If #NaBloPoMo is a ball, then I have dropped it. Hard.
The past few days of work have been, in short, brutal. Early mornings and late nights with very few moments of appreciation in between. It’s the nature of the beast. Truthfully, I love my job – but there are days when I find myself daydreaming about flinging my MacBook into the salty Pacific and burying myself in the sand up to my neck.
But, alas, I’m in landlocked Ohio. And I kind of need to make money, right? Right. My (often fun and usually exciting) 9-to-5 is currently how I get that done. If I make it to next week, the same job will land me right in (hopefully) sunny Laguna Beach – so I probably shouldn’t complain. Even though I will.
I have a TON of new content I want to share here – a fun and insightful interview with a local naturalista, a new DIY natural beauty recipe, and even a bit of an announcement (gasp!) – but, for now, lack of mental energy has led me turning to the official #NaBloPoMo list for a writing prompt. And, in keeping with my general lack of regard for rules and regulations, I’m going to use the prompt from yesterday. This is the part where you have pity and stop judging me. (Who am I kidding? Judge away.)
If you could permanently get rid of one worry, what would it be?
Too easy! But, right now, easy is just what I need. If I could get rid of just ONE personal worry of mine, it would be related to finances. I can’t be the only person who knows for sure that, if they just had an unlimited pool of financial resources, most of the rest of life would fall right into place. I know Biggie taught us that mo’ money leads to mo’ problems, but I really just want enough to buy a nice, private home, pay for my son’s eventual college tuition, kickstart my business, and travel around the world – twice. Is that really too much to ask for?
I know I’m fortunate to have my health, a husband who loves me, a terrific son, and a job I can complain about. Not everyone can say the same, so I’m extremely grateful. But I wouldn’t turn my nose up at one of those cartoonishly gigantic lottery checks if one were to have my name on it, you know?
Do you worry about anything on a regular basis? What steps could you take to eliminate that worry from your life?