posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: Bluesma
I don't know your age, but I'm turning 57 in about a month -
I have not been in the "Full-time paid workforce" since 2008.
That has given me LOTS of time to think, and reflect, and take a much-needed breather. After running around working and going to school and raising
kids and trying to sustain/maintain relationships, surviving the death of my father, the major life crises of loved ones, etc.....
It literally took me FIVE YEARS to feel unwound enough to begin having some thoughts of rejoining "life in the work world" as we know it. People just
don't have TIME to sit and think, to reflect, even to sleep!!
I was so tightly wound that it's a wonder I didn't have a stroke. But I didn't. I worked my way through some very difficult gauntlets, made some very
difficult choices and decisions.....
and now am in a position to spend as much of my time in solitude as I want.
I've grown a lot in those years. And watched my loved ones grow, as well.
It's a real shame that some people never have that opportunity - to just "be." Oh, I still have responsibilities to others, and that is my occupation
now - caring for my husband and pets, being the "executive housekeeper" and "bookkeeper" and cook and laundress and errand-runner and grounds-person,
But I have lots of time to just THINK.