Friday, May 7, 2010

He that is well paid is well satisfied.



… not necessarily. Now, I don’t think I’m a greedy person. I do appreciate that I am making way more now than I was when I worked in the arts. My day is longer in some ways, but my commute is fairly stress-free (a ride through the park actually). I am digging myself out of a mountain of debt and I have been able to upgrade my computer system.

BUT—

Job satisfaction does count for something.


We are now 8 days into the completely re-vamped workflow set-up and there is still a great deal of confusion and frustration. Plus even more delays than before. So someone tell me again how this is better?

I am trying to find the balance in life. Be grateful for the little things, but I’m a little overwhelmed right now…. Or maybe it’s underwhelmed…..

On the plus side—we have found a new apartment and take possession on 6/15. We got almost everything on our wish list: 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a balcony. No washer and dryer in the unit, but laundry facilities are only a few steps from the front door. We are going to have to do double rent for about a month each, but nothing decent was opening up in our time frame—and we were getting nervous. [only adding to my level of non-Zen-ness] It is on the second/third floor of the building right across the parking lot from my mom’s studio. And only 5 blocks from my current digs. That should cut down on moving expenses—“should” being the operative word. I am a believer in Murphy’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong will.

Then there’s Ellen’s law:

Murphy was an optimist….

I have started to pack and purge. My apartment is slowly devolving into the “early-warehouse” look. I’ve been trying to stick to a schedule of pack a box/ toss a bag a day. I’ve put all of my CDs and DVDs in copy paper boxes—they’ll be easy to carry. And the spare towels are boxed up as well—I can live with the set I have out by washing it each week.

As for the tossing, that is a challenge—I’m sentimental as hell and am having a hard time parting with some treasures. But I know I need to. When I was injured last year, I was barely able to get around. So, staying on top of cleaning and the like was almost impossible. I did the bare essentials to keep things healthy…. That has added to what I need to tackle now. But I’m trying to take things one day/one box at a time so Fibro Me won’t panic.

Wish me luck with that whole not panicking thing, okay?

So, there you have it, the latest issues keeping me from the bloggy world. I promise to use some of my time this weekend to catch up on what you folks have been up to.

XOXO, Ellen

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with the sorting and purging -- change can be so hard, but it will be worth it!

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