The Hats I Wear
Monday, I woke up and was wondering...
Why am I so tired all of the time?
I was wondering what was driving the exhaustion. I've been sleeping well, so that wasn't the issue. By 7:45am I found out what the root cause was! At 6:30am I decided to start a load of laundry. When I went to put the laundry in the dryer at 7:30am, there was a message on the washing machine blinking at me.
Call For Service
Augh...the laundry was soaking wet (obviously it didn't make it through the spin cycle). I switched the dial to Drain and Spin, and the washing machine ran for 1 minute and said...
Grrrr!!!. I googled Maytag Repair and scheduled an appointment for Tuesday. 10 minutes later I received a text from the local service person. He asked me a few basic questions to determine the root cause and I responded. He then started asking me more in-depth questions ..When was this machine purchased? What cycle were you running when the error occurred? Did it make any odd noises? Can you try running another load and see if you can get the error message? Can you tilt the machine and see if the white plastic device underneath is clean or dirty? In between these text questions, a colleague sent me a message and asked..."Do you know where Traci is?" My response...
I'm sorry but yesterday I was the IT Technician, today I'm the Maytag Repair person, and tomorrow if I'm lucky, I can be the donut maker. So, No, I don't know where she is!
He sent me a smiley face and responded...
Every day I get up and never know what hat I will be putting on.
I have a whole shelf full of hats.
When I read his message, I laughed and had an "ahha" moment. Now I fully understand why I've been so exhausted lately and the washing machine was kind enough to show. I have been wearing too many hats!
So today I started to keep track of my many hats. I was the...
What hats do you wear?
How many hats are too many?
What hats are you ready to let go of?
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