Sunday, December 25

My Christmas Wish for 2012

It’s been 7 months since my last entry. The first thing I did? I checked on the blogs I’ve been following. Seems like I’m not the only one who’s been MIA --missing in action. I don’t know what their reason is for not blogging as much. I only know mine. Time. So many things to do, so little time. I’ve never been so physically tired!

1. The recession finally “hit home”. Our company had another round of layoffs and, this time, our department wasn’t spared. My position was cut. But thank God that I was given another position. I still had a job and I was so thankful!

Nine months into the new job and I am still thankful – very thankful. And also, very challenged. I have yet to learn to love the job. And my new boss. I know. I don’t have to love the job. Or my boss. It’s the ideal, but it’s not always the case. True. Loving one’s job makes working a whole lot easier. But what happens when we don’t – we don’t love our jobs or our bosses. Well, we do the best we can. We learn to deal with them. It makes working twice, thrice as hard. But we do what we need to do. Especially if lives, other than our own, depend on it.

2. Family and friends from out of country visited and stayed with me for a couple of days. I dealt with my job and my boss during the work week, while I dealt with visitors during weekends.

3. And the most insane thing of all: my Ex resigned from her job and stayed with me for about 3 months. She floated her resume hoping to land a job here in the U.S. No luck.

4. I’m now spending the holidays with my mom. Our finances are not looking good. She’s sickly. And, she appears to have a “distorted” sense of how much money we have.

I’m worried.  I need more time so I can take on a second job. That or I need to win the lotto. God help me.