Another advanced election week only a month after the previous. Another 70 hours of work requiring constant alertness squeezed into seven days. Another week of stressful sleep that leaves me dizzy when the alarm clock goes off at 6.30 AM.
You could call this post Reconnecting, part II.
Why do I do the work? A good question – especially when you consider all the negative aspects of the whole thing. Why would anyone want to put oneself through that?
For the democracy?
To show my respect towards the fact that we are able to vote and it’s a great honor?
Because of the voters? The atmosphere? The politics?
I do it for the the money.
(Side note: I also do it for the great company – we have an awesome crew at the place where I work so I’ve had fun times as well, but money is the main reason I put myself through the week.)
I am graduating in just a few weeks – if my thesis is accepted, which I’m pretty sure will happen – and after that I am taking a break from the ordinary, day-to-day life of this work-driven society. To be able to do that, I need money.
(I’ll tell more about my plans later.)
So, here I am: tired both physically and mentally, taking a few days break from more or less everything before diving into new projects.
Despite of that, I’m kind of happy I did this week of election work, too.
My bank account is happy and my mind a bit more free when it doesn’t have to think too much about economical things.
But most of all, the good thing about the 70 hours of work in a week is that as I haven’t been able to write during those days, my mind has still been actively thinking. Right now, my brain is filled with ideas for blog posts, fan fiction short stories and revisions on Yellow Tails and I can’t wait to get to dive into all these things.
However, right now, this is all the text I can manage to produce today. I’ll be back next week with some new thoughts on life, the future and the past. See you on Thursday!