*It's What Life is All About...Be Sure to Enjoy the Ride...
After a long weekend here in Canada (in celebration of Easter), I am finding it particularly difficult to get motivated. Mondays are difficult at the best of times, but now I’m also contending with a chocolate hangover. It’s already 2:00 p.m. and I’m still procrastinating on tasks from this morning, so you can just imagine how much I haven’t accomplished today, nor do I really plan to (honesty is the best policy). Tomorrow is a new day.
Well technically, I didn’t take a summer vacation, but I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the Summer of 2009 and reflect for a moment. The weather was the worst possible in memory.Although I do have a selective memory and could be embellishing the facts because I’m slightly jaded that Labor Day signals the “end of summer” for me, I stand by the statement that this summer’s weather was crappy.June and July were the rainiest on record (at least it was where I live near the North Pole) and August was colder than usual.I don’t know what I’ve done to piss off Mother Nature, but I’ve certainly been punished – perhaps it’s my lack of enthusiasm for the winter season. After 3 years, J and I completed the last phase of our deck and landscaping in the backyard.It looks fantastic and perhaps next summer, I will actually be able to enjoy it. I’d post a picture if J wasn’t paranoid that some internet stalker will be able to identify where we live by the photo and show up unannounced in…
Yes, I’m still here. I’m sure there isn’t anyone out there listening anymore. That’s okay though – I just need to write, vent, get a load off, whatever...
I’ve found myself increasingly restless as of late and cannot pinpoint my problem. These feelings usually come and go within and few days, but these current feelings have lasted more than a few months now. I’m not sure what the root cause it, but I have some suspects.
1. Work. Work just sucks. I DO NOT enjoy what I’m doing here and haven’t for some time, although I’m determined to stick around as my “Early Retirement Plan” is still in the works. Last thing I want to do is pull up the anchor only to leave in a few more years, BUT I also don’t know that I can stand to stick around that long. It’s not a horrible place to work, it’s just the job itself that is not fulfilling. Actually, it’s soul sucking.
2. Early Retirement Plan. How could this possibly be making me cranky? Well, it’s not happening FAST enough for my liking a…