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I Think I'm Turning Japanese

Posted on 2012.02.24 at 08:11
Current Location: 67114

While its true I rarely venture from the murky depths of the submersible, and I'm rarely shod in anything fancier than Crocks, this gorgeous Ralph Lauren Rugby shirt is fully half-off at rugby.com - only $69.99. Doesn't it look cozy? If only I didn't need an oil change and tires...again. And I do need those things as I'm Texas-bound for Spring Break. I'll be in Anna over the weekend, then Wise County.

Sometimes, because I do so rarely disembark from my magnificent undersea technological wonder I feel disconnected - as if nothing I do really matters. I suppose its one of the pitfalls of working from home full time, lack of affirmation. And while I've never required it to motivate me, in my isolation I sometimes wonder if my toiling is for naught.

After my unusual dream, I contacted my old neighbor and coworker via our corporate chat to tell him of it. Without prompting, he volunteered that he hears my name floating up and down the hallways all the time, and heard it three times that very day from two different people onsite and once as a kudos at the corporate-wide quarterly all-hands. Affirmation. That I don't toil unnoticed. I don't require it to motivate my actions, but its nice to hear from time to time. Especially when you're 20,000 leagues under the sea.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto


pcofwildthings at 2012-02-24 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
Nice shirt. It's good to hear those affirmations, even if they're second hand. I can relate. I've worked remotely for the same company in Atlanta since 2005, never met a soul in person, and rarely get any feedback. The times I did, though, I saved those emails. My other job involves seeing people once a week, and they are more effusive with their affirmation. That's a nice counterbalance.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2012-02-25 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
Don't let living in your dungeon get you down because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and, doggonit, people like you!
michelle1963 at 2012-02-25 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
Affirmation is important. Even introverts like ourselves are gregarious creatures, and while we may not require affirmation to do our jobs, it sure makes life a bit sweeter.
suzanne1945 at 2012-02-26 18:53 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe you should come to the surface once in a while and more often connect with a real life person. I realized that last fall when I had gone 3 days without talking face to face with another human. I wasn't distressed, but it made me aware that being a hermit may not be in my best interest.
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