Back To Early

If all went well, by the time this blog post is up, I’ll have been up and working for an hour or so.

First day back yesterday after two week hiatus with 2/3 kids and me down with COVID.

Glad to be back at it, and early is a good time get things done. So…

Get after it. And you know, regardless of what time you’re working,

When it’s time to work,

~ GET AFFER IT ~~

Easing Back, Back to Front, No Grind

After two weeks healing myself and my girls up from COVID, I’m logging back on to work life. Not on-site just yet; gotta solve this cough problem.

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Back to front? It basically means, my intent to start work again with a fresh, healthier, balanced approach, retaining my sense of self and priority.

My goal? Give the full measure, but not lose myself along the way.

My work is important to our group and the company, but I can only do my best each day, respond to the inevitable ups and downs,

And that’s it.

Goal to give my best, but not my soul, no slave to the grind.

Giddy up.

Awash

I can’t really explain it very well. I feel like there’s a LOT going on…

That in some (many?) cases I have to let things fall away…

And sometimes in quite messy form, unfortunately,

And yet I think I’m keeping the main priorities squared away, plates in the air,

And then I wake up, mind spooling up quickly like a turbine,

And I’m awash with anxiety,

In the dark,

At 2 am.

Just saying, just sharing,

Because that’s my way.

And ever more I will go forward,

With the downs and the ups,

The Good and the not so good,

Awash unexpectedly,

But forward all the same.

Come, join me~~~

Channel The Earlies

I work for a bio tech company. We manufacture right here in good ol’ northern California, San Francisco Bay Area.

You might have heard we have about 9 million people in the metro area. Our company is sorta smack in the middle of it. That is to say, there are a LOT of people on the roads, especially during commute hours.

So this post is to some of my co-workers who rally to work in the early hours. I do it on occasion.

If I pulled the lever correctly, I’m already at work when this post hits.

Get after it early, like my man Bob, Dennis, Ty, Ricky, and others…

Much respect. Making it GOOD.

Mindset? Mindfulness

Nearly two years now, approaching two,

World upside down, more than one way,

Crisis demanding response,

Many ways, we might say,

Stark circumstances, consequences, what to do, how to play,

New early morning routines, lots of thoughts in the dark,

How to go forward, next steps, each day?

Pit of stomach holds me back most days, many anyway,

What to do, how to handle,

A different approach, a master’s approach,

Get me there,

We’ll see…

“Breathing in, I calm my body,

Breathing out, I smile,

Dwelling in the present moment,

I know this is a wonderful moment.”

SAL’s Other View

Learned a lot from this guy in a short amount of time.

Doer, for sure.

After grinding for decades in his work, refreshed, more balanced perspective.

As mentioned previous,

He’s a supply chain guy, but also a musician, and commercial fisherman.

He’s a no BS, get it done sorta dude. He’s got some sorta magic; I want what he’s got. Quiet contentment.

Good sense of where “work” fits into life. Not a guy to shy away, but also not one to be consumed,

Fun to find this unexpected example of good work — skills, ethic, attitude,

Good to have SAL around, real good,

Easy to see why the water calls him…he’s like the ocean,

Sure, straight forward, those traits aren’t timeless.

Thankful for SAL~~~

All Work Valued

This is a must for optimum, long-term value and operation of an organization.

Critical, tactical work. Keeping the production going forward.

Deep work. The thinkers who design and decide the paths of the business.

All skilled labor. All who bring their unique abilities to bear to further the objectives and goals of the organization.

All labor valued, those who keep the organization together as it churns along.

All valued.

Super Power: Key Lime

Really lucky, complimentary drinks at work, something besides coffee or water to drink,

Love it, so grateful,

Recently the vendor changed that provides this very thoughtful service, seems the available variety has been parred down,

We still have Lime, but alas, Key Lime has apparently been nixed, didn’t make the cut,

And so, this last can I saved from a month or so back, will pop the can soon to toast the new work year,

Unleash the particular (silly?) magic I attribute to this particularly special flavored can of bubbly water,

I’ll drink to my colleagues, to the reborn enterprise we all toil for, cheer on, believe in,

Believe in the particular (silly?) good that will come from this simple gesture,

PROST!, and here’s to 2022, real GOOD coming…!