Yes, I was productive. I had two meetings, did some cleaning, that sort of thing. But I also had a fabulous day that I don't get to have when I'm working until 8pm.
The advantages of a day off:
- Sleeping in past 5:30am.
- Eating breakfast/lunch whenever I want to, not when my patients allow it.
- Afternoon tea & gossip time with Sasha.
- Sitting down for more than 30 minutes a day.
- Happy Hour with my fellow Gamma Phi Young Alums.
- Watching two evening tv shows without falling asleep.
- Going to bed after 9:30.
I think the highlight of my day (probably because it happens the least often) was Happy Hour. We went to Jones Bros Cupcakes, and had a cupcake and a glass of wine. Granted, I could have done that much cheaper in the comfort of my own home, but it was the company that was so great. These girls get together for Dinner Club every couple of weeks, but it's usually on days that I'm working until 8pm. Yes, I only work 3 days a week, but they always manage to schedule it when I'm working. (Unintentionally of course. I swear, they really do like me. Right girls? Riiiight? haha.) So we caught up on life, talked about jobs or lack thereof, families, and other big adventures. What I love about these girls is that they're always willing to help in any way they can. We talked about a sister-friend who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Everyone jumped at the opportunity to do whatever they can to help her and her family. A couple of the girls in attendance are looking for work more in the field of their college degree; there were offers all over the place for potential jobs. It wasn't a networking happy hour, but that definitely got accomplished.