Fri. June 15, 2018
Get up, get up, get up!
Up at 7:45am to move my car. It has been a while since I woke up this early. The plan was to go back to sleep but my eyes had already adjusted to sunlight. I had to sit outside for about 5 minutes until I was able to unlock my car. Even that did not happen quietly. I hand to use the key and kill switch in order to get it started. After those 7 minutes of action I decide to stay up and get a head start on the day.
When I got back into the house, I set up the computer so I could write. Sitting in front of the screen this early made me think of when I started this journal. I used to be so excited to wake up and get stuff down in Word document. I still get excited when I write but the timing has shift from morning to either afternoon of right before bed. Sometimes I am too tired to think but after a while the thoughts just flow. Either way it feels good.
Today I worked on a post that will be released tomorrow, Saturday, listing 5 leadership lessons that a successful woman named Gail Corder Fischer learned throughout her career. I thought about releasing it today but people might enjoy it more on their day off. After scheduling the post, I got dressed in a hurry because I was running out of time. My interest in the article took over my awareness of the clock. Usually I watch it like a hawk. Before walking out the door I swallowed down a bowl of cereal.
Going gets easy.
I worked in Jersey City today so as always, I made my stop at the bakery. It was one of the easiest pickups I have done. As soon as I walked in the bag of hoagie rolls was sitting in a chair waiting for me. I handed the lady exact change and walked out. With my order in the seat next to meet I considered driving around the corner to the main entrance for cappuccinos. After serious consideration I kept driving. I was already behind schedule and did not know how the highway would be. I could not risk wasting anymore time. But when I got to Jersey City I realized there was plenty of time to waste. The traffic that worried me did not exists.
The day was slow in Jersey City but the weather was great. Our regulars are not so regular anymore. We got so used to seeing the same people every week that it disappoints us when we do not. The business we do is basically based off of how many of them show up. Now things have changed leaving us to wonder why. But we could not worry about it today because we had a dinner shift to get to. By 2pm we packed up to head to the pier.
Pier 13 was windy.
Just like yesterday the gusts were powerful. Added to it were the winds from the coast which made them even stronger. The water looked treacherous as it smashed into the pillars holding us up. The people that were jet skiing in the river are going to be super sore in the morning.
Out of nowhere the winds die down and the night become comfortable. At 7pm everyone was out and about. A completely different dynamic than earlier. Instead of people leaving and sheltering themselves from the torrential breeze they were coming in with a mission. A mission to have fun. Everyone was eating, drinking and enjoying their night.
By 11pm we were finished. I wanted nothing more than to leave early. I have to wake up at 6:45 in morning so the earlier I get home the more sleep I get. To leave as quick as possible I had everything ready to go before the lady I work with even finished her conversation. An hour later we left with joy. This must be the second time in weeks that we actually left early on a Friday.
Home by 1, in bed by 2:10am. Tomorrow is going to be an exhausting day.