Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Time is flying

I've been super stressed lately. Not only has my job hit one of it's highest stress levels ever but my home life isn't all butterflies and rainbows either. Life is hard when you're an adult. Don't let anyone ever tell you different. Remember when your only worry was whether or not you had enough money for booze on the weekend? No? Oh. Maybe that's why I have a drinking problem.

Speaking of drinking, I'm still dry as a bone and not really that worse for wear. Yes, I do miss it, especially when hanging out a parties or watching people drink wine with dinner or...ok...always, but I've noticed some pleasant occurrences that mostly just reinforce my decision to quit. I've lost weight, I spend less, I sure don't miss the hangovers and I haven't yet thrown up in public. However, now that I don't go out for Friday night de-stressing beers I need to find somewhere to put all the stress that builds up over the week and I need to find it fast before I explode. I joined a choir which is pretty fun. We sing in Latin so I speak Latin now. I'm also going to join a Boxercise class and I've been trying to step up my gym outings. I'm also thinking of possibly maybe starting to read the book I bought on meditation again which I started a year ago and never quite got past the first step. This is all assuming that I can start going home from work before 8:00 which hasn't happened in a while. Maybe I'll try recreational drugs. At least I can do that in my office.

You know it's time to start thinking of a career change when you think having kids is a good idea because maternity leave sure sounds sweet. I would just have to find someone to load the kid off on when I have it so I can enjoy my years holiday.

5 comments:

Schmutzie said...

Maybe you need to try a sport in which you can beat the crap out of somebody else. Like, instead of Boxercise, you could just move straight on the all out boxing.

notquiteawake said...

You know, I've actually thought of that and half-assed looked into it. Maybe I should put my whole ass in and see what transpires.

Mike & Erin said...

I would buy your book, incidentally. Because your writing makes me do that snort-laugh.

Also, the year's holiday is pretty good. As long as you don't get a demanding boss who makes you stay up late.

And clean his or her bum. That part sucks.

may-b said...

If you ever need a workout buddy, I am in the market for someone to force me to get off my ass. I like to beat up people, so you know, whatever you're into.

Working From Home Today said...

1 year off work is a sweet deal and I personally am obviously all for it. But, you need to think big picture...its not just the year you need someone to pass your kids off for, its the 5 years prior to Kindergarten, and hopefully you can find someone that doesn't charge like a daycare which was alwasys more than my rent! You really do pay for that year off financially for a long time...just like that carribean vacation you splurged on, except you can't leave your memories behind once you are home with a baby....they stalk you, often with peanut butter and snot....
Nova