2.26.2006

whinging

I've been avoiding the blog this morning, afraid if I post, all I'll do is whine. I'm feeling very whiny.

I'm feeling a bit like the world is closing in around me. My sweet little life, home all day in my cute little house, taking care of business, afternoon tea with my sweetie, never at the gym or a store when it's crowded, plenty of time for all my writing assignments... all coming to a screeching halt.

I'm also a little worried. My health issues demand that I balance out my activities and get enough rest. Last time I was working full-time, I was really unable to do anything else. But that was a long time ago, before I had a proper diagnosis and good treatment. My health is much better now. I just wonder if, after working a full 40-hour week, if I'll have anything left.

Temporary, temporary. I keep telling myself it's temporary.

Who knows, in a few weeks, the Perfect Job could appear, and you can all laugh at me for being worried about a little temping.

Maybe later today I'll think of something more interesting to say.

10 comments:

Mandy & Eddie said...

Hey, it's your blog and you can whine if you want to!! Congrats on the employment, but I'm sure it's kind of a drag to go back to the 40 hours a week thing after being out of it for so long.

Not sure how long your commute is, but I use mine to unwind or read or zone out before I go home to my other/real job, i.e., my house, husband, kids, dog, which is what I really love and where I really want to be all day. But I have a job and I can pay the bills, so that's something to be grateful for.

Try not to use your weekends to run constant errands and just to veg out and do what you really want to. Good luck!

sharonapple said...

It's always tough to make a change like this so some whining is understandable. I'm feeling the same way because I just started a job with a 2 hr commute, but as a friend reminded me -- it's only a job and that you can get another one if it's driving you absolutely crazy. (Of course it's good to wait a few weeks before you bail -- it's hard to tell whether it's nerves from adapting, or if you're really in the job from hell.)

L-girl said...

Hey, it's your blog and you can whine if you want to!!

:-) Thank you

Try not to use your weekends to run constant errands and just to veg out and do what you really want to. Good luck!

Thank you! That is good advice, an important part of staying sane when working full-time, I think. I always used to do errands on my lunch break, do laundry in the evening - anything to free up weekend time.

Since my partner is now working weekends (which I hope to do eventually), we'll have weekday evenings to spend together and I'll have weekends to myself. Not a bad deal - temporarily.

I'm feeling the same way because I just started a job with a 2 hr commute

Ouch! Each way? That's a big chunk of day. I hope it's a great job that proves worth it.

as a friend reminded me -- it's only a job and that you can get another one if it's driving you absolutely crazy.

Very important to remember. If it really sucks, we're not obligated to stay.

(Of course it's good to wait a few weeks before you bail -- it's hard to tell whether it's nerves from adapting, or if you're really in the job from hell.)

And adapting takes a while, sometimes longer than we think.

Good luck on your new job, Sharonapple. I hope the commute isn't hellish. (I guess that's all you can say about a commute.)

James said...

I'm also a little worried. My health issues demand that I balance out my activities and get enough rest.

Just do yourself a favour and don't worry yourself sick about whether you're going to worry yourself sick. Lori's a world champion recursive worrier, and we don't need any more of them around!

L-girl said...

That's good advice, too, James.

My mother used to tell me: She who crosses her bridges before she comes to them, may pay the toll twice. It's true.

Thanks. :)

Granny said...

Late to the party again. What's the point of having your own blog if you can't whine?

Ditto what they all said.

Ann (Canadian under the skin)

L-girl said...

Canadian under the skin

Good blog name, eh?

Gazetteer said...

As long as their isn't one of those bar-code/tracker thingies under there too....

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lg--

Geez Louise!

Start saying the mantra again....

"Thank you Tommy Douglas, Thank You TD, Thank you Saskatchewan....."

In other words, all your job switching is fine here.

We will still cover you.

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(and you me, if I run into difficulties; what a crazy concept, huh?).

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L-girl said...

It's an amazing concept.

Truth be told, I always had health care, even through all my job switching and freelancing. So you see, I really truly wanted to be Canadian. :)

But I thank Tommy Douglas anyway. And all you guys.

As long as their isn't one of those bar-code/tracker thingies under there too....

Creepy stuff, that.

James said...

My mother used to tell me: She who crosses her bridges before she comes to them, may pay the toll twice. It's true.

Lori's just a born worrier. If things are going well, she worries that she must have overlooked something.