When work is good . . .

. . . it’s sometimes hard to remember to play.

This extra stuff I’ve been doing for the day job is actually some really cool and really interesting stuff, the culmination of several months of work by a good group of people, creating a product that has real value and serves both external and internal audiences, and, I like to think, serves them pretty well.

When I’m in that kind of a situation, even the frustrating bits have their place and it’s easy to nudge aside a personal life as I get lost in the details of the work. Not smart, but really, how can I complain when I know what it was like to loathe my work (and still put in those stupid hours).

So I stick to my 5 minutes (another couple pages of progress on the re-alignment) in an attempt to hasten the day when the work and play are one.