Hi hi! Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
i’m currently laying on my couch, trying to pretend I’m not a grandma and will actually be able to stay up long enough to make it to our evening plans. I need an extra large coffee… or a nap.
This week has been so long and busy at work, and I’m more than ready for a weekend! I’m working from home tomorrow, which partially makes me feel better about having a 7am work call.
T and i were just talking about this, so it’s on my mind — are early morning work meetings or calls appropriate, or rude?
I’ve always been of the mindset that you do whatever is required at work regardless of the time, but in the last year, i’ve started to change my tune a tiny bit, as I try to create more boundaries and have become particularly protective of my work/life balance. T believes you can 100% say no to things that fall outside of your core work hours or job expectation, however it’s definitely a little awkward to assert that sometimes, right? Depending on the position you’re in at your company, what the meeting is for/about, and a medley of other factors.
One of my first big girl jobs was with a company that thought being mindful of other people’s time was of paramount importance. I worked there for a few years, and that value really stuck with me. It’s why you don’t show up late to work, or turn in an assignment behind schedule, or fail to communicate with a colleague about a project status. And perhaps it also extends to the time you schedule a meeting.
I think that could also be translated for personal relationships and commitments. It’s important! Be mindful of someone else’s time.
So romantic for Valentine’s Day, yes?
Quite honestly, I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day person… probably because I really never had a romantic valentine scenario for the first half of my life. It was just a day where a lot of people were obnoxious about sharing the flowers they’d been delivered or the fancy dates they had planned… plus a good excuse for heart-shaped chocolate things. :) I didn’t hate the holiday, but I was sort of apathetic about it.
I mean, I’m married now so I have someone who’s obligated to hang out with me, so my tune’s a little bit changed but still… a good excuse for more chocolate. :) So if you don’t have plans tonight, don’t worry about it! Buy some half-off candy at the grocery store tomorrow and watch some old episodes of “Sex and the City” and relax because tomorrow’s a work day anyways. And self love is jUST as important as being in love with another person.
…Talk about a total mindless ramble, huh?
Have a great night, loves! xo