Saturday, January 5, 2013
Comin' around again
Well, the relatives have returned to Florida, integration at my workplace is "almost there" ... and this dervish has just about recovered from her crash/burn. (Figuratively speaking, that is!) One too many whirls and attempted "Martha Stewart's" resulted in my waking the other morning, believing I'd been run over by a Mack truck.
In truth, somewhere among the holiday cleaning/baking/decorating ....and last-minute Guilts (did I do enough?), I caught a nasty case of Melancholy.
Ironic, isn't it? It doesn't seem that long ago, I was sitting in my wee condo, longing for rooms-full of loud and loving family/friends ... then Christmas Eve, I wanted nothing more than to retreat to that quiet condo and curl up with a good book.
(What prophet was it who sang, "You can't always get what you want ...") lol.
That was then ... and well, This is Now.
So, I've been pondering my own Key (word) for 2013.... a rudder, if you will.
Last year's "Observant" didn't always serve me so well ... most recently evidenced by my being pulled over by the police early one morning for a burnt-out license plate bulb. ("Seriously, the license plate has lights?")
My heart just wasn't in it.
Authentic? I tried it on. After all these decades, I'm finally growing comfortable in my own skin ... not beating myself up over a silly gaffe' or remembering not to speak Texan while in public.
But no ... authenticity doesn't always bode well in the workplace. (Surely, someone can relate?)
Yes, that feels Just Right. It's a repeat, but one I'm apt to overlook when the chips are down and Melancholy threatens.
Right now I'm most Grateful for each of you, whose posts encourage ... challenge ... tickle my funny bone ... and in short, make me want to be a better person!
Thank you, and Happy New Year!