There's a chill to the air
In my line of work, I do a significant amount of traveling and working on-site with a client. This has me in the car for hours at a time, typically driving along the same long stretches of highway. Some days these drives feel like they will never end and others I don't know where the time went. I have been trying to figure out what causes this difference and how I can apply this to every drive so they all fly. However, I think it really just depends upon the day. On the days where I’m happy, the drive flies by because I’m just thinking about what I want to do with my future or what I want to do now to attain my future goals. Then there are some days where I’m not looking forward to a long day and it seems that my drive home afterward takes an eternity. So maybe the feel of the drive time really does boil down to thoughts and company. On the other hand, maybe thoughts are just the tip of the iceberg.
This week, thankfully, my drives flew past as I got to see plenty of trees with the beautiful changing of the trees. The problem this week though was the temperature. Where did fall go? My goodness was this a chilly and windy week! On location at a client site it is usually hit or miss if the room will be a comfortable experience. Most of the time, the HVAC system doesn't work properly, in the area I am working, so I'm either freezing in the winter or sweating in the summer. Most days I don't mind because I can always dress accordingly. Although, this week was one of those weeks where I felt like I just could not keep warm. Mind you, I probably should have put on some pants, but on principal I had to wear dresses and sweaters. Let me give you a little back story so you can understand where I'm coming from....I love dresses, I mean seriously most of my clothes are dresses. This love of dresses most likely steamed from a life-long struggle of finding pants that are not long enough. Regardless, I love dresses and skirts and I always make an effort to wear them for as long as I can before the weather gets to the freezing point. That being said, I wore dresses this week in Ohio when it is 35 degrees and a little windy. I try and help myself out by wearing closed toe flats and a sweater. What an awful decision! Naturally the room I was in did not have properly working heat, while the rest of the building was nice and toasty. Bring on the cold fingers and nose! These are the days where I just want to wear big fuzzy socks, sweat pants, and a big comfy sweater. However, I was still working in a cold room with cold fingers that were a little stiff from the cold. The hardest part is knowing that there is heat so close by, but I couldn't feel it where I was working. Maybe I need to learn and accept that November may be a little late in the year to be wearing dresses. Nah!
Each day is a gift and I am thankful. Each day is an opportunity to do something positive and help someone. Whether that is through a small kind act or giving back your time to those who don’t have a warm place to go this time of the year. Take a minute today and give back to someone else today.