I had to work overtime this weekend. My company is replacing the computer server & I had to come in & make sure our part of the system was working properly. The long term benefit is the pay, of course. The short time benefit? I did something I haven’t done since I was very young, going into my mom’s school with her on break so she could work in the classroom alone.
I ran laps through the empty building.
I pushed myself to move as hard & as fast as I could so the only thing I could hear was the air I disturbed & my pulse. I ran through the dark, narrow hallways past empty desks, gaping chairs & glowing copy machines. Through spaces cut with file cabinets & cubicle walls. The stairs I normally trip over in my heeled shoes I took two at a time.
Nothing could stop me. No one could see me except for the security cameras. I didn’t care.
Do you know how much fun that was?