Thursday, September 29, 2011

Anxiety and life today

There are few things I hate more then unknown situations. I despise the anxiety that comes with the unknown and much of what's going on in life now is unknown.

I'm still in the thralls of selling the Cleveland house, with the buyer responsive one day and absent the next 10. As the days tick down, inevitable outcomes linger on the horizon, ones I'd rather not contemplate.

I've recently taken a new job for the company I work for. It's been 5 years since I had a change in positions, it's technically a promotion, although in today's world that doesn't come with immediate compensation. In the meantime I'm tasked with understanding a new business and how I fit in, in addition to the organization going through a massive transformation that's going to leave it looking differently next year.

The last bit of anxiety comes from watching my daughter adjust to kindergarten. In some respects she is doing fine, she's taken to the learning quickly and is making huge progressions in comprehension and reading. On the other hand, I've noticed a change in her demeanor and she doesn't appear to be having a ton of success in the social aspect of kindergarten (or her new pre-school class). It's upsetting her and it's upsetting me, as like the roller skating teaching, there is little I can actually do, it's all about teaching at this point and hoping she adapts. It doesn't ease the frustration.

Given all of that, I just haven't had a lot of time to update the blog. My whining about this stuff is the best you are likely to get for a while. Apologies for that, as there are a ton of topics I'd love to be writing about in today's world, hopefully by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I'll have a better handle on things.

I can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but being a singer is currently on hiatus as well, the guitarist of the group I was with, decided that he had too many personal things he needed to spend time on and the bassist and drummer, just didn't have the heart to try and find another guitarist, so I'm an 'unemployed' musician again. It's bittersweet as it means I'll have to find another group to sing with, but nice as I could see myself mentally exploding from adding it to the balancing act I already have going on.

Until next time take care, and here's my thought for the day: Banning books is never an acceptable practice!

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