Things is the new Everyone

Click over to your favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase:“_____ is the new _____.”There’s your post title. Now write!

I’m going to use Deb‘s blog and her latest post See It, Want It, Take It, Have It, which gives me the title you see. I’m not sure I could have asked for a better one with both where my mind has been over the last week or so and recent post suggestions that appear to have seemed to be around a theme for me.

I have had some opportunities come up career-wise recently. One of the main factors that I have been chewing over is the amount of time I would have to spend away from home. Having done it before, I have some experience on which to speak.

When I worked away every week, I had made the decision to dedicate a period of my life to career building. While I’m happy to have done it and think it was the right decision at the time, a lot people I know were building other things – marriages, children etc! What my career building had got me was the chance to have things.

Where I stand now is that I’m happy. Yes, maybe too comfortable, but happy. I’ve been able to see friends at evenings, watch TV, do some exercise, play with the cat… These are all (for the most part) activities that are possible while being away from home but aren’t as convenient. They all, though, make me happy. I’ve laughed this week as Moo put his head under a tap to look at the water hitting the sink and got soaking wet and I (perhaps strangely!) enjoyed building flat pack furniture. I’ve just finished helping my cousin with his computer. Away from home, this couldn’t happen.

So I’ve been thinking a lot about Deb’s post. I might not want the new job, I might not book a holiday when I don’t want to go on my own and I may not kiss her when I’m pretty sure she doesn’t want me to. But I’m also pretty sure that something becomes an opportunity by not taking another. At the moment I don’t want things to be the new everyone. Putting myself in a position to get things isn’t a priority, but spending time with people important to me is.

As a new door opens we close the ones behind
And if you search your soul I know you’ll find…

Not Me, Not I by Delta Goodrem

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