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.)