Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Few Words Before Bed

Not much to say tonight. Once again, I have gone two weeks between posts. Part of that is because I kind of took the weekend off last weekend. I had Friday off and then got a sinus infection that kept me home on Monday. It made for two short weeks at work, but not the way I would have liked. Suffice it to say that I did not feel like saying much last weekend.

Tonight I am feeling rather contemplative. Not in a bad way, like two weeks ago, but just in a taking stock kind of way. I have been working hard to remind myself that, at work, for every rude person I get on the line, there are many more that I am genuinely able to help. That has helped somewhat, though it is still difficult to get through the times when the calls are non-stop. I have been at this now for almost five months and there are times when it is becoming routine, which is a good thing. Almost seven months out of work has meant it has taken some time to get used to working again. I think I am almost there, though I value my free time so much more now that there is so much less of it in a day.

I have been going through a lot of my stuff lately and I realize that I have A LOT of STUFF. I have been trying to get rid of what I can and organize it a bit more so that I know right where everything is if I find I want to get rid of it later. I have even been seriously thinking of giving up my comic book habit after several years. I'm not sure if I actually can, but the thought has been there. I sometimes feel like I have given up so much the last year or so, why should the comics be so hard? We'll see what actually happens. I'm just running out of room and wondering if I am laying up treasures on earth, so to speak. They are just things, but they have been things that have brought enjoyment into me life at times when there seemed precious little to enjoy and so much to try to forget. Maybe I am finally starting to grow up (but not too much!) and I am moving past such things. Maybe I need to focus more on writing and photography.

I wanted to end by thanking a dear friend who said just what I needed to hear after my last post. Thanks again.