||[Jul. 14th, 2007|02:25 pm]
Seriously, though. I can't believe I haven't written anything here since December.
Okay, that was a lie. I believe it. But it's still kind of surprising.
Anyway, I've been working an incredible amount over the last several months. So much so, in fact, that I've reached a point of physical and mental exhaustion. Example: my last true day off was the 4th of July- and before that, it was Memorial Day... the pattern carries on for months before that. I have, however, come to a conclusion: regardless of how much I work, it won't be enough. That being the case, I've decided to change my approach.
There's an older episode of The Simpsons, where Homer passes some fatherly advice on to Bart. He says something to the effect of, "Son, if you don't like your job, you don't QUIT. You just go in every day and do it REALLY half-assed. THAT'S the American way!" Now, I don't mean to imply that I'll be giving a half-effort... it's mostly just a funny quote. But I'll be darned if I'm going to get burned out after a year and a half. But no, now I'll be providing my employer only with what they're paying for (which ain't much) and enjoying what I do. I'm not going to bust my ass over things that aren't noticed and aren't rewarded or acknowledged. That's the plan for now, anyway!
Summer has finally arrived in Seattle for good this year. Like clockwork, the week after Independance Day is when you're allowed to start planning for the outdoors with no threat of rain. That's just how it is. And with that, I'm going to go out and enjoy the splendor outside this afternoon!
Until I have to go to work, at least.