Contrary to perceptions created by the subject matter of my blog at times, I am a happy person.
I should probably stop here lol.
I say this because happiness is important to me. As we age we can become stagnant in our lives because the responsibilities inherent in adulthood restrict us from abandoning routine and really living by doing what we want to do. Social and familial expectations are also responsible I think.
And it’s a hard call.
We have to have stability in work to pay the rent/mortgage. We have to pay our bills. We enjoy luxuries like phones, entertainment, travel.
A few of us were talking intermittently today about the need to be happy in life. For so many of us though, this means a change in job or a change in work/life balance. We are all moving towards it depending on different contingency plans specific to our own lives.
For me, I am waiting to see what happens with my assessment as a foster carer. That outcome will determine my work path. However, there are things I can do now, irrespective of that outcome.
I need to write a To Do list for work; I’m struggling to keep my head focused on doing everything that I need to be doing. And I think I need to write one for home too. I think if I write down all that I want to achieve it may make me accountable. So this weekend, weather permitting, I will get into the garden. And now that I have started two adolescent fiction novels, I will continue working on them. And by turning off the television, I will at least get one of the four books I am currently reading, read.
I think success and happiness resides in the creation of lists.
Easy enough. Lol. If only it truly was that simple for everyone.