I’m afraid you have me at a disadvantage. I have been off from work for about two weeks and as I explained in a post back in July, I have lost all sense of time and timeliness. I don’t know what day of the week it is, what the date is, how many days are left before I’m supposed to go back to work. Heck, I hardly even remember what year it is! Christmas has compounded that issue somewhat.
Though I am enjoying the heck out of being off from work, there is a slight price to be paid. The first price to be paid is the nagging question, “Why can’t my entire life be like this?” I know there are very obvious answers to that, not the least of which is, “Because.”
Still, it is frustrating.
The second price to be paid is a constant feeling of disorientation and discombobulation. The past few weeks have been filled with questions such as the following.
- Why is this TV show coming on on Tuesday night? Oh .. wait … it’s Friday.
- Wow! Chic-Fil-A is open on Sunday! Oh … wait … it’s Tuesday.
- This milk is still good. It doesn’t expire until the 22nd. *spewing* Ugh! This is the 29th!
- I don’t have to set the trash out by the curb for another 4 days. OMG! They’re here!
- This 75% off coupon doesn’t expire until the 27th. Oh … wait … that was 2 days ago.
And a dozen other things like that.
In addition to those things, I am starting to feel a growing sense of uneasiness about going back to work. The following worries are starting to haunt my every waking moment.
- Will I remember all of my passwords on my first day back? I can’t seem to remember them at the moment.
- What was I working on before I left for the holidays?
- What if I accidentally miscalculated the number of vacation days I had left in 2017 and I actually owe the company money now?
- What were the names of the people I work with again?
- Did I have any meetings scheduled for my first day back? If so, what were they about?
My only hope is that all of my coworkers will be going through the exact same thing I will be.