Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's About Time

No truer words spoken, at least in my world anyway. 2010 was a whirlwind, busy, crazy year for me. Let me just say that I had to choose my battles and decide what my priorities were when it came to my precious down time. Geez, I thought when you got older things were suppose to slow down. NOT! I must be a glutton for punishment. In January 2010 I interviewed for a promotion and got the promotion. Yippee. “I am loving this job.” In April 2010, another opportunity for another promotion came along. I say to myself…”Self, you might as well go for it, you will still be doing the same job with a few more responsibilities and it is more money. After all retirement is right around the corner." Yes, I got the promotion. There is an old saying…”be careful what you wish for.”

Let's just say between working longer hours at the office, traveling for work and running a business, along with the usual everyday demands I was a tired girl on the verge of a meltdown. At the end of 2010 I guess you could call it an epiphany but I knew I had to get a grip and stop the craziness. Well I can't stop all of the daily demands but I can certainly change the way I looked at things. I did take some time off during the holidays and had that proverbial long talk with myself. I am now back on track.

I missed everyone terribly and the fact that I became racked with guilt about not visitng and not posting did not help matters any (well I did visit occasionally but did not leave any comments). I could not bring myself to even post anything because I knew they would only be whiny posts and I was not going to do that! Although we know the occasional "whining" is allowed (wink, wink). My new rules are: Try to post at least once a week (I just can't do it everyday. Besides I really don't have that much to talk about. LOL!) and to visit my blog friends 2-3 times a week. Afterall, YOU are my inspiration and breath of fresh air. You keep me sane. You always have.

Hugs and much love, Sue


  1. I am so happy to see you back! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Kerrie

  2. Welcome back. We've missed you. Post when you feel like it. I am usually a person of few words. I just can't think of anything to say sometime. So maybe just a sky photo is what I do. Have a good day.

  3. Sweet have been so missed.

    I understand your heart. I've had to get my own life into the view finder and ask myself some tough questions...

    I'm just happen to hear from you and know you are OK!

    Love to you~


  4. So glad you are back and have things worked out a little in your mind now.
    The working world can be a hard place but once you know when to say NO, it settles down some. And, may I just say...YAY, is past's heaven on earth.
    hugs, bj

  5. The work world has gotten tougher, not easier, as I've gotten older. Not at all what I expected. I've got about two years to go -- at least in this job -- and it takes a lot to hang on. Take good care and if you need any words of encouragement, please stop by Buttercup's.