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Back to reality

“Happy New year!”, my parents shouted when I called them up 01-01-2018 at 00:02.
Happy new ear you mean ๐Ÿ˜

Only two weeks ago I was beyond excited for the Christmas trip to Ireland and the remaining days off.
I was going get so much done, but at theย same time rest and sleep so I could be energized for work again.

Well, here I am, first day of work.
Not ready nor feeling energized yet.
The incorrect temperature kept me awake last night.
I decided to get up earlier and drive to work.
Maybe I could somehow avoid the annoying “Happy new year” wishes.
I find them awkward.
Some people are ok with a handshake.
Others find it rude if you don’t give them 3 cheek kisses.
I’m a “don’t get into my personal space” type of person.

I also don’t like answering the typical questions.
“How did you spend your holidays?”
“Do you have any new years resolutions?”

People are hardly ever genuinely interested.
Questions like these, usually come out of politeness or avoiding awkward silences at the coffee machine.

I already had my frustration on the road and with my computer.
My bank account looks emptier than I had planned for.
We did grocery shopping for things we are probably not going to use this week, but forgot to buy coffee.

Welcome back to reality!

How do you experience a first workday after a vacation?

18 thoughts on “Back to reality

  1. I never want to go in when back from s vacation. Not only will you endure the New Years greetings, you will be asked a dozen or more times about your vacation.
    Itโ€™s sweet that your parents are still excited on New Years too. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I wish I was self employed, like you!
      Even though it might be a bit more insecure on what you’re going to earn each month.
      But I don’t know anything about business plans either, haha.
      And I think you are being too kind to your customers too when it comes to payment ;)Although I can imagine why! They seem so sweet!

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      1. Most are sweet, some are just a pain at times! ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Itโ€™s difficult sometimes for sure. Iโ€™m trying to figure out taxes at the moment for last year which is never fun.

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  2. I’m a freelancer, which means, a couple of hours today, a couple more for the weekend, so it’s never this shocking. But, I know what you meet. I’m like you too. I don’t like such questions and I avoid kissing when we’re not friends. What for?!

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    1. I think people often feel the pressure to become friends with their colleagues. Or they want it.
      I have also have seen many affairs going around.
      If you feel the need to spend more time with your colleagues, than clearly it’s time to work on your private life.

      The more I hear about being self employed, the more I think it would suit my lifestyle much better. But I have been too afraid of giving up a “secure” work place. Although I dislike the “8 hour work day”. In my world, you work until something is finished.

      Any tips on starting being a freelancer? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. My advice is DON’T. As tempting as it may seem. Now, maybe it’s better (paid) in your field, but the security is gone. You work when there’s work, no pension plan and so on…So, I’d think twice.
        As for colleagues, they are only colleagues, not friends at least in my case. I don’t feel the pressure nor do I like mixing the two.

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      2. Oh shit! haha.
        I initially hoped I could earn some money on the side by blogging, because I do like to do that. Apparently not.
        Even though, I think some do because they use ads or patreon.
        I did look into ads, but couldn’t figure it out ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Now I am trying to get out my creative site, but trying to open an online webstore.
        Let’s see if that will work out at all ๐Ÿ˜€

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