Have you ever been a hermit at work?

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sometimes I can be a hermit.

Whether it’s on a weekend, or during a particular work week, my hermit mode can be on full display.

I had such a week last week.

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When I got done with the paper on Tuesday, my focus shifted toward our summer @MORE magazine.

We have been working toward this edition for quite some time, and were ready to get it to the press.

After I got the paper done, I spent the latter-half of Wednesday dummying (placing ads where they need to go) the magazine and deciding where our stories, the house feature, recipes and models were going to be placed. That, along with laying the edition out, is always a chore.

“This is always a chore.”

That’s what I texted my mom the other night when describing my week to her.

The next day, Thursday, was spent laying out the bulk of the magazine with the exception of the house.

Laurie and Tommy Moore were gracious enough to let us feature their house on Forest Drive, and to them we are thankful.

While designing the magazine, I spent a lot of time in the office, which made me feel like a hermit.

If you know me be now, I hate it when I miss things, like news events, any breaking news and other things that come up and are out of my control to make. I know, I can’t bother with things I can’t control. I learned that a long time ago.

On Friday, I finished the house story, plugged some holes in the magazine and sent it off to the printer after Allison Brown, our circulation/office manager, and myself, edited it.

Once I sent it off, I took a deep breath and thought about what’s coming up soon  — our back to school tab.

“Wow,” I thought. “We’re already at the back to school tab. School’s going to be right around the corner.”

One thing I look forward to each summer is our football magazine.

If one thing’s for sure, the football magazine will not be giving me the title of hermit until it’s lay out time.