Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hindsight: Sentiments

Having been out of work for more than a year when I first move here gave me the stress I have never experienced when I was still working. Strange but true. Work is one of the reasons why people are stressed out. But I have never realized that being at home and not working is more stressful than having a real job. Well, I guess housework is a real job now.

I have also realized that housework is more taxing than making lesson plans, checking papers, computing grades and other teaching-related functions that I used to do. My mind is more restless just to think what I will cook for supper than when I was thinking about the next lesson to teach my students.

Well, being a stay-at-home wife is a noble profession. And just like any profession, you also get some benefits from it. You may not get paid as much as a regular employee but certainly you get the rewards that you cannot get elsewhere.

That was my sentiments four years ago.


Fast forward to the future… my sentiments turned 360 degrees. I got the job and I should be happy and stress-free. Surprisingly, I am not. Is it normal? Is it just a passing of time? Is it just human instinct? Is it just common as common cold? Is it just seasonal as the season? Or is it just me, being a wimp?

Rewind to the present... my sentiments went down like a mercury to freezing point. I want to cool down, lay low and slow down. I want to have more time at home even just doing chores because I don't have time no more and my laundry is mountainous, my dishes pile is gigantic and my mess in the bedroom is phenomenal. Now, here I am being a wimp.

Moments like these come and go. Holding on or holding your head up above waters makes the difference. Life is always a learning and re-learning experience. And only one thing is sure… it is always inevitable. Yes, I am indeed a wimp. hayyy


Ruthilicious... absent in the Classroom, present in the Chatroom. She blogs when she is NOT Facebooking doing chores and she blogs while she is ALSO Facebooking doing chores.

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betchai said...

oh, my laundry is mountainous too, our house and bedroom a mess :( but sometimes, it is not so much because of time but how i spend my time :( when i get home sometimes, i just turn on my computer, and there! i am lost!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I think you are just like the rest of us---HUMAN.... We humans are never satisfied. If we work, we are stressed and yearn not to be working. If we don't work, we are stressed and yearn to be working.... Guess we are never satisfied.... ha ha... BUT--the good news is that we manage to get through it all, and even during the stress we find happiness and blessings all around us.

Cher said...

"But I have never realized that being at home and not working is more stressful than having a real job." ~ i so agree!

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