It’s an overcast, breezy Sunday morning and I am sitting on the patio, drinking my coffee, and playing a little fetch with Loki. The past 3 weeks have been utter hell. We have an OFCCP audit at work next week and so I have been working 12-18 hour days, including weekends, to make sure all of our ducks are in a row. I have been the living dead for 3 weeks now.
Friday afternoon, we were able to finish up the most urgent of our work and I actually left the office by 5pm. It was a tiny miracle so I felt I needed to take the opportunity to unwind a little and talked a coworker into going to the dive bar near work for a couple of drinks. After that, I met my friend V at one of our fave little neighborhood bars for more drinks and to catch up.
I just have to say that it was the perfect slice of heaven at that particular moment. I was finally able to relax, laugh, and just generally feel human again. And the added bonus is that I was able to sleep that night! No insomnia, just crashing from sheer exhaustion! The weeks of little to no sleep had finally caught up with me and the drinks managed to shut my brain off enough to allow me to finally get some much needed rest.
After getting to bed around 2am, I was up letting Loki out around 8…but then laid back down on the couch and slept until…SIX PM!!! I would’ve felt guilty except for the fact that I KNEW I needed it!
Today, rather than stressing out over the audit and whatever else this week will throw at me, for this moment, this peaceful moment on my patio with my dog, I am relaxing and it feels great.