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.

1 comment:

urgusabic said...

Being a self-defined social addict, the loneliness was one of the first things I noticed when I became a work-from-home consultant. It might sound weird to say this, but I haven't had a water-cooler conversation in over two years, and I miss them!

But hey, at least we have Skype/MSN/IRC and blogs :)