- This is the last weekend of the summer. I wore my white blazer today for its last outing of 2011.
- This is the last of our lazy weekday mornings. Pretty soon it’s back to setting alarms and getting ourselves out the door on a schedule.
- This is my last day of being a full-time, salaried employee. My current plan (starting next week) is to come in to the office for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do the rest of my work from home (or wherever I may be). It feels like a big deal. I mean, it IS a big deal. But I don’t think that I’m necessarily going to feel different when I walk out of the office today. I wonder how long it will take to sink in. Or if I will be stringing enough work moments, minutes and hours together throughout my weeks that it won’t feel so dramatically different. Who knows. I feel like there should be some sort of ritual or something to mark the importance of today, but I don’t know what that would look like. Maybe just a few moments of silence before I leave the office — no, too somber! I think I will just walk out today with a big smile on my face feeling grateful for everything this job has given me and grateful that I get to redefine my relationship with this job and my firm in a manner that is more consistent with where my life is going.
Happy holiday weekend!!