Once a week, I make a bold, rebellious move.
I leave campus for a break during my “duty free” lunch.
I escape to Taco Time drive thru or Starbucks drive thru so I can be served with a smile and a cheery greeting. For just 10 minutes I can feel like a respected grown-up, one of those professionals who doesn’t have to wait to get a coffee or “hold it” when they have to pee. A professional who can check her email anytime she wants, read the news, or even make a phone call.
Sure I have warning signs buzzing in my head. What if I get a flat tire, or Heaven forbid, I get rear ended during my little jaunt outside the building?
For a weekly break, it’s worth every worry though. I hope I never have to give it up.