For the past decade or so, I honestly feel as though I catch myself coming and going.
And that’s not a good thing. There is just so much to do when it comes to my career and raising our kids. I want to be all things to all parties but it wears me out. The hours I spend inside the zone controlled HVAC of the office seems to not be enough sometimes to my bosses. And then, if I do put in the extra effort at work, my family wonders why they don’t see me enough. It’s almost a can’t win proposition. Interestingly enough, the pandemic really helped me reshape the way I went about my day to day life. Of course, we were all sent home to work inside our own air conditioning when the pandemic started. And for almost a year, all that extra stuff in my life that kept me running just fell away. Believe me, I noticed and I took advantage of the lesson. While we were all stuck inside the HVAC security of home, I started diving into living in a way that I was more present. Instead of feeling as though I’m constantly responsible to someone else, I started living in the moment and living each day for what it brought. It’s changed my perspective in such an important way. I was even so aware around the house that I noticed a problem with the air conditioning before it became a big problem. The HVAC professionals told me I saved myself a big sum of money simply because I was present and aware of the HVAC equipment.