I went to Staff Day at my county library job last week, which is always entertaining and enlightening. We had our bi-annual sexual harassment awareness training presentation from the county and then heard some speakers who represent organizations with close ties to the library that some of us hadn’t heard about. Also, we just like seeing friends from the other branches that we don’t see often enough. Mainly because we all work too much.
But in the afternoon we were given some choices about programs to attend, and based on my top three choices, I was placed in a “Mindfulness” session. All the library branches were closed for Columbus Day so we had one of the buildings to ourselves. Since we had just eaten lunch, watching a DVD about Mindfulness had me fighting sleep pretty hard, but I got out my therapy putty and kept myself awake. It wasn’t boring to listen to, just soothing and calming. I broke the rules by getting out the therapy putty because the emphasis was about just concentrating on one thing at a time. But it was either that or a nap.
But after the DVD we had a couple of hours to work on our own creative projects. That’s the first time I’ve picked up the pens seriously since the beginning of August, so I was glad for the opportunity to concentrate for a while. There were plenty of seats by big windows, and I just settled in and didn’t get up for the rest of the afternoon. It was also raining, which made it even better as I wasn’t tempted to go out for a walk.
So these are the results of that afternoon.
The rest of the week got pretty complicated, but I go back to my regular schedule tomorrow. Somehow, in spite of having some time off, blogging seems to go better when I have the usual routine in place.
So more from me later,
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