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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

So, I'm over the shock of re-entry into being back in Boston and not working 60 hours a week in a hole in the wall or traveling so much. I am so thankful for all the responses to my last blog. Thank you to each and every one of you who reads these. And thanks to SparkPeople for always being a safe place to share. Isn't it really wonderful?

I have been enjoying riding my moped. I took a server position for a friend at two of his restaurants so I have been more active, in general. I'm new to serving - never waited tables in all my life. I spilled a beer and almost dropped a plate my first try but now I'm getting the hang of it.

Part of me questions whether I "should" have jumped into something right away but it makes my husband feel better knowing I at least have a "job". We are very tight on cash right now. It is really crazy how despite the past 7 years of working a job getting paid well, that I'm back to the poorhouse so quick, after a little exploration at a position with a non-profit. Alas, he was out of work for 3 years so anything I would have put away for a buffer for now, was used then. I'm sure I'm not alone with regards to financial hardship. There is a lot of that going around. We all just keep doing the best we can.

Anyway, my current in-between jobs, if anything, serve as great character study for writing. I am meeting people I wouldn't ordinarily get to meet and getting to know them and how they live their lives.

I am back and forth - do I just get a job that pays a lot or just take the risk now and start a business? I'm not in the financial position really right now but again it depends on what kind of business I start. I am going to a business center for women for an information session on Thursday and am glad I could re-arrange my schedule to go to it. So there... I will continue to research and ponder for this month at least. It wouldn't hurt to update my resume though regardless. I have procrastinated on that long enough. I will try to make some headway on that this week, too.

I am slowly cleaning my house. It got so far behind when I was traveling. I don't know why, but I need a clean space in order to be creative, despite my creativity often making another mess anyway!. It's crazy but it's what I need and require it. I'm trying to just do a little at a time and hope that eventually the house will be back to sparkling... emoticon

I'm more active but balancing that with just nesting at home. I have missed my home and all of my comforts there, including my sweetie.

Well, that's it for now. Kind of a boring blog... sorry. There is just so much percolating.
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    Hey, I understand the travel and stress of working full time for many hours a week. You now have a gift that most of us never get - that's the opportunity to slow down and "smell the roses". The chance to clear out the old and organize/clean is exciting to me too. I work a ton and travel, but when I'm home, I have no mental energy to expend. All I want to do is "vege" and relax. Come over to my place - I can sure use a couple of hands! LOL!!!

    ENJOY EVERY MINUTE at home - these are precious moments to hang on to. Just so you know, I'm jealous that I don't have a clear runway to accomplish many of the home tasks like you. Appreciate the blog! emoticon
    1816 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    good blog
    1818 days ago
    Sometimes things seem to converge upon us all at once and we just have to plop down, take a deep breath and tackle things as they come.

    There is nothing boring about real life. It is that mindfulness that allows us to awaken the creativity inside of ourselves to survive and prosper.

    As I've said before....... You got this

    Much Love

    1818 days ago
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