I confess to spending a good part (actually MOST) of my weekend being depressed over the overwhelming busy-ness of my job. What was 2 half days per week for ten years, went quickly into three full days and now five full days. And actually I take a LOT of work home with me especially on the weekends. I retired fully ten years ago, was called back to work “just a little” and wonder how I got to be where I am today. I agreed to a special project last Fall…which is now finished, but five other projects have taken its place.!! I thought with the economy I’d just ride it out….but this weekend I began to wonder.
Today I had a LONG talk with my “boss” and while I still have a LOT of work, we came to a “somewhat” agreement. I will see how much the other party holds up their part of the agreement. It feels pretty good to say a lot and get things off my mind and heart and into words through our “talk.” I feel pretty good about it. But I wonder how long it will last. Time will tell.
Just when I think I am completely fed up….they talk me out of quitting. I am not sure if I am a glutton for punishment or if I actually like my job and don’t want to leave it. Perhaps it is a bit of both. I have come to LOVE tutoring my young man twice a week and enjoy it fully, so I will not give that up. But somehow there is a balance out there somewhere. Work is far too consuming, and while I enjoy the work, I must find what works for me and the office both. They allow me a pretty wide latitude as long as my work is completed.
Anyhow, I have nothing new to show, nothing new to share in my needlearts work….simply because there is NOTHING right now. I considered closing my blog for a while…but I LOVE the blogging world and all of you…my friends. So…..I will just be sad for only today and move on. Maybe a few stitches on SOMETHING will help. Amities, Averyclaire