Yesterday I had to drive over 30 minutes to bring Cosmo to the dog groomer. Since grooming takes about an hour and a half, driving back to the office and then back to get him again seemed like a big waste of time and gas. So I packed up the laptop and headed for the library, conveniently located in the same town as the groomer.
The work I completed while at the library for that short hour and a half was quite amazing. It was something I’d been procrastinating on – a custom quote for a client that involved redirects, removing pages from search engine indexes, and a training component that would allow our client to take down web pages in a more user-friendly manner. Once focused on the quote, I found the perfect format for relaying client understanding and actually enjoyed writing it up. Later I received the ultimate feedback — the quote was accepted within an hour after it was sent.
In the future, the library in my own town may be a destination when there’s one of those projects that needs to be done and never seems to get attention. With none of the usual office distractions and a clear direction on which to focus, the library may provide just the magic needed.
About the Author
Bev founded Top Of The List in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience working with technology. In her free time, she competes in dog agility competitions with her Golden Retrievers, Cosmo, and Finn.
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