No second chance for the lost time

"If in fact we're miserable in the process, what's the point of earning money in the first place?" -Paddi Lund

I wonder how many people are truly miserable in their jobs. Or even just unhappy. As I type this my eyebrows furrow and I am sad for those people. Many people spend more hours per week at their jobs than they do at home and with the people they love. Day in and day out, dragging around at a job that they dislike, or even hate. All for what? Money? Success? Recognition? I heard somewhere that homeless people that have been living that way for a long time actually choose it. (Maybe they have the right idea?)

At any rate, we have no second chance for the lost time.

How much is too much?

As I contemplate taking on another job, I get the familiar feeling of being overwhelmed. How in the world can I take a full load of classes (which includes Organic Chemistry), work part time, have a network marketing gig, manage to squeeze running in there, take care of my one year old son, keep going with my coaching certification, keep the house clean, and attend playgroup?

Perhaps I can turn it around and look at it all as if I am extremely blessed. Blessed to have such a great education, the opportunity to help others, have a beautiful and healthy child, have a healthy body that I can maintain, a roof over my head and wonderful friends to share it all with.

Five minutes ago when I started this post I had no idea where it was going. I sat down at the computer while I have a precious few minutes because my son is napping just to get it all down, all of the things that are weighing on me. And I give myself a pat on the back for shifting my attitude so easily. Anyone can, some more easily than others, and some may need to remind themselves of a better and more positive attitude. But it's possible!