There is something reassuring about routine. For me, back from vacation, I love the daily rhythm of my life: up early, coffee, out the door to bike (yes am back at it, tentatively and gently and a distressingly slowly) and then at the computer for more coffee and writing --this very blog-- and then off to work. Which I love. The usually by two wheels, on either my bike or scooter, and then I hit the ground running. I love the whirlwind of work: decisions and meetings and collaboration and idea writing and manuscript reading and film editing and layout approving and then more on the web and digital and pushing the magazine out on every platform that is known to woman, so the readers can access the inspiring and informative, motivating trusted voice of SELF wherever they are, whenever the want to.
This is my office and while it can be a busy, bustling, multifaceted place there are times when I drink it in and realize how lucky I am to love my job and be able to work for something bigger: the idea that women can be whatever they want to be, and I am here to reach their personal, physical and well-being goals. We all have goals, short term, medium and long term. think about yours, love the process and keep your eye on the goal. It can be hectic, stressful, even frustrating at times, but as long as you keep the big picture in mind, you can enjoy every minute of your day.
My dad once asked me how many days a week I enjoy my job and I said every day, except occasionally when I had to get on a plane and leave my kids when they were little and I needed them and they needed me. But other than that moment of getting on the plane I love every single day, and each day is different in its own way. He reminded me how lucky I was, that he'd once read if you are happy 90 percent of the time at the office you are in a tiny percentile of working people. I reminded him that he taught me this: Find something you love and do it to your fullest and you will be happy in your office. I certainly took his advice. And it paid off.