Every day is a busy day at Skimm HQ. In theory, we wake up on the right side of the bed, roaring to go. Today, was not one of those days.
One Skimm woke up and had to go to the doctor ASAP, where she then argued on the phone with the insurance company for 45 minutes before being seen. The other Skimm, after spending hours in front of the computer, went to take her back medicine before bed and was so tired, she took it twice.
The day did not get better. The following went on in a one hour period: Skimm A thought she was paralyzed after following doctor’s orders and googled possible illnesses, then had to lie down to block them out. Skimm B was so stressed she ate an apple pie and six cookies, then freaked out because she thought she had given herself diabetes.
The highlight of the day was when both Skimms were on a conference call, didn’t realize the call had dropped out, and stared at each other for a solid 30 seconds before moving to fix this problem.
These events did not leave us bright eyed and bushy tailed, or in a highly functioning state. On top of all that, real things happened to friends of Skimms throughout the day that required our attention, as well.
We work round the clock and schedule ourselves much too thin. We don’t have time for things to suddenly happen to us and try to pivot in order to be there when things happen for others. Alas, you can’t plan for sickness, you can’t plan for other people’s lives, and you can’t plan a perfect work day - although we try to over and over again.
You’ve got to roll with the punches, accept the late start, pop some vitamins, and keep on chugging.