10.10.2001 (Wednesday), 10:45 PM


For some reason, there is a dissonant noise inside my head which makes me want to curl up in a ball and sleep...

I have been taking all of my personal belongings home from work. I feel that divorcing myself from making work a second home is best for my continued sanity. With no convenience or reminder of home, it is much easier to leave work behind at the end of the day.

Survival now means that I take as much time as possible to enjoy my personal life. My personal life is no longer a part of work. I will not spend my free time hanging out at work or work-related events as I used to. Nothing there holds any particular interest anymore except for the project we're working on. And even that had just become another job.

I mentioned this to my colleague Brian today and he summed it up nicely, "It really bothers me to think that this is just another job. I don't like to work like that."

I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, it's the closest to the truth at the moment.

Posted by wjc