A New Chapter

Last month I resigned from my job. Why did I RE-sign? Shouldn’t I have UN-signed. Resigning should be done when you agree to stay for longer. Or was I re-signing up for a life of leisure?

While I am at it, why did my parents RE-tire? Didn’t they UN-tire because now that they are not working they are not as tired anymore?

I am very glad I didn’t get RE-trenched. Sounds muddy.

When I RE-joined (ok, that one works) the work force 6 years ago, I was hired. That means “borrowed for money”..

They really should’ve paid a bond, refundable only if I am handed back in good condition because they broke me and then looked the other way as if they weren’t responsible. But I let them do it so more fool me.

Anyway, I digress. Yes I “un-signed”. Kinda a big deal for someone who loved their job but time to pause and take stock for a little while.

My New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to practice mindfulness as often as possible. Leave the past where it belongs (but bring the good people with me) and let the future unfold in its own time. Be present in my own world. Easier said than done.

But here’s the plan for the next few months: Phone off. Look up. Breathe. Listen to the ocean. Don’t buy into other peoples’ dramas.

I will read more books, draw, write, research everything that interests me, listen to music, sit in silence. And laugh – a lot.

I will eat slowly and move at my own pace. I will visit the city more. I will walk through gardens. And I will choose to spend time with people who love and appreciate me.

And I will remember I am only responsible for what I say and how I say it. I am not responsible for what people choose to hear.

I am pressing reset. I am in control.

Let’s see how this works out …..

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