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It’s been only a week and half since I went back to work, but so far things aren’t quite as bad as the cartoon. I’m not crazy about getting up at 5:15 in order to beat the traffic, but I like getting home while there’s still daylight. I’m sure I won’t like the commute in the snow, but…
Here’s what I do like. I don’t have to work with the public, and that’s a good thing. I didn’t really realize how much I disliked doing so before. I think it wasn’t just the public, but also all the others who could make demands on your time and attention. At this job I can interact with people when I want to, but I can also sit at my desk all day and have little interaction if that’s my mood.
I also like doing the research on a variety of subjects and learning more about the community where I live. And although my work isn’t the most important thing on the planet, I take pleasure in knowing I’m doing no harm. I’ve worked for corporate America and never felt good about it. It was the one thing I liked about being a librarian – I knew deep down that most of what I did made people’s lives better.
Ten years, that’s all I need to do (I hope). Just ten more years….