Every now and then, there are short periods of time when you have to remain office bound for one reason or another. I'm in between assignments at work, but I know things are going to pick up in a week or two. In the meantime, oddly enough, I have started to actually miss the airport after being grounded for more than a week. However, when I'm on the road as usual, I really miss the time at home to get on with my personal life. It's a really strange cyclical anomaly.
Many people have reminded me about work-life balance, and it is interesting to see the different perspectives. People older than I am will tend to lean toward the work aspect, while the younger group will tend to lean strongly on the life aspect. The interesting thing to note is that I can't seem to find the balance portion with either. In my current line of work, you just have to accept the busy periods, and take the opportunity to catch up with your personal life during the slow periods.
I'm off to Detroit to work on my other personal projects for the weekend. It's not exactly work or life or balance, but at least I'm getting to see the airport again. Wait! Did I just say that? ...