Completing work gives me goose bumps

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s nothing like the feeling you have when you complete a long day of work.

The “ahh,” the “oh yes,” the “alright!” feeling.

Do you know what I mean?

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From an early age, I learned that working really makes me happy.

Yeah, I do enjoy having those days where I sit around and watch TV shows or movies, or even play video games.

But, work is something that helps me feel constructive and productive at the same time.

On Saturday, I slept in a bit and decided to watch a little TV.

Not having cable, the options can be limited.

However, with a good Internet connection, I was well on my way toward binging a show that I wanted to watch.

That wasn’t the case.

Stuck in my Blu-Ray player was the first disc to the second part of season seven of AMC’s “Mad Men,” the popular TV drama that chronicled a New York advertising firm.

I picked up where I left off and I was hooked.

It didn’t take me long to finish the first disc and go right on to disc two, which contained only three episodes (episode 5-7). The final season, season seven, had only 14 episodes.

Once I finished watching “Mad Men,” I asked what else I could watch because I wasn’t in the mood to do anything else.

As I browsed the various movie selections on my streaming device, I came upon a film called “The Theory of Everything,” which stars Eddie Redmayne (who won an Oscar for an actor in a lead role).

The film was very good.

“The Theory of Everything” is about University of Cambridge (England) Prof. Stephen Hawking and it follows his life from a student to a full-fledged adult as he struggled with his Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS.

Additionally, the film tells the story of Hawking’s wife and her struggle to provide a normal family environment for their three children.

The film ended well and it’s one that left me smiling very early Sunday morning before I went to bed.

On Sunday, I woke up and watched a film called “A Good Year” with Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

It was a good film, but after finishing it, I knew I had to get some work done.

Every Sunday afternoon, I’ve made it a routine to come into the office for a little bit to do some work and get my head around the workweek ahead.

This is where I wanted to be at the end of a relaxing weekend — at work, being productive.