It’s been an incredibly busy few months at work so, when my colleague messaged us in our group chat to say that he was logging off early to “go out and give his wife a life”, we all understood.
His comment made me reflect on if I needed to reassess my priorities. I’ve been careful not to neglect anyone or anything, including myself, during these months but I know I’ve time boxed my days so tightly that I’ve not allowed time for any spontaneity.
It was a surprise when my colleague posted a new message in our chat just thirty minutes after the last one. “Oh, that was an unfortunate typo. I meant “lift” not “life””. The group chat erupted into laughter and stayed lively long into the evening while we all ploughed through our work as usual.