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Life is pretty stressful, so there is plenty to be afraid of. On a daily basis my fear list includes;
my DS never conquering his SPD issues
my DH working himself into a heart attack or stroke taking car of us financially while I am not working and dealing with our son
that my DS will not adjust to his new school environment and we will have to look for yet another solution
re-entering the workforce, but not feeling confident
“Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real…. It is possible…. It’s yours. “
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
Yeah, that living from paycheck to paycheck gets old doesn't it? My friend was recently unemployed - thankfully she got a job last week after about 4 weeks off - and we had a talk about how it makes you feel so self-conscious about all your career choices and all your spending habits. I remembered clearly myself because I was unemployed about 2 years ago.
When you have money coming in it is easy to spend it - there's more where that comes from right? When you lose your job - well my friend and I both felt this - one of first things that comes to mind is the old adage about having 3 months savings and you kick yourself if you don't.
Well, there are a lot of us in that boat...for sure. I always work to keep debt down to a minimum but I'm not very good at saving beyond that. It's a good goal to work on.
I'm afraid of not finding another job and forever living paycheck to paycheck.
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde
Sorry to hear about your worries. So many of us have to be worried about our jobs in this economy! If the roof is a real concern (not a figure of speech) due to the weather or the state of the building I hope you figure out a way to make an emergency plan or get some work done on the building to make it safe.
BTW, I also have a falling down roof - but on my garage - and I have to add 3 years to my mortgage to fix it since we really have to replace the whole garage. Sigh, make that 3 more years until Mortgage Free Day. Now it is so far off into the distance...it is hard to perceive through the mists of time, lol.
I am new here and I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I have subscribed to your blog after reading the last few posts.
What a terrible thing to have to deal with. It doesn't sound irrational at all. Facing that kind of realistic concern is probably part of grieving over difficult changes.
I wish for you that your wife gets better and better!
Edited by: ANYTIMEILIKE at: 7/21/2013 (03:30)
That my lobster is going to lose a lot more movement due to his neck/back/shoulder and leg problems.
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I guess right now I'm afraid of losing my job or my roof collapsing.
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Afraid of a lot of connecting things. Today, I am terrified that my wife,who is trying to recover from a brain injury will not return to the person she once was. She is in a child like state.
I have to figure out school for my children ,my work statis,her work statis and try to find a way out without losing everything.
What are you afraid of today? Name your fears... They shall not remain nameless! We can encourage you.
Sometimes fear is perfectly reasonable like when we have a serious illness. Sometimes it is overblown and holds us back from doing perfectly harmless things. It is good when we recognize these little cases of nerves and think about them logically. Those are the kind of things I am talking about here. It seems like a neat idea for this group.
Here is one from me yesterday:
I was afraid to rent a van from Home Depot to buy some drywall. I had this fear for a few days and kept putting the task off - probably for more than a week. I was just afraid of driving such a large vehicle even though the Home Depot is really close to my house - like 5 km. Anyway I ended up getting it over with and the drywall is now stacked in the basement.