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Soul Sucking

It’s been a while. In fact, it’s been so long that I can’t tell you what my last post was about. I need to blog in order to meet my goals for my writer’s group though so… Here I am. 🙂

Things are… odd. I’m still doing the job that sucks at my soul on a daily basis. I haven’t found the balance that I wanted to find which would let me do my job and still do the things I love. I’ve found that once again I’m being sucked into a void that is hard to see out of most days.

When I mention feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, the response I get from most people is either that it’s my own fault (poor boundaries, a bad attitude, etc.) or that I’m just not cut out to be a social worker (aka I’m too weak to do the job). I’ve known for a while now that my current job isn’t for me. The only reason I continue to do it is because I have bills and responsibilities and therefore can’t just quit my job like I did in my twenties because I’m unhappy. If I could walk into my office tomorrow and say, “I quit” it would be a glorious day. But I know that quitting a job in this job market without having another job lined up first is plain stupid. So I keep working. And I keep slipping.

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I know I’m hopelessly behind in my Photo-A-Day posts.  I’m hoping to get caught up soon though!  It’s been all sorts of crazy around here between being sick, work, home stuff and stress in general. Plus it’s getting to be nice out and that pretty much means I don’t want to do anything.  I want to be somewhere on a lake in the sun and when I’m not, I get grumpy.  Pretty much all of my friends are teachers too and they keep talking about how many days they have left until vacation.  I’m jealous. 🙂

I’ve been writing and knitting and even made a necklace this week for my Bestie’s birthday.  Photos of those things (well, minus the writing) will be shared soon too!

Until then, have a good one! 🙂


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