Friday, August 13, 2010

Reflection

When I worked full time, I somehow managed to have a great marriage, raise two wonderful kids, lead a brownie troop and cub scout den, taught Sunday school, keep a pin neat house, had a rockin' career, worked 10 hour days, prepared home cooked meals and managed to find time to volunteered at the local firehouse and so much more.


Since the time in which I was unemployed, I hardly accomplished anything.  Truly.  Some of it, I'm sure is that fact that I was swallowed up by the whole depression of the conflicting times.  If you are not mindful of this, you can quickly slide down the slippery slope.  Meds only work so much but to make a real change, one needs something to look forward to. (yes, I am dangling a preposition, but I'm from the Midwest...that's what we do).

My hopes for this new chapter in my life is that I become that maniac of a "doer" again.  That the pure excitement of life drives me to become a person who accomplishes much.

7 comments:

Daryl said...

And I hope you wish comes true .. xo

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you become the doer you want to become - did you get that job? Hope so. Sandie

Russell said...

Very, very true. There's an old saying that goes "if you want something done, ask a busy person."

Several years ago I worked for an underfunded legal aid office. I usually worked 12 or more hours a day. At that time I had a young daughter, was married, did all the normal family and school things, took my daughter to piano lessons, horse riding lessons, church activities, etc. and still watched my favorite TV shows and football games.

Today I live alone (well, with my dog, Bailey!) and have a job that pays well but does not involve many hours.

I find I get absolutely nothing done during the day. Amazing how that works, isn't it?

I can truly understand what you are saying. Just force yourself to do things each day and eventually you will find yourself up and going again.

Take care.

Jane said...

Best wishes to you!

Jane

Marlene said...

I came across your blog while blog surfing, and I totally identify with your post.

I held full-time jobs for 35+ years, and was unemployed for over a year until last month. I got absolutely NOTHING done in that year. One day flowed into the next, and it reached a point that I didn't even know what day of the week it was.

They were all the same.

Just want to let you know that I understand.

jojo said...

I could have written this post...I am in that place right now and have been for a few years. yeah, years.
When you find something that works, that spark, please share it with me.
Hoping your wish comes true soon!

ain't for city gals said...

I want to feel that way again also...I think menopause took away my zest for life...I know it is gone and I want it back again...I don't take meds....to me that makes it worse..