I had an epiphany tonight. I rarely take my work home with me anymore. Ok, I technically do since my personal and professional laptop are currently one, but I’m talking more metaphorically. I don’t leave the office anymore, carrying home suitcases of bad feelings, job dissatisfaction, anger, and hurt. Instead, I leave with my briefcase – full of promise – which I leave at the door when I get home from work. It doesn’t come upstairs with me unless I need to clean it out, but that’s only sporadic. It lives at the foot of my stairs, hanging on a hook, and waiting for a new day.
It feel good to have little to no baggage. I feel lighter – physically and spiritually – and it leaves more room in my mind for the good things in life, like family, friendships, and recreation.