Today I planned to take things easy, mom is leaving tomorrow morning so it was a day to get last minute loose ends tied and relax for a bit…….
HAH!!!! Not a chance, while mom ran some minor errands I got a call this morning from a job I applied for earlier in the week asking if I could show up for an interview at 1:00 PM. So much for spending the afternoon relaxing before mom left.
Last night we made lists for ourselves, my mother had to drop off a clock to be repaired, pick up some minor items, and we were going to drop off items for donation. I had some simple tasks of going through things, getting my utilities and change of address stuff in, etc. Nothing super difficult, nothing too tedious. Then as usual, all hell broke loose (or rather we came up with more to do). Things in my life seem to change every couple of minutes, all of a sudden I need to do this or we need to get that or, or, or. At least my days aren’t always boring!
Between the job interview, going through stuff, getting another load from storage, on and on and on I’m absolutely wiped. I didn’t even allow myself time to blog this morning! I’m okay with that honestly, and truly today was a good day. I will be sad to see mom go but also relieved (sorry mom, I love you but I also love my moments of solitude and self reflection). I’ve got exactly a week before things double in magnitude on the hectic scale and I need to be prepared if I’m to make it through sane and sober.
All in all I’m incredibly optimistic, a little disheartened by the difficulties in changing career but this is to be expected. If anything, I am learning to accept rejection better than I ever have and this is not a bad thing at all. A lot of these jobs I don’t even want and would most likely be miserable after a very short time. I have to face the fact that I need income, and rightly soon! So, I keep plugging away in a seemingly futile attempt to avoid going back to the tech industry at all costs. Something has to happen.
Something *WILL* happen. I am sure things will get better over time, I’ve been working too hard at progress for it not to be achievable. I just need to keep leaning forward and stop looking back. Going through my belongings has made this both difficult and easy at the same time. Throwing away some things makes me feel just that much more free, finding bits and pieces of the past here and there sometimes makes me dwell. Odd how our brains and hearts work sometimes. Time for a restful sleep and a good final morning with my mother.
Never trust a man that doesn’t love his mother,