Earth Hour is today, and… me.

Earth Hour is today!
It’s March 29th, 2008… and tonight, Earth Hour, will take place between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. I have been working on my family to try to get them to go down to the Nelly Furtado concert with me. I have a few reasons for wanting this to happen:

  1. Our family has really been enjoying each other’s company lately, and this will be a fun activity to do together.
  2. My Dad has an old Nikkon 35mm SLR, and he has agreed to take it out with us to show me a few tricks and so we can take some nice photos of Earth Hour.
  3. By going downtown together, no one will be at home so not only will our lights be off but I’m asking my brother and parents to unplug everything in the house (TV & associated appliances, kitchen appliances, laptops, computers… you get the picture).

Yes, we will be driving downtown though – but there are four of us going… that’s ok isn’t it? Anyway, on to my second part of this post.

And… me.
I needed a few minutes to talk about me… and where I am (mentally and emotionally). I’m having a real tough time with what I want to do with my life. I’m not happy where I’m working, and I don’t think it has that much to do with where I’m working. Sure, there are problems but I think that I would be unhappy even if they didn’t have those problems. But it’s difficult for me to try and apply myself to figuring out what I want to do because I’m still trying to move back to Ireland.

So I feel like I have to just, settle for what I can find right now. And when it comes to my job, I’m just not the settling type. I’m the type of employee who will make my work my life. But I need to love my job, and believe that my input actually accounts for something. That is something that’s not present at my current job. So I’m searching… and even though I’ve only responded to a few ads, the lack of responses has disheartened me greatly. And maybe I’m so exhausted from my hectic day that I’m feeling extra down today, and the fact that I haven’t spoken to him in what feels like forever isn’t helping my blue mood.

I know this has been a little abstract – I have a method to my madness, I’ll get into this in more depth in a future post. I’m very tired today so I just wanted to get somethings off my chest… I’ll elaborate, I promise.

Whatever it is, it isn’t good for my stress levels!! Hope everyone else had a good Friday!

responses to “Earth Hour is today, and… me.” 8

  1. Stormwhistle, thank you… I agree, and I am trying to follow these words but sometimes it gets a little hard.

    Joanjoyce – I wish someone would tell my bosses at work that!!

    Jillian – you see the kind of job I have isn’t even considered to be part of the ‘daily grind’, but it still sucks!!

    Jodith – thank you so much for the advice. I know for sure that the job I have and the place I’m doing the job in isn’t right. About the only thing right with the job I have now is that the money is good. And that just makes me feel like I’m selling my soul.

    Pit, it was pretty cool seeing google go black for Earth Hour. Ha, I’m one of those people who make work my life, it’s just in my nature. My problem is that my current job makes me want to leave work as soon as my shift is over and never think about it again – and some days I want to stop thinking about work while I’m still there! That just ain’t right!

    Michael, I try my best to make the most of anything that comes my way… and I’ve tried to make the most of this job – but after two months it’s been made clear to me that my opinion doesn’t matter in trying to make the place better so I just don’t want to be there anymore.

    Beeker, I’m so happy your Mum is recovering nicely. Thanks for the support 🙂 I sure hope it comes sooner rather than later!

  2. I got my mom involved in Earth Hour. We sat talking. I love hearing stories about our family! Thank you for your prayers. My mom is recovering nicely this evening.
    Life is too short and working takes up a huge part of the time you do have. It is perfectly understandable that you would want to be doing something that adds to your bliss. I always resent the crude you have to go through to get to where you want to be. I know the right career will come along for you.

    beeker’s last blog post..Hospitals Scare Me

  3. You spend most of your time at work, so it’s natural for it to become a part of your life. As such, it gotta have some meaning for you to be happy with it. But then, not everyone’s happy with their lives.

    Michael’s last blog post..Dystonia at Worst

  4. Life is too short to spend a third of your life at something you just don’t enjoy. Stay with what you have for now, but definitely keep your eye out for the job that will make you happy. Don’t jump ship for just anything. Wait for the right one. If you’re determined and stick to it, then it’ll happen.

    Have you thought that it isn’t necessarily the employer, but the job itself that isn’t right? Meditate on what would make you happiest and then try to figure out how to turn that into a job. If extra education or training is needed, work on that. If it’s a networking issue, work on that. It won’t happen over night, but just know ing you are working towards what you want in life helps keep you going through the mundane day to day junk of your life.

    Jodith’s last blog post..Casual Friday: Improve your vocabulary and feed the hungry!

  5. in order to be productive on your job it has to be a work that you really want for you to enjoy it. if not happy then find your happiness. 🙂

    today is earth hour and i wish nelly will have a concert here too.. enjoy the concert 😉

  6. Let others lead small lives, but not me. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.

    Live life and enjoy every moment.

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