balancing challenges

Monday, November 26, 2007

I'm going through some tough times right now, relatively speaking, of course. I've been unemployed for nearly 6 months with no end in sight. This should bring a huge amount of stress to my life, and it did, but now it just brings muted stress. I've accepted that 50% of my ability to find work is outside of my control (yes, that number is not intended to be mathematical). I do what I can, but bottom line, I'm at the mercy of the availability of positions, the skills of other candidates, and the decisions of the hiring company.

While I'm dealing with this, I'm trying to battle my genetic tendency to put on weight. It's always been a struggle for me and I've managed to keep it in check by eating relatively well and doing moderate exercise. I do what I can, but understand that I do have a genetic makeup that leans me in a specific direction.

My saving grace in all this? I have a girlfriend who offers me unconditional love and support. She's a powerful positive force in my life and I believe this is what allows me to keep going with a positive perspective on all these challenges.

There's only so much we as individuals can do, however one of those things is to surround ourselves with positive forces, people or groups that help us bring balance to our lives.
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