Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

A Work In Progress April 21, 2012

Filed under: about me,blog,blogging,journal,life,lifestyle,living,personal,thoughts — rainey46 @ 3:35 pm
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I love Gotye, and this video expresses how I sometimes feel about life. It seems as if we are all trudging through each day, going through the motions of living. Often we are just counting the moments until the weekend. The weekend, if you count Friday afternoon from, say, 5:00 on, consists of 55 hours. Take away 8 hours of sleep per each night, and that leaves 31 hours. So, we spend all week busting our butts, working at whatever job it is we do, so we can pay the rent, buy our food, and spend 31 hours doing…what? Often, I spend my weekends doing things I didn’t have time to do during the week. I have a demanding job that requires me to bring work home several nights a week and on the weekends. I can usually be found on any given weekend washing laundry,grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and catching up on work related items. When I do get away (such as my recent mini vacation), I have to double up the workload during the following week to get everything completed.

I know I should feel blessed to have a good job, and I do. I am not, by any means, complaining about what I have in life. My real purpose in this post is in looking at how I am living my life, and trying to decide if I am living it in the best way. The mindset of “I can’t wait until the weekend” is not how I want to live anymore. I want to appreciate every day I have, especially when I have a depression-free day because those days are rare. I am trying to learn to live in the moment.

As always, I am a work in progress.


19 Responses to “A Work In Progress”

  1. Anita S Says:

    In therapy I am working on mindfulness, or living in the moment. All too often I am either ruminating over past mistakes or dreading future trials, and I end up missing the wonder of everything around me.
    This is a great post!

  2. bpshielsy Says:

    I too am a work in progress. I’m get there, but I’m not too sure where there is… πŸ™‚

  3. moorestorms Says:

    I’m trying too! It’s difficult….but I’m trying! Good luck!

  4. kyllingsara Says:

    I think I’m just a work… or a dork – almost the same.

  5. Lesley Says:

    I am a fan of Goyte too, I have escaped, less is more…

  6. jubbiz Says:

    I love Gotye too! And I hadn’t seen this video, thanks for introducing it to me.
    I completely see your point about life’s monotony too and not really having the time to enjoy yourself. Wishing you all the best πŸ™‚

  7. Dorothy Says:

    Living in the moment is a very good goal to aim for. When I left my job to care for my mother years ago I only got to leave the house on weekends so I had to adjust to the lack of freedom I was feeling. My whole world became the house and the yard around the house but I dissected all the small parts of it so I could enjoy it even more. Learning to just enjoy what is there and what we have or better yet, who and what we can lose as I found out. It becomes a great gift in the end. Still, like you said, it will always be a learning process!

    • rainey Says:

      I am sorry to hear about your mother, but I am thankful that you were able to find the good in the experience. I find that I am very appreciative when the tide of depression is not coloring my world. Hopefully new meds will help with that. ~Rainey

  8. I can relate so much. I am work in progress and sometimes I feel I am impossible work. Getting there. Baby steps.

  9. Dave Says:

    Keep going, I just take each day as it comes.

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