Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10 Things

I’m tired.  Physically and mentally exhausted.  I’m too tired to write this post but I have some things that I need to get off my chest.

1.       Words are important.  If you don’t mean it – don’t say it.

2.       Building a business is hard.  Creating a brand is hard.  Life is hard.  Not a complaint, just an observation.

3.       I’m having a difficult time making the transition from parenting children to parenting adults.  I don’t believe in gray areas but through this process I am being forced to recognize that there is a true gray area where this is concerned.  On one hand, everybody is claiming to be grown.  On the other hand, ain’t nobody paying bills but me.

4.       Hangry = feelings of anger borne from being hungry.  I really would like a pizza right about now.

5.       I have discovered why I am so discontented with my 9-to-5:  I don’t do anything meaningful all day long.  I’m a paper pusher and a messenger.  If I had a dollar for each time someone said, “Can you go to so-and-so and check the status of such-and-such?” I’d have a lot of dollars.

6.       I also realize that while I don’t think my job is “meaningful” others do.  I have received several monetary awards while in this position for outstanding performance, which is nice.  I guess.  It’s weird to receive accolades for doing something you’d rather not be doing.

7.       August is the month of prayer.

8.       September is the month I go to Hawaii for a week.

9.       October is the month I turn 50.

10.   I recognize that my “problems” are all first world.  That doesn’t negate the fact that I still see them as problems.  I’m learning to put things in proper perspective.  I have a job that allows me to go to Hawaii for a week and that’s not too shabby.  I’m surrounded by people who respect what I do and aren’t shy about letting me know it.  I’m blessed and I know it.

1 comment:

VandyJ said...

It really is hard to see what we have. It's far easier to see what annoys us and makes us less than happy.
I get hangry all the time.