Weekday life revolves around waking, eating, and working for the most part these days. When there’s no travel to an office it often simultaneously feels like there’s more and less time in the day. I think a commute to a physical office imposes some structure and constraint on time and as a result some amount of focus is required to not waste it and still get all the minutiae of life in. When the commute is gone so to is that constraint and the focus. While I would not argue that I’d like to start commuting 45 minutes each way to really distill what I do in a day, I wouldn’t mind an office to go to 1-2 days a week. Certainly if for nothing else other than some more social interaction.
I still firmly believe that the biggest silver lining, at least for working professionals, about the pandemic is companies where/are forced to work from home. While selling off all office real estate isn’t the next step, there certainly is a need to understand where the optimal balance for workers and companies sits in the blend of work from home and work in an office life.
To break up our routine Carly and I did a lap up the South Ridge of Superior on Tuesday. As per usual the temps were 20 degrees cooler, the sun is behind the ridge for the hiking part of the approach, and the views of the setting sun were awesome. No record breaking time, but just fun enjoying the experience.