Disclaimer: I realize that creating and maintaining a work-life balance is a “First World problem” and that many people in the United States and worldwide are struggling just to survive. Preacher, choir.
I’m enjoying my more relaxed summer schedule. I’m making enough money to cover basic needs, and I have time to do freelance work, go to the gym, swim in my apartment complex’s pool, and see and talk to friends and family. Now I’ve been asked to take on a new home care client, and I’m trying to decide what I should do.
Pro: I could use the money.
Con: Working too many hours is part of the reason I started feeling burned out and stressed. I managed to sabotage a potential relationship and play havoc with my mental health.
Pro: I’ve developed a reputation for being reliable and coming through in the clutch.
Con: I start my new job soon and need time for that.
Pro: Sometimes during my free time, I feel at loose ends.
Con: I may decide to return to school in the not-too-distant future.
Con: I can’t work with this client every day anyway because of my other clients. Many seniors dislike change and like to have the same person or few people there all the time.
I’m procrastinating making a decision by writing this blog post, going to lunch with one of my best friends, and going to the gym.
One of my new followers, Shaun at Looking for reasoning to a complicated world, started this award and nominated me. Thank you, Shaun. I am touched.
It’s hard to choose just ten followers to nominate, but I’ve managed to do so. If you weren’t nominated, it doesn’t mean I don’t love your blog. It just means I ran out of space!
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I just reserved a ticket for my 2oth high school reunion.
That is all.
Challenging day in the classroom today, and from there I went to Mrs. K’s house, where she had the news on. I got to see it twice, in a fashion, because her closed-captioning is about 5 seconds behind the broadcast. Anyway, it was a depressing news day, and by the time “Wheel of Fortune” came on, I was feeling generally unimpressed with human beings, and particularly Americans.
“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.” — Tommy Lee Jones as Kay in “Men in Black”
You’ve got one comment to give me some good news, something that will restore my faith in the human race. Ready . . . begin.
Happy 72nd (that is NOT a typo) anniversary to my wonderful grandparents!
P.S. They don’t read my blog, so I’m telling them in person this weekend.
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.” – President Barack H. Obama
Edited because I wasn’t looking closely enough at the clip I posted yesterday. Our national anthem is hard to sing, and Beyonce knocked it out of the park. No way that she lip-synced.