The other day I ran out over lunch to take care of some errands and noticed that the car parked next to me was leaving a sizable puddle of oil. I briefly wondered if the owner knew how much it was leaking, if they planned to head to a mechanic soon, or just wait for a breakdown. I was curious enough that when I got home I googled what kinds of things could be leaking from a car and discovered it’s a lot more than just oil but also break fluid, windshield wiper fluid, anti-freeze etc. The article was great at breaking down how to know what your car is leaking and what to do about it.
Can you relate? I woke up this morning and realized that the drip of milk that was left in the container would hardly wet my child’s cereal that I threw into a bowl approximately five minutes before we needed to jump in the car and out the door. I went from call to call, returned some emails, and was just about to dive into some work I’ve been putting off for lack of time, when my phone rang.
I meet so many people who talk about their life and work as if they are literally two different worlds – the level of compartmentalization is extreme.