So life has been more than a little stressful for quite some time now! I don't have to go into the details, just suffice it to say that I have been unemploymed since September, among many other things. So this week I had a very great, very thankful, opportunity and it has made me realize a couple things.
This week I had the opportunity to spend time with some dear sweet friends at a place I used to call home, a place I worked at for 5 years. While being here with all of them has been wonderful and exactly what I needed, it has also reminded me that, I miss this. What do you miss? I miss working! That's right I said it, I miss working!
So many times we get caught up in what I call "living in the bubble" we get up, we get ready, we go to our jobs, we come home, we eat supper, we watch tv, we get online, we go to bed, we go to sleep, and then when the alarm goes off we get up and do it again the next day. We run in a cycle, sometimes we run behind but were still in the cycle of our little bubble. Well I guess you can say I have for the last 6 months been in the bubble of unemployment and trust me people it's never the same ole same ole! I sleep later not because I need to but because I'm bored but more than that I'm stressed and that's how my body copes with stress, I sleep! Great way to hide Trish!!
This week however, I have had to get up and be at a place on time and I can't tell you how great that felt! It has been great, and yet all the while I think of the greatness, I know that next week, the bubble I wish that would pop called unemployment, will be my fate once again, and try as I might, and interview after interview, still yet I find no "working bubble", but as a great friend of my said to me the other day, "it is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing. I thank God for you because you continue to sing. Canta Trish, Canta!!!" (canta in spanish means sing!) I feel like that tea kettle the water "stress" around me is there but I will keep pushing forward and praying and seeking God's direction, and while I'm not in the "working bubble" yet, I'll keep fighting til I get back in there.
...these are my thoughts....