I have a co-worker that is in between rentals right now and is staying in my spare room. I am often told that this action is a great kindness and is above and beyond the norm. However, I don’t believe it is such a great act. If we are to spend so much time at our job why not treat it like you would extended family. If my sister was between homes, of course, I would offer for her to stay (more likely she would just show up) and so why not do that with someone I spend most of my time with. Now I am not saying to go outside your comfort area. We all have those Crazy Uncle type coworkers. It shouldn’t be considered anymore extraordinary then bringing in food or giving someone a ride to work. It is a kindness…and in the end only kindness matters.
Many millions of people suffer from some type of depression. I think at some level this is the normal working of the brain. The waxing and waning of hormones and other factors. The emotional depression is normal. We all have points in our life that drag us down. The key is to recognize and accept that you are depressed and move through it. It is so easy just to wallow in the pain. It is much harder to make yourself push through. But you can! And it will get better. If it takes medication or a spa day or just disappear for a day you can get through it. We are here to help each other.
I was having a hard time coming up with something encouraging to write today. It wasn’t that I was discouraged. Just not very inspired. I went housing hunting this weekend and was extremely disappointed in what was offered. I wanted to go home and wallow in this frustration. When you see yourself going that direction make sure you bring yourself back up. I allowed a moment of pity and then told myself to start looking for other options. Its ok to get knocked down but it is most important to get back up!
It has been about two weeks since my move to Maine. The road trip went well enough. The move-in was alright. The house has some really narrow stairs. I have a huge mess in the trailer I really should organize it. In the back of my mind, it’s annoying me. I am starting to get my barrings at work. There are some interesting polices that will take a bit to get used to.
I was very hopeful in finding a place that I could purchase. Then I would have my own place to leave my stuff. Yes, we all want a place to store our stuff while we go and get more stuff. The few places I looked at were just not going to work. I had a moment of frustration and a knee-jerk reaction to bail on everything. To wallow in self pity and go down a dark path. Well, that lasted a day and then I pulled up my big girl pants.
So, I am going to go house hunting and see if there is anything worth making into my home. I am going to get settled into work. Hopefully, I can get word about when I will be heading overseas for a temporary posting. Certainly, makes it easier to plan if I know where things are going to fall. I am going to go to my brother’s graduation. And be a proud big sister.
Next year is gonna kick ass!
Well it is official, I am moving. Leaving the great frozen land of northern Minnesota and heading for the rolling hills of northern Maine. I spent so much energy trying to move and when it happened I was almost dumbfounded. It is like when you push against something and it gives way unexpectedly. You have that moment of panic before you catch your balance (or fall). I got over the momentary panic and moved into action mode. I packed stuff and sold things and prepped to go. Now I am in a holding pattern. Hurry up and wait, right?
I will be heading East at the end of the month. My mom has offered to come with me. A offer that I am not sure I should have accepted. However, it’s a bit late to turn back now. I have planed the route and set up housing in my new place. Now it is only a matter of waiting until the end of the month. It can’t come soon enough and all the same it will come too quickly.
Any of you from Maine or visited? Where are the places I have to go to? Any suggestions?
Wow, I missed a Sunday Meditation. I am so sorry. I know that many of you follow my Sunday Posts. So this belated post is about taking a moment and organizing your week. I am in the process of moving. I have a lot that my mind is trying to figure out—with or without my consent. My mind takes off and starts thinking about what get packed in what box. This goes here and that there. All that mind work makes me tired and forgetful. I have started a list now. And I work things off the list. This way I don’t get overwhelmed about everything that needs to get done. Make sure to find out what works for you. There is no reason to get overwhelmed. Especially if you plan and prepare. 🙂
I saw a quote from the Dalai Lama that said, “It is unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action.” Whether the internet quoted it correctly is not the point. What the quote actually states is a very true statement. You can hope and pray for that dream (fill in the blank) but unless you attempt to attain it you will never have that (blank). While prayer is very strengthen in your faith and your personal convictions you also have to act. It is also a good idea not to act blindly. Do the research, get insight, ask for advice before you jump at least look how deep the pool is. If we all worked towards our goals I believe the world would be a better place. What would be something you could/would work towards?