This is the story of my attempt to progress in my financial living, but also a reflection on things that shape my life and some of my thoughts. Join me as I deal with the ups and downs of life.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
What to wear, while making progress..
I have been busy these past couple of days with minor things that seem so minuscule in my mind, but yet they have taken so much of my time. I had a wedding to attend this past Saturday, and I was up the night before making myself an outfit to wear! This is because I had been busy with my regular job and the designing and manufacturing of my own products at home, that I will be trying to sell on ebay. I find it interesting how I use to think that people who worked overnight jobs, had a nice setup; they could sleep a little during the day, and then awake and enjoy the rest of the day, and go to work work later that night. What a wonderful schedule! ..Oh man! I couldn't have been more wrong! Everyone is different, and while some people may work well with that scenario, I find that I cannot. My job overnight is manual labor, and by the time I reach home in the morning, I am exhausted and ready to sleep until it is time to go to work again, but because I have a goal to accomplish, and other obligations in life, I usually have to stay awake and I will go to sleep about 4 hours before I have to be at work. If I am lucky, during my break I will go to my car, recline the seat and sleep for an hour. When I get home I try to unwind a little but that is hard to do because I am constantly weighed down with financial issues, and I know that I have to keep progressing on the projects I am working on. I try to find time to come and write an entry in my blog, but that is not so hard to do, because posting here helps me release a little stress; writing has always done that for me.
I think you never understand a person's situation until you walk in there steps, or try to open your mind to understand what they are going through. I hear people all the time say how there jobs are harder then someone else, such as, "she's got it easy she just sits down at a desk all day, while I am on my feet all day." I feel that most jobs carry alot of stress whether they are obviously physical or not. I say "obviously physical" because I think that all jobs can be physical. Most people who are not happy with their jobs become so stressed, that everything has a debilitating effect on their bodies-just opening a file drawer to get some files out can seem like a daunting task. I have experienced both aspects of the job structure, as a tax associate I did not have to do alot of manual labor, but it could be a mentally stressful job. As an assistant manager at the fabric store, I had both aspects at one time. My time was divided between office work and manual labor, and when people would hear that I worked at a fabric store, they thought I had it so easy, but it was not the case. The job was very stressful and physically demanding, especially when you are with a company, that has over 200 stores across the country, is a publicly traded company with greedy shareholders, one of the top companies in their field, your lifting up to 50 lbs at a time all day every day and when you strive to do your job right. If you were to take all those things in account, then it was not an easy job. I believe that the only good jobs are those that the individual loves to do even if they do not pay well, if you love what you do then you have a good job. Few people are blessed with that opportunity, sometimes you have to do things that you don't like to do, of course I don't think you should have to sacrifice your standards and morals either, but alot of people are not working out of love for their job, but out of necessity... For survival.