You know that feeling when you have your first day back in the office after having been gone for a while? Well, that was my day at the office yesterday. To give you a physical description of how it went – before I left for “Boston” (more on that in a minute) I was getting frequent tension headaches while at my office. Things were out of control on almost every transaction and my clients were about as unruly as you can get. The pain of the headaches was actually affecting my ability to relax when I went home each night.
Then I went to “Boston” and hung around with my fraternity brothers of all ages, engaged in some work for the Foundation, and had a few beers each night and wouldn’t you know that my headaches went away? Of course with the convention over I went back to work yesterday and all of a sudden guess what returned? That’s right – the tension headache came back and it was worse than before. So after driving home last night with my head pounding, I told myself that I was not dealing with anyone’s crap today and that I was going to deliberately slow down the pace of the work in my office so that we all weren’t running around like crazy people.
And do you know what happened today? No headache!I’m not interested in being one of those people whose job makes them sick. No thank you. No, instead I want to be one of those people who wakes up in the morning and loves going to work. Right now, while I love my job, I hate going to work. Hopefully, that will change soon.
As for my trip to “Boston,” I put that word in parenthesis because we really didn’t stay in Boston or even outside of Boston. We were some 30 – 40 minutes away from Boston in a place called Danvers, Massachusetts. It was a little bizarre because the hotel bar stopped serving drinks at 12:15am and there was absolutely nothing within walking distance. Certainly a very odd place to hold a fraternity convention…
At the convention itself, I was elected to be the Treasurer of our fraternity’s Foundation as well as the Chairman of the Strategic Plan Study Group that will ultimately create a new strategic plan for the Foundation. I’m excited about both positions. Also, one of my fellow fraternity brothers from New Jersey was elected to be the National President of the Fraternity. For the first time in a long time there is a feeling of excitement and that “can do” attitude running throughout the undergraduate chapters, alumni clubs, and members of the Foundation Board of Trustees. I’m looking forward to helping the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation move forward by serving as its Treasurer – it’s going to be a fun two years!