Work is work is work is work. We all do it, and though it impacts us differently, I think there are similar reactions: sometimes we love our jobs, sometimes we hate them, and most of the time we’re in between. And for me, while the cycle is usually in the upper end (I love my job), I don’t really think of it on any higher level.
And then I have days like last Thursday.
Every once in awhile, I remember that I’m living in Washington D.C., working with some of the most intelligent and dedicated people in the world, trying to make the government more responsive to our fellow citizens. Thursday was one of those days. Lemme walk you through it:
- At 2:15, I left for the Fox News studio, where my colleague John Wonderlich was being interviewed for a Sky News segment on President Obama’s online town hall meeting.
- At 3:30, we stopped in the Dirksen Building for a quick snack (I had a brownie and chocolate milk).
- At 4 p.m., we met with two Senate staffers to discuss open government, transparency, new media, and online engagement in an Government 2.0 world.
- At 6 (off the clock, I suppose), we joined a couple of different staffers and an technology journalist for dinner, again discussing the aforementioned topics.
- We later walked from the restaurant, past the Capitol and the Library of Congress at dusk, to a rooftop overlooking the city. We had a couple of drinks and kept the conversation going.
Like I said, every once in awhile it hits me just how lucky I am to be doing what I do. And, in no small way, it’s because of many of you reading this blog. So, thank you very much. ((Of course, I still can’t get the stoopid CSS right – sorry about the bullet points))