A Fall Day in Central Pennsylvania

This morning as I raked leaves in my front yard, an older neighbor couple walked down the street. "Working from home today?" the man called out. I leaned against my rake and replied, "Well, right now, I'm avoiding working from home!"

Turns out, some mornings you just need to rake the leaves.

In this spirit, I convinced myself that my makeshift home office could wait a while longer. Not only would I rake the leaves, but I would also take a drive. One wonderful feature of central Pennsylvania is that you don't need to travel far to find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and there's never a better time to be in the middle of nowhere than a crisp fall afternoon.

I know it's not always possible, but if it is, choose to rake the leaves. It brings a sense of order when life otherwise feels disarrayed. If possible, choose to take the drive. It brings a brief adventure when life otherwise feels monotonous.

The work will still be there when you return. It always is. Some fall days are meant for better things than home offices.

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