Very frequently, I’ve said that the primary reason for this blog is to just do something else once in a while. It’s a necessity, sometimes, to break away and just be somewhere else…or do something different.
So, here we are. I “should be” doing about 10 OTHER things besides writing a blog post. I SHOULD BE getting a client presentation finished. I SHOULD BE reviewing the drawings that were sent to me today from a consulting engineer. I should be working, billing, cleaning, mowing, working out, researching, organizing, learning…I should be doing these things.
So, I poured a scotch and opened up the blog…because with everything going on at the moment…I “should be” insane.
All good things. Seriously. I am extremely busy at my firm, Studio m Architecture + Design. The phone keeps ringing, and it’s not primarily telemarketers anymore, so that’s a good milestone to track. Lots of work, the firm is a success, and I still get to do what I love to do.
“I just want to be with you”. Little Guy has been so patient with me. In my endless late nights and my increasing time with a laptop in front of me, he has remained my little intern. “Can I come in your room with you?”, he asks. I tell him I have to work (again), and he tells me , “That’s ok. I just want to be with you. You can work and I’ll read a book or play with my tablet.” And he does. He sits patiently, frequently checking in with me to see if I am done yet so that we can go play soccer or build with Lego, or just be together.
He truly keeps me centered. It’s so easy to kind of spiral off out of control when you are inundated (ask my wife how I get sometimes). It’s the little things that keep me going: a quick robot dance, a private showing of a new lego airplane design, or the gift of a Batman sticker are so vital to my existence sometimes. When I start to feel like I’m drowning, he’s right there to help me out (whether he knows it or not).
Back to work!