It’s Quiet Where I Work, For Now

On the daily pursuit of solitude above company

On the daily pursuit of solitude above company

I have a day job. I’m self-employed and I love it that way. I’ll work with others no problem, and do, but to work alone is optimal for me.

Today I’m working in a youth center. There’s nobody else here, it has been vacated for the summer, and I’m installing a new electrical system. It’s what I’ve been working at since I was 13 or 14 years old and it puts money in my pocket and keeps the lights on.

Every day for me is different, presenting new challenges and I like it that way. I’m not sure how I’d cope if I had to work in the same building and the same desk every day, under duress and the watchful productivity tuned eye of a manager.

I manage myself, set my own rules and my own hours.

It’s not perfect. After all, what is? I mean it’s not finished, it’s still being made. So I’m happy to be where I am. Change is inevitable so I welcome it. Contrary to the misled view of the majority, the past does not dictate the future. What’s known does not inform what is not known, so better for us that we get on with it.

That’s what I’m doing.

Here, where I’m working today, it is quiet and I can think. Or rather, thinking has a place to be me. I love it like this. Whatever it is that I feel, I cannot explain. All I can say is that is feels right and I enjoy it far above any other working conditions. It’s why I write.

I’m writing this on the fly. I’ll correct grammatical errors later.

Have a good day.