Work. v. Play

I’ve decided I live an altered version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. (or in my case Ms.) Hyde. Last Wednesday I was at work being professional and doing the 9 to 5 thing. As soon as 5:00 rolled around, I turned off my computer and changed from my work clothes to my bike clothes. In a matter of 15 minutes, I left my desk, changed into Spandex and was headed for the mountain biking trails. Did I mention the Spandex.

After a fantastic evening of riding trails, and later drinking beer with friends, I went home a happy person.

At 6:00 the next morning, my alarm clock rang and I was not happy. I hopped in the shower, put on my suit and was sitting in a meeting an hour later. Charts. Figures. Sales.

Sometimes I can’t figure out who the real me is…..the suit or the Spandex? Since riding bikes isn’t going to pay my bills, I better get used to wearing my suit. Does anybody else feel like they are living two different lives or am I the only one? Or is that the key? Have a work life, and a separate personal life.

Michelle W. is a marketing assistant at BizSense.

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