My Favorite Distraction

Work. You gotta love how it takes over your life. Swallows you whole, in one big mouthful.


It’s the perfect anesthetic. Making you numb to the bone while the rest of your life crumbles like a stale biscuit. Even when you are too upset to remember your own name, you can still operate on autopilot – attending meetings, strategizing and writing complicated reports. In fact, I find that the best of work can emerge when everything else is in shambles.


Nothing anchors me down the way that work does. Keeping me conscious and aware that life goes on and that I need to function at whatever cost. Even if it means gulping down gallons of coffee on an empty stomach because I just didn’t have time or the appetite to eat.


But it does save me from wallowing in self-pity and over-analyzing my problems. So here’s to work…heartbreak shelved, tears blinked away and sleepless nights filled!!!



3 thoughts on “My Favorite Distraction

  1. That usually works for me…but for some reason it isn’t really floating my boat these days…too distracted…need some deadlines!!:)

  2. I can relate to this. Somehow Somewhere down the line you figure out that as good a job work does at numbing things-feelings-emotions, it never really makes the thoughts you have go away completely. But yeah! super anesthetic!! 🙂

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