Platform Challenge Day 3

Today’s challenge, courtesy of Writer’s digest, is Start a Writer’s Blog or write an entry in your existing blog.  For more information see:  Writer’s Digest There are No Rules Blog.

So, I just want to say that I really feel great about completing these tasks.  I wish I had a prompt like this every day.  It makes it easier to get in here and do it.

Now, here is today’s blog post:


When I was working, I had these built in high points to the day. I think of them now as gifts–little wins that gave me a mood boost.

Lunchtime: gift (although I usually worked through lunch)

Finish an assignment: gift

Friend stops by: gift

Party or other work-event: gift

Time to go home: gift

Kids are in bed (when they were younger): gift

But, now that I’m home—I feel like there are no gifts. Everyday is pretty much the same as the last and nothing is urgent or requires my presence.  However, I’m trying to change my viewpoint and look at other things as gifts.

Get through my email: gift

Make bed: gift

Empty/fill the dishwasher:  gift

Write a blog post:  gift

Lots of these things, though, just don’t feel like they are as much of a reward as the ones I had when working. Leaving work was always like just the best present, especially on Fridays.

I guess it’s a bit of ‘with the good must come the bad.’ But, do you really have to have things in your life that you hate to enjoy the good things?  I hope not even though life always has difficult moments.  I thinks its an adjustment for me, though, since I spent a lot of my time in the past really disliking the majority of my job.  I don’t know how to like my life.  But, I’m going to work on it.  Part of that work is in writing my memoir.


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