January 14th, 2008 (09:34 pm)
current mood: quixotic
Every time I see the LiveJournal page that says x weeks since last post I feel a little guilty. I must have gone through fifty or more posts in my head, but none of them seem to have made it as far as the keyboard. I seem to have been living in a state of inertia and laziness over the last few months, but I'm not desperately surprised at this. I think I'm one of those people who needs a good poke now and again to get moving. Guilt at things left undone sometimes stirs me, but not always, and not often enough.
Anyway, I refuse to make any resolutions this month because I'll spend far too much time breaking them, making excuses as to why I'm breaking them and spending far too much time feeling guilty about breaking them than actually doing anything productive. But I am going to try and think seriously about a number of things this month. Even if I don't do much it will beat stagnating. Number one is the job. I've been doing this job for nearly two years. It's underpaid, sometimes stressful, and can involve a two hour commute each way. I stay because I like the people I work with and I hate change. I really hate change. This probably explains why I am still living at home, when I should really have moved out a year or more ago. Annoyingly, prospective flatmate has been seconded to Scotland, which makes it a bit harder, but not impassable. I also need to go out more - and not to the same places I've been going to for the last few years. Sure, the easy option involves CSI/NCIS/Bones/L&O/Criminal Minds (do you sense a theme here?) plus knitting, or alternately the great Dorothy Sayers/Georgette Heyer/Janet Evanovich reread I've been enjoying lately, but I can't do that forever. I don't want to look back at my 20's and think, boy that was a great decade for television. I'm not planning on meeting Mr. Right, setting the career world on fire, or travelling the world, although all of those would be nice, but I want more than what I have at the moment.
One of the best things I think I can probably do is the exercise the phrase I can't do that, because....... from my vocabulary.There's actually a pretty good chance I can do that, but I just don't want to. Or am scared to do it.
Anyway, talk, or type, is cheap as they say, but I hope that in a couple of months I will have done something that makes me feel good. Sure I'll probably still be at home and in the same job, but hopefully I won't have that ever present sense of things undone. And I really hope that there won't be that many unanswered emails in my inbox, or phone calls I haven't returned, because that's really starting to make me ashamed of myself.
Just so I can end on a lighter note, here, knit your own disturbing sweater. Electro music optional if you can hit the mute key quickly enough.