Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Women Who Drink Coffee at 10am on Tuesdays

It's important to have goals, dreams and aspirations.    I want to visit all the National Parks.   I want to continue getting into better shape.   I want to go out to breakfast more often.   I feel that being an international ice cream taster would be the perfect job.    But recently, something else has come to mind...

I was driving my sister to work, and on one particular street she told me that when she usually drives down (around 8:45am or so) there are always people jogging with their strollers, retirees meandering, and ladies walking and drinking coffee.   I was jealous.  I would like to be one of the "women who drink coffee at 10am on Tuesdays."  

It's a case of the grass being greener on the other side.  Now that I have a structured Monday-Friday career, I'm envious of those who can sit out on the patio at Dazbog or Stella's and drink coffee in comfortable clothes in the middle of the day.   Ten years ago, I was that person.   I was a restaurant manager with week days off.  On my "weekend" (Tuesday, for example) I would sleep in until noon on my days off and then sit in the sun by the shore of Lake Tahoe and read.   I would drive down Mt. Rose highway into Reno to run errands.    I would sip a frappucino at Starbucks.   Now I go into the coffee shop at work, maybe once a week as a treat, wearing my suit, and take a latte back to my office.   It's not quite the same.  

With focus and creativity maybe someday I can be a little more location independent.  Even if it was just one day a week.   Working on my laptop.  Sipping coffee.   On a Tuesday.

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