Just Because It Sounds Boring Doesn’t Mean That It Was

“How was your day?” is a hard question to answer well.

Have you ever tried to describe your day to someone, only to have it come out sounding dry and boring? I spent the whole day pretty much shoveling dirt, and when I shared that, I noticed how dry and boring it must have sounded.

It really wasn’t. I had good conversations and moments of humor with my coworkers. I got great exercise and sun. I got to know some new people. I improved my skills and my familiarity with construction sites. I ate good food, listened to some good podcasts, and endured some serious heat.

Every day spent learning and working and enjoying life is interesting and exciting when you’re living it. But sometimes the richness is hard to get across. This was true even when I was working for a cool tech company that might more obviously lend itself to good answers about the day’s activities.

Don’t be discouraged, then, if you can’t tell a good story about your day. If you lived one, you did well.

James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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