Tax Day gloom and grim or Cheshire Cat looming large?

Posted: April 15, 2009 in Art and Politics, Uncategorized

I don’t want to hear about it anymore. And perhaps you are tired of it too which could make today my lowest rated day yet. But that, quite frankly is just fine with me, since I have a ton of things to do.

Seems as if I have deadlines everyday, which is strange since I am currently unemployed. Ironically, it seems as if the entire working world out there is more than ever stressed, agitated, and frantically grasping at straws. Meanwhile a certain percentage of the unemployed seem to play along doing what we can to ease the pain with a smile on our face. Yes, we seem to be carrying out our dreams, focusing on family values, dabbling in our hobbies and otherwise living the “good life”. Has it ever occurred to you that that’s what we as human beings should be doing? Is that what that Cheshire smile really means? 

OK–I am not talking only about myself anymore. I have networked a web tighter than a black widow spider over the last 6 months, and in that time have talked with many people who also feel like a weight has been lifted since they left full time employment. Sure, losing your job is tough, but it is not the end of the world. 

I may change my mind tomorrow, but here is how I feel today and right now: cry for a day and then just enjoy it for the next month. Take this time to re-evaluate what is important to you. Refocus on family, hobbies, finances, whatever it takes to figure out your own true happiness. Then work hard and do what it takes to get there. This is your opportunity for change. You just might be surprised to find what is at the end of this unexpected twist in the road. 

—-from Alice in Wonderland:

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
 “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, 

“if only you walk long enough.”

  1. Sawyer says:

    Very cool blog! It’s great that you have such a hopeful and positive outlook while not being employed full time. I understand you do lots of community work in your field (as a volunteer). I hope the community appreciates all you do.
    I check this blog daily, and am sharing it with friends!
    Rock on!

  2. Larry Kirwan says:

    Amen! I was in a similar pickle 7 years ago, and I landed at WCPE radio. Never enjoyed a job as much.

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