Well it has been close to 2 weeks now since I’ve been back to work. I surprisingly picked right up where I had left off 2 months before. Not much, if anything had changed. It was kind of unexpected but at the same time not surprising.
In this building I work in a similarly drab cubicle. I think that is one of the descriptions of a cube dweller. A lot of your life takes place in a well….a cube. The cubes are almost exactly the same with very little variation as with the inhabitants of the cubicles…. And the roads leading to and fro.
As you can probably guess by the way the building looks, we don’t do art. Nope, just data. Lots of computers. It isn’t too terribly exciting, but it is complicated and sometimes challenging. And almost always the same.
Having some time off has given me a lot of perspective.
I am glad I have employment and I did realize by coming back that I have learned my System Administration job fairly well. I put a lot of effort into it and it shows. Being able to just pick up and sail freely along is cool just due to the sheer amount of information that I have to know in order to do it. I like to learn and grow and I feel that I have accomplished my goal of being an Application System Administrator. I knew I could do it; and I have.
I want to be a tropical farmer, innkeeper and a surfer too. I am sure I’ll look back at some point and be able to say that I’ve also accomplished those goals. I am ready to live where there is more green every day than grey. More plants than computer screens. More sensations to experience than sitting on my behind.
In the mean time, I will go back to the stark, dull building that shields me from the harshness of the outdoor world of Colorado… and plan my escape.