You ever go to a job slightly toasted hoping that the boss might notice and fire you on the spot?
A job that is that you’ve no business being in. A Lame Crap Job — aka LCJ. A menial service-industry job at minimum wage or thereabouts that you do when you’re 16, not 59!
Anyhow, only two things stop me from showing up slightly tipsy.
- My impeccable work ethics. Damn work ethics! Bite me in the keister every time!
- My bosses. They’re decent folks, from what I can tell. No reason to screw ’em over by a forced firing. They’re already short-handed and can’t keep people.
Anyhow, 3:12 p.m. I’m on beer 2. Not much save I’ve not eaten. Must be at work in about 2 hours. The buzz’ll be silenced by then. Bummer. Some jobs are better endured in an “alternate state of mind.” Lives too. 🙂
Like Gum on the Shoe
Not exactly stuck. But dealing with a whole lotta grief, anger and other emotions in the sudden loss of my job last month. The death of a dream job. The bad guys, aka the dangerous duo, won. Still need to finalize a letter to my (former) boss, a good guy, to enlighten him to things of which he’s unaware.
I’m dragging my feet on completing it. Though joyful and relieved to be away from the Dangerous Duo and a toxic situation, I dearly, sorely, deeply miss the job … when it was at its best. I miss working at something I love. Miss making money. Miss … so much.
I’m grieving. I don’t grieve well or quickly or thoroughly. Like gum on the shoe, I try to scrape it off and if it doesn’t all come off, I “just learn to live with it.”
The trait of Endurance is a fine one. But lets you accumulate WAY TOO MANY TOXICITIES AND BAGGAGE!
My final words on the subject. For now.
The Good Thing …
Good thing is, losing my job (ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch) set me free from a bad situation and let me travel! Which wasn’t possible while working 7 days a week!
So I hit the road pretty hard.
Logged some 1,500 miles (2414 km) in 5 days of driving … across northern Arizona into New Mexico then far into southern Arizona at the border then northward back home.
Soon as I got back (after returning only for the aforementioned dumb job, two days a week, 10 hours total, it’s that … ridiculous that I’m even doing it!), I was itching to go again.
Planned to — for only a coupla days — ’til the roommate (yes, at 59, I’ve a roommate again, obviously can’t afford to live alone) — gave me terrific news.
He was going to his other house for roughly 2 weeks. Leaving me ALL ALONE.
HOME ALONE: Not the Movie
Waaaay better! I’m ALONE ALONE ALONE ALONE ALONE ALONE and ALONE!!!!
Remember your teen years? When the parents announced they were going out for an evening?
Mine seldom did but when it happened: THE UNIVERSE GLOWED BRIGHTLY!! White Light FLOODED my life, my being. In those 2-3 short hours when THEY WERE ABSENT!!
Really has more to do with a temporary reprieve from the war zone that was my family than desire to “party it up.”
Roommate George isn’t my father or mother obviously! But there’s definitely a suppression happenin’ (even if only on my end) to keep the peace.
He’s a good guy. And I LOOOOOOVE that he’s away!!! I can breathe!
So, due to his absence, I postponed the road trip. Obviously. No pressing need with him gone for 13 days. Once he’s back, I’ll head out weather permitting.
Where’d Time Go?!
Can’t believe it’s been like a month since the last post!
Yet I can.
Been a lot on my plate to deal with. A move. More than a move, a move from living solo to a roommate situation again (suppressed ugh).
Followed immediately by a sudden loss of job and income. That Lame Crap Job I’m tryin’ to drink myself outta – hahah
Flare-up of health issues.
I dunno. There’s a LOT about me, incl. all the good, nee great, stuff, that I can suppress. Repress. Deny. Refuse. Reject.
Travel. Therapy. True Joy.
Yet the one thing, ONE thing that just won’t be stuffed into a box shoved to the back of the closet … that essentially REFUSES to be buried alive … is the love of and need for travel.
The open road. The wheels rolling on pavement … the wind … the emptiness of a road …
it’s my therapy
an intrinsic need
the wind is my breath
the turning wheels my body in motion
my Subbie, we’re united, we’re bonded.
Wanna hit the road again so badly, roommate presence or otherwise
I’ve not written (or blogged) as I should or been on the road as I need.
Dunno how to achieve it with the chains of a dumb job ’round my ankles.
I’m down. Depressed. Done for today.
And gotta cheer myself up to go to a job I’ve no business being in.
“Life, why do you forsake me?”
“Girl, why do you ask for so little, so very little, for yourself? Why do you accept yourself as a piece of ant shit when you could be great? When you could shine?!”
“It’s complicated. Not for blogging.”
“I got issues. Baggage. A mountain range of crap to clear. What does it take?”
“One word. Write.”
“I’ll think about it.”
“Excuse. Always excuses.”
Then an angel breathed into my lungs: “The Word is your breath.”
That’s all s/he and I wrote … today, for now.