Have you ever had one of those days where you are truly looking forward to going in to work? There is something on the docket for the day that you just do not want to miss no matter what? This would be one of those days that, even if you were on your deathbed, you would still want to make sure you're there on time.
I had one of those days today.
We spent the day on our George Williams Campus in Lake Geneva.
I work at a small, private university that is land locked in the middle of a really nice looking subdivision that has a lot of history. But not much of a view. I look out the window in my office/bedroom, and all I see are a couple of trees and the house next door (which also serves as offices for our Advancement crew). So it truly is not a whole heckuva lot to behold.
However, we also have a sister campus up in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Geneva. The campus is nice and hilly, surrounded by woods, spectacular landscaping, and you have "the view." I don't think there is a bad view from anywhere on campus. Especially when you can just look and see the lake.
If you have ever visited Lake Geneva (or "Geneva Lake" as the locals call it), it is gorgeous. Not like so many other mucky lakes in the U.S. This one is revered and it is well kept up as a result. The water sparkles like so many crystals. Even if it's overcast, there is still a light emanating from the lake that never fails to life your spirits.
I want this view permanently. I just can't get enough of it.
It had been about two years since I've been on this campus and I was suffering withdrawal. Finally, a few weeks ago, our boss told us that our staff development session would be held up here. I knew, no matter what it was we would be doing, I would love it because of where we would be. It's amazing how your surroundings can affect, either positively or negatively, your work disposition. This place definitely affects me positively.
I want my office up here. I want it now. In the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, "make it so."