I'm attempting a blog post a day for February, egged on by my friend at Freeze Dried. I already missed February 1st, but I didn't know about it then, and it was the first snow day so I had s(no)w-work fever.
Today is the first day back on campus since Monday, and we didn't have to be here until 9:30. That gave me and J time for one last late breakfast and we got to walk to work together. Penguin-walking, because this town doesn't have any budget for inclement weather plans, and the roads and sidewalks were still pretty crappy. As of this writing, it is snowing again. I'm doing my best to get work done (writing a blog post on the side isn't productive, I know) but it's hard with my student employees yacking about the snow and me wondering if I need to tell other employees to just not come in. I haven't had to deal with weather safety too much in my time here, but now I feel like it's up to me whether to make these students drive/bus up here. If the University thinks it's safe enough to be open, I guess I should trust my employees to get here.
J and I talked a little last night about The Future. He said he felt selfish in his current path. I think it counts that he actually thinks about that, and it's not selfish if I said I'm ok with it. Plus, I've gone this far with him, and I want to see it to the end (or at least the beginning of the next step, with a job). And, on a sort of sad note, I've built my current life around what he's doing, so I'd be totally out to sea if he abandoned it. I guess if he went into industry we'd still move (I don't like to think about how I would react if I found out we would not leave our current town) so really he should do what will make him happiest in his career. He's worked so long I think he deserves to have a job that fulfills him. Just because I'm unhappy at my job doesn't mean I want him to be brought down with me. We could both use a change of scenery.