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colinwalker
colinwalker
Just as for the past nine weeks, I'm sitting at the dining room table in front of my work laptop. Today, however, I'm wishing I could just close it and walk away and never have to open it again. But what then? Even if I did have the luxury of saying "that's enough" what would come next?... colinwalker.blog
jwhevans
jwhevans

@colinwalker it’s funny because I was thinking the same today. Microsoft Teams meetings, phone calls, and more emails than necessary are making me crazy. I told my girlfriend, “Let’s run away, start a coffee shop and work like hell.” The truth is I still love what I do.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jwhevans Then you're a lucky man.

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jwhevans
jwhevans

@colinwalker yes I am. Two years ago I went through a bad case of burnout and spent a few weeks in a psychiatric hospital. It ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to me. Things didn’t get better immediately. In fact they got much worse first. I wouldn’t suppose to know what you are going through nor to imply that your situation is anything like mine. I have a feeling that you will find what you are looking for though.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jwhevans Sorry to hear that but it also sounds like it did you some good - positive from the negative. Thanks, I'm sure I will eventually. Things need to change but it's finding the mechanism to make it happen.

hall
hall

@colinwalker there must be a lot of people thinking this way. For me, all this coincided with a planned change, but the situation frustrated that. So, I’ve been pretty quiet for 3 months (even for me) using the time and space to work something else out. We’ll see, but things have changed whatever.