Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Consultant == Lonely?

I'm in Providence, RI for a few days to do an on-site gig with a client. As I sat — alone — at dinner tonight I had a thought:

Being a consultant means being lonely much of the time. What do I mean?

  • Working at home. Alone.
  • Working on the road. Alone. Leads to:
    • Dining. Alone.
    • Drinking. Alone.
    • Sitting in the hotel. Alone.
I don't know why I never noticed this before. Tonight the loneliness is bugging me. I guess that means I just need to get back to work so I stop thinking about it.