So I graduated in April, and started full time work. It has been tough working for 8 hours a day. My work is very flexible in what times I need to work, and I started with the best intentions of getting in early and leaving early. Well it has been really really difficult to keep myself motivated enough to do the work solid for 8 hours a day. This week however my work has been running a conference, and as one of the IT guys I have been in charge of making sure that things are recorded and working correctly. This led to early mornings and late afternoons, and even though I took a vacation on Monday (Memorial Day) I have already worked over 40 hours – and I still have a couple left today. So this has led me to some realizations:
- I can get up every day and get into work before 8 (usually about 7:30).
- 8 hours a day is gonna be great (for now)
I recognize that this frame of reference will dwindle as time goes on, and I have no desire to work 8 hours a day the rest of my life, but for now, I can do 8 hours a day. Hey, it will feel like a bit of a vacation compared to this week!