My office has been relocated to the other side of the city.
I knew this was coming for over a year and I’ve spent most of that year trying to devise a way to avoid the move. Everything was perfect the way it was. I walked to work, I had my desk arranged just so, etc. Now I would have to fight traffic and get used to a smaller work space.
I was most displeased.
After six months of delays (and many silent thanks to the universe for prolonging the inevitable) we finally made the move across town a few weeks ago.
Instead of stressing out in my car every day, I decided to bike to work, about 10 miles round trip. It is too soon to see any major changes, but today I noticed that my stomach is flatter and my hips feel smaller. For a person that loathes gym time, this is pretty great. I’ve also been putting on weight like it’s my job lately and not only am I not being paid to pack it in, but I can’t afford a new summer wardrobe so any amount of weight maintenance is a win for me right now.
More importantly, I arrive at the office fully awake, sans caffeine. Did I mention we have no way to make tea in the office yet? I know. It’s complete BS.
But back to the good stuff, I’m also in closer proximity to friends I haven’t worked around in two years, which is an unexpected treat. These friends are also turning me into a coffee drinker, another unexpected treat!
My desk is not as horrible as I expected it to be and I am slowly fixing it up. Aside from accidentally barging into the men’s bathroom on my first day in the new building, the terrible incidents have been kept to a minimum.
There are some other work-related silver linings that I won’t bother you with, but I will say this: if there is anything you are currently dreading, try loosening your grip, you might like what you find. I am shocked that I like what I found on the other self town.