Have you ever reached a point in your life where you feel that, if you carry on the way you are for just one more day, you are wasting your precious time? Sometimes we operate on auto-pilot, going to work by the same route, doing a day's work, going home by the same route, getting up the next morning and doing it all over again.
"She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing." — W. Shakespeare [Macbeth]
Yesterday at work I had what a lovely friend of mine so eloquently referred to as a "tipping point". It was only the manifestation of a deeper problem, and that is I am friggin' bored with the humdrum routine. I was blessed with certain talents that I have not had the opportunity to hone, one of them being drawing and painting. I am too exhausted at the end of the day, after doing my boring, mundane job, to pick up a pencil or a paint brush.
How sad is that?
Phinnaeus at the Tide Pool
I would love to be able to have time to take some art classes and to see just what artistic abilities I do possess. I would love to be able to dabble, and draw, and nourish the artistic part of my brain that keeps calling out to me, "What about me? What about me?" We all do what we have to do in order to maintain our lives, and in do so, we forget to nourish our spirits. It becomes all about taking care of business. I don't even have time to blog anymore. How sad is that?
Yesterday one of my ex-coworkers came to visit me at the office, and she asked, "So, how is everything?" and I replied, "Same old, same old..." and then I realized how awful that sounded, and how true it was. It takes courage to make a transition, especially when we are in a comfortable