I found that pretty hilarious. I'm not sure, when people start thinking about this as a career, they realize what a big lifestyle change this will mean. Don't get me wrong, I love what I'm doing. But it is a LOT different than a corporate job.
|Sadly, this 'Dig Safe' hat is now a fashion accessory!|
- Change #1 - your wardrobe. I still own high heel shoes, but they're in the back of the closet with the dust bunnies (although truth be told, there isn't a lot of opportunity to wear spike heels in Maine in the winter). I can't leave the house without a Base Layer - aka long underwear. It's the only way to make it through the day in a cold house! And jewelry and accessories? Check out my painting hat.
- Change #2 - You'll trade Board Rooms for Butt Cracks. It's an occupational hazard - LOL. I've just learned to avert my eyes.
- Change #3 - You'll employ a combination of cajoling, nagging and encouragement to keep everything on schedule. There are lots of moving parts to coordinate. But wait....maybe that isn't so different from the corporate life!!
- Change #4 - Forget having nice fingernails. I'd be embarrassed to have a manicure. And I seem to routinely be showering saw/plaster/old-house dust out of my hair.
On the good news side, I've lost almost 20 pounds without changing my eating habits one bit. And I still consume copious amounts of chocolate! Not sitting at a desk and in meetings every day has it's plusses! I feel better, am stronger, and have fewer aches and pains. I recently saw a report from a Mayo Clinic doc (http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/09/16431050-obesity-expert-says-daily-workouts-cant-undo-damage-done-from-sitting-all-day?lite) that suggested humans haven't evolved to sit all day. And given my experience, I totally agree!
All in all, I love what I do and am very happy with the lifestyle. So is it living the dream? Well it is for me, but I'm not sure it's for everyone!Pin It