“Laziness may appear attractive, but work brings satisfaction” — Anne Frank.
Here’s a shot of the current state of the Bama/Training Room:
(We’re going to have to come up with a good name for this room). The pool table should be here within the next three weeks; I should have the electronics on the bicycle side fully functional by COB today. There’s still all of the stuff – both triathlon and Crimson Tide – that has to go up on the walls.
Busy. Busy all day. Still haven’t played a single game of golf, or spent any real time in the hammock, or signed up for a piano or language class or signed Juneau up for dog training. Haven’t gone hiking or done any midweek bike rides. NONE of the stuff that I was going to do in retirement is happening.
But I’m busy, busy all the time, and tired.
I’ve actually been considering going back to work; given that the stock has dropped A LOT, I now have considerably less money in my pocket (i.e. not in tax-deferred accounts) than I had when I retired. And it’s weird being busy all day and tired at the end of the day, but not getting paid for anything 😉
I’m also feeling a little better with respect to the reasons that caused me to get testosterone in my tuckus – while my ADD is bothering me, I suspect that that has more to do with having six things going on at once (and not being able to find anything) than it does with aging. While I am tired, my brain and body feel somewhat more functional than they were a few months ago. So I suspect I might be better able to do my job now than I was when I was doing it.
So, given all that – why haven’t I contacted my old boss and asked for my job back?
Answer: sometimes one doesn’t ask because one is afraid to hear the answer 🙂
When I explained why I was quitting to my boss, I think he was surprised to hear how poorly I’d been doing, and now I suspect that he may not want anything to do with having me on the payroll.
My normal course of action, at this point, would be to ask to have the fear removed, and then take the action I was afraid of; I’ve done the first part, and prayed about the second. I’ll wait until I get some definite response about asking to go back before I do so.
So, in the meantime, I reckon I’ll get busy on the Bama/Training room. And starting that Fourth Step. And getting the bed into the guest bedroom. And bringing over the stuff from the old garage into the new one. And getting my swim in this afternoon, and maybe a short jog as well. And getting the soundbar debugged, and spending time with tech support to find out why we’re not getting all the games on the ESPN app using our new DirecTV account, and making a noon meeting, and getting more stuff up on the walls around the house.
Sheesh. Who wouldn’t rather go to work? 🙂