For as good as I feel at home, generally speaking, I feel just about as crappy at work. Really hard to be motivated and want to do a good job. Whine, whine, whine. I should be glad to have a job right?
I just learned yesterday that the person that was hired to replace me in my old position is now leaving himself. I haven’t talked to him about this but I predicted this event months ago. The organization is not able to fix whatever fundamental problems it has, and in this case they thought that by replacing me they would fix the problem. Unfortunately I was not the problem. One of the biggest problems that they have is that they don’t realize, or don’t understand the severity of, the problem(s) they do have. One example is their employ of me, I’m a fairly sharp guy but they a) either don’t realize it, or b) they know and don’t care, or c) they know and care but don’t know what to do with me. Any one of these options has a fix. The single biggest issue we have as a company is our ineffective usage of our largest resource, human capital.
Anyway……I wrote in my paper journal this morning how my hand-writing had improved and I chalk it up to practicing, by writing more and more (by hand). The same goes for physical exercise, the more you do the more you can do. Even my Dad commented on that yesterday, how he finds it hard to walk but if he actually got out and did it more then it would be easier when he did. Makes sense, no? Anyway it also applies to our brains, the more we use/exercise them the easier it becomes TO use them and the stronger it gets. This is not rocket science here. I am working on that part and I think improving.
This applies to my blogging also, rather than entering drivel put something down that can exercise our brains. Hmmm, what to write.
I hope we can go out and get a campsite after work tonight, even though I’ll have to commute to work from there it will still be like camping part of the time, and that’s better than not camping at all. It allows me to disconnect mentally somehow, to pretend I have another life, one where work doesn’t intrude. Alas, retirement seems so far away.