So today was a bit of a weird one for me. After two weeks living with the parents while on jury service and after a great bank holiday weekend celebrating my boyfriends birthday, it was back to the grind of every day life.
Seeing the alarm for 6:45am last night felt a bit weird and getting back into my morning routine is a little odd. Jumping in the shower, ironing my shirt and getting the usual commuter train like the past two weeks have been forgotten. It's very easy to get into a pattern and recently I’ve found that I fall into this pattern a little too easily. Don’t get me wrong, a bit of routine in your life is a good thing but I vow from today to try and vary mine occasionally; doing little things every couple of days to make things a little less regular.
Once in the office, after trawling through 2 weeks worth of emails in my inbox, it felt like I had never left the office. My work mates were as chatty as usual, I spent the day still losing at tea dice (to decide who makes the tea on our table we roll poker dice and who ever has the worst hand makes the tea) and I was suddenly back dealing with the work as usual.
Even though everything did feel the same, there were still subtle changes happening around me. Things are changing in my office, people are leaving, job roles are changing and we are having another big office move around.
Before I got into the office this morning, I stopped off at my favourite little coffee van to grab a little flat white. The guy who runs this makes a great coffee and has the best customer service around. I found out about this van through an article about 5 months ago, I started following the business on Twitter and had even started reading the blog. He even knew me by name and said, “hi” if I was wondering past. Sadly though, I was greeted with the news that it was the guy's last day. His plans of expansion had fallen through and it was looking like he was going to shut things down. Looks like I will be wandering around the streets of Soho looking for my new favourite little place to grab a great cup of coffee.
Today felt just like I was going back to school, you feel a little older and refreshed. But things are different... even if it’s only slightly.