another life

Every now and then, I spend an afternoon at Starbucks working on a project and I think to myself, what would it be like to work outside of an office? I’ve worked in an office my entire career and have always wondered about those who spend their days working at a coffee shop or from home, writing, designing, or whatever it might be that doesn’t require them to have an office to go to everyday. What would it be like to do something different each day and not be on a constant routine?

This is my daily routine:
7:00 – 7:10 – Wake up and feed the pets
7:10 – 7:40 – Take a shower and get dressed, hair and makeup
7:40 – 7:45 – Take medicine, give mochi her treats, grab my stuff and walk out the door.
8:20 – 8:30 – Get to work, make coffee, check personal emails and bank account
8:30 – 12:00 – First half of the day at work
12:00 – 1:00 – lunch time
1:00 – 5:00 – Second half of the day
5:00 – 5:45 – Drive home
5:45 – 7:00 – Take Mochi to the park
7:00 – 7:10 – Feed the pets
7:10 – 8:30 – Cook, eat dinner, and clean the kitchen
8:30 – 10:00 – Relax and watch TV
10:00 – Take medicine and Go to bed

To be honest, I get jealous of those people that spend their days at the coffee shops or cafe’s or wherever they may plant themselves to do whatever it is they are doing. To not be confined to a desk day in and day out. To do as they please when and where they want. No one to really tell them what to do. They have this sort of freedom to live each day differently. I mean, I try to make my life interesting and do different things on the weekends but there is still so much that I want to do and I feel like I don’t have enough time to do it.

I write, and I know I’m not that good at it, for fun and to pass some time at work when I’m bored (like right now) but I know I can’t make a career out of it. I dabble in some photography as a hobby and learning to edit pictures as I go, again, just a beginner. I am passionate about anything art related and music. Those are just some of the normal things I get myself into.

I think about the movie “Monster-In-Law” where Jennifer Lopez’s character has so many different jobs that each day is different… She’s a dog walker, works as a receptionist at a medical office, an artist and whatever else they didn’t mention. I mean, are there people out there that really live their lives like that? I would like to have a chat with them and ask them if they enjoy doing what they do?

I have a friend who doesn’t exactly know what she wants to do with her life so she tried becoming a stewardess. She’s done with that and now she has been making jewelry and going to school for something that I can’t remember. I can’t remember everything she told me but she said she gets bored easily so she wants to try as much as she can at least once. I admire her for that because here I am, as good as my career is, in an office job, I am afraid to start over new in any other field. Key words, afraid to start over. I don’t want what I have worked so hard to get to where I am to go to waste to start all over again from the beginning. But my friend, she is not afraid to do that as many times as she needs to, to try everything at least once.

Even though I say I am afraid to start over, I really do wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t work in an office all day long… one can only dream….


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