My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Life Changes

Blog Prompt - What is changing in your life right now?

When I retired, I thought that my life would just be a routine laid back kind of life. Instead, it is constantly changing. I guess part of the problem, like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, is that I can’t say no.

We are preparing to go on three cruises which will visit the Caribbean and South America. Because my husband doesn’t “plan” our trips, these get arranged on spur of the moment, which means I never know what I’m going to be doing in the near future at any given time. Since I am such a creature of habit and routine, I have had to change my whole mental attitude and learn to “go with the flow.” When I start feeling anxious about this lack of routine, I try to give myself pep talks about how I would feel if my husband suddenly died. I would regret not doing all of these wonderful things he cooks up. I tend to get a pissy attitude while I’m having to pack at the last minute and get the bills paid and get the house/mail taken care of, I never regret taking our trips. I just wish I could learn to relax more before we go and quit worrying about all the things I need to do or things I might forget. This is the major change of attitude in my life.

Original image: 'Stress' David Friel

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Me too Pat! When I stopped working it drove me nuts. Didn't know what to do with myself all day long. I get tired of just sitting around. Thats when I started my online business and I'm busier than ever.

Hang in their gf. I always enjoy sitting outside and having a little cocktail to relax. Tonight we are going to go to an open area and watch the night time launch of the space shuttle. Thats always relaxing.