There are times when we all feel stressed. Now is one of those times, as we are quarantined to our homes in fear of a dread disease that could make us direly ill and in some cases even cause death. And so... we are cordoned in our homes only going out for the essentials. Those of us who are lucky can telecommute, I personally worry for all of those who cannot telecommute but have been sent home. I feel for them, knowing that there's not enough to go around -moneywise. Been there. I also feel for those persons living with an abusive partner, that they may now be enclosed in a home or apartment with their abuser, and unable to get anywhere safe. I wish them all peace in these trying times.
Myself, I am bored to the point of insanity. I relish the arrival of the weekends so that I can escape the house. During th e weekdays I am tied to a computer, telecommuting, often on my lunch hour I will go outside and sit in the sun. but the
Starting a new year has different meanings for everyone. for some it's the end of an era. For others it's just the beginning of another year to struggle through. For some it's the the start of trying to remake themselves, resolving to improve themselves, their situation, or their life. Me, I don't make resolutions. And, I look at a new years as the beginning of a million new possibilities. I think I have a good handle on the overturning from old year to new.
A new year for me is like looking out over a vast expanse of ocean, and seeing it dotted with tiny islands. You just never know what your going to find when you hop in a boat or wade out to go exploring. You might find that island full of cannibals or poisonous snakes, or it might be surrounded by warm sand beaches, and magical swimming spots-Who Knows you might even find pirate treasure. But, I can guarantee you won't, if you don't get out there and discover what is just beyond the horizon.
To be honest, I have the same problems as anyone else, not enough money (there's never enough of that), not enough time, and not enough energy to do everything I want to do. I sometimes find it hard to cover all of the household expenses, sometimes I worry that I'm so tired I might fall asleep making the 35 minute drive to work. I worry about the spouse, the kid, the grandkid, my pets, needing new tires for the car, I'm just like everyone else in that respect. But, sooner or later it occurs to me that all of the things I worry about are just everyday life stuff that we all have. And, I remind myself that I need to let that stuff just fall away, because it's just life, and along with life, we all need a bit of adventure.
So, in with the new year, and a new adventure, there is always something new just around the bend, just beyond the horizon-Happy New Year- NOW GO FIND YOUR ADVENTURE!