning run, and a busy day in the office.  It’s time to head up to the workshop with Gavin for a little bit.  Before I now it I’m sure I’ll look like this picture of Skywalker from last night…

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With that in mind I’ll be snoring well before 9:00pm, and that’s something I’m very thankful for!

Thanks!!!

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