For most of this week, I attended a training program for work down in Madison. I was able to catch a ride with an old Milwaukee colleague who lives in Sun Prairie but now works @ UW Colleges. I got to meet Michelle for lunch two days, as she had to be on campus for various things.
It was really awesome to be closer to home! I learned a number of useful things for my job during the course of the week, but one thing I found out for sure is that I need to be searching in earnest for work closer to where I live. I watched Lorch commute like a madman for so many years, I figured there must be a way to handle it for at least a little while. Turns out I am nowhere near as strong as far as this goes. I have been at this now for about 9 months, and I’ve had it.
I was talking with Michelle the other day about how part of me wishes I could go back to some point where I knew I was happy with work, and with the prospects that were ahead of me. She made a really good point: that if you figure those things out again now, and start working toward what you want today, then the future you will thank your present self for beginning to make yourself happy.
Have a good weekend…