Entry 161: Until Your Bones Ache
One of the joys and cruxes of taking pride at your job is that your body may not be up to speed with your intent.
I move with a purpose while sorting Amazon packages because I was taught about going the extra mile by my parents. It was annoying at times, especially when my brothers and I would clean the house and my mother would have us redo everything because we did it wrong. In a way, we were raised not to be content with a par performance.
Additionally, I've taken away the liberty of my weekends by offering my services at the library, since I can rent unlimited movies and audiobooks for free. So why not repay them with my time? At first I thought the library would be a haven of peace and quietness, but it turns out that after-schoolers like to hang out before their parents get off from work. And the babies: they cry.
But my job is oddly rewarding; set goals, standard work methods, emphasized teamwork, and the peace and tranquility of pallet building and machines humming in the background. Even though I walk miles each day at work, at least I can organize and relax at the library.