I'm fortunate that sometimes I'm able to telework.  I really value it.  I've had jobs that were 100% telework, and others that were none-at-all.  The contrast is what makes it great.  It reminds me of an art term, chiaroscuro, the heavy contrast of light-and-dark.  It gives a painting or drawing depth. 

My telework is like that.  When I'm in the office, I work in this sort of shared space where I have no privacy whatsooever.  Sometimes the room gets very noisy, and drives me a little bonkers.  On the other hand, it's a great place to share something I'm working on, solicit feedback, and have camraderie.  

But then on those telecommute days, they're filled largely with silence.  I'll get up early, go for a run, and be at my desk in my home office working, while the morning is still fresh, and the neighborhood around me is quiet.  It feels luxurious.

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude