Did you ever have to miss out on "the" party of the year because it was your great aunt twice removed anniversary party? The one you only met once when you were 3 years old so you don't even remember? And you had to spend an entire day and night at the firehouse (because that's where all the BIG events are held) with a bunch of relatives who were pretty much strangers?
I've been feeling that way lately and it bites. I have this job which I'm going to be head over heels in love with once we get our program up and running. Right now I spend 2 days a week in training or recruiting and the rest of the time I work from home..reading curriculum, watching training dvds, learning procedures etc. It's easy-peasy. Very family friendly. Flexible. And it's important work that matters to me.
Yet, I find myself missing time at the virtual water cooler that is Twitter. I'm pissed that another week has gone by and I've missed my favorite link ups. I'm barely responding to comments...and it's taking me way too long to do. I'm not reading as much and definitely not writing. I can barely string a few coherent sentences together. And it's just easier for family harmony if I let the kids use my laptop during the day. And when night rolls around and I finally get the chance I am too damn tired.
And I miss it. I feel like I'm being forced to spend the day with strangers when I would rather be here. I know it's just a phase and soon it will all balance out but right now it bites the big one.