I’ve always been the sort who just can’t sit still.
- From the time I was a kid until fairly recently, I was not the sort that was able to just relax and take it all in.
I think I actually wanted distraction to keep me from thinking too much. That’s my theory anyway. So when I got sent home from the zone controlled HVAC of the office during the pandemic, I was a bit stymied. I really didn’t know how I was going to get along without all the interaction and my busy schedule. Plus, I live alone now that my wife and I are no longer married. We’re friends but that’s where we should have kept it. So working at my house in my own air conditioning was a bit of a game changer for me. I was alone and I had to get right with it. While I did have the online meetings for work, I really wasn’t dealing with people at all for months. Social life was on hold so I took the time to start living more in the moment. And believe it or not, I sort of took to it. I don’t know what it was about this stage in life that allowed me to sit with myself. But it was pretty remarkable. And I had things like saving the HVAC unit as a result of being better at living in each moment. While I was working from home, the room I had my home office in was right next to the HVAC cabinet outside. I actually was paying enough attention to notice a difference and call the HVAC company. I caught what could have been a big problem really early and saved a bunch of money on an HVAC repair.