Friday, March 30th, 2012

Lunch time on Friday

Stephanie

Lunch time on a Friday afternoon for many is midway through the last workday of the week. When I worked in an office, I’d typically eat my lunch throughout the day whenever I was hungry, then use my lunchtime to take smoking/walking breaks. They made all the smokers in a building which housed almost a thousand workers huddle together on a single corner and as I was getting closer and closer to quitting smoking, I wouldn’t exactly enjoy being around all that smoke- so I’d head off and take a long walk around the old Bethlehem Steel properties.

There were a few that would walk that same route but for the most part, it was pretty desolate  – something I really enjoyed as it would allow me some time to think clearly about what I wanted to do with my life beyond that particular job. It was on one of those walks that I finally made the decision to leave that job and pursue a life as a full-time creative, a decision that has not been without its share of challenges but one that I would make again in a heartbeat.

If it was raining or snowy, I’d run out for a quick smoke and then spend the rest of my lunch time doodling or surfing the web.

What do you do on your lunch breaks?

(PS: I’ll be an ex-smoker 2 years in August.)


10 thoughts on “Lunch time on Friday

  1. I will eat my lunch with co workers and we usually just talk or play scrabble against each other on our idevices. We have a strict rule that lunch is our own time, so no shop talk is allowed. Kind of nice really. Anyone who tries to interrupt our lunch with work related items gets lectured fast and furious like. We have a reputation now that most people will not interrupt us during lunch unless it is an emergency.

  2. I will eat my lunch with co workers and we usually just talk or play scrabble against each other on our idevices. We have a strict rule that lunch is our own time, so no shop talk is allowed. Kind of nice really. Anyone who tries to interrupt our lunch with work related items gets lectured fast and furious like. We have a reputation now that most people will not interrupt us during lunch unless it is an emergency.

  3. Congratulations on two years of not smoking! I quit when my son was born, he turned 30 on Tuesday.

    Generally I’ll eat lunch at my desk while I work, then take a sketchbook out for a walk in the city during the lunch hour…or go to the art store to feed my addiction.

  4. Congratulations on two years of not smoking! I quit when my son was born, he turned 30 on Tuesday.

    Generally I’ll eat lunch at my desk while I work, then take a sketchbook out for a walk in the city during the lunch hour…or go to the art store to feed my addiction.

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