2016 is two months old and we have a bonus day this month. I sat down to think about where life has taken me so far this year. It has been the start of new adventures. I am working my way through what working will mean this chapter; what do I want to do and what is necessary to support a roof over my head. It is easier to say what I won’t do at this stage of life. I won’t physically grow or reproduce. Functional activity is key to my mental wellbeing.
Google states the following as a description for life and I agree:
February 29, 2016 is my day to take stock, the bonus day when, yes the usual business of life must be attended to, but it should also serve as an added day of reflection and planning. Here’s what I know so far:
- I need to reinvent employment. Four months remain on my unemployment payments and as meager as they are, they count toward buying the groceries and paying the mortgage.
- That leads me to number two. The mortgage has to go. I have outlived the usefulness of this home, it is too large and after ten years it is time for it and I to part ways.
- This is the beginning of my fourth year outside the world of suits, high heels and fashion. Time to clean out the closets; moving will necessitate a reduction in inventory. While this climate requires seasonal wardrobe changes, I can simplify the number of choices.
Interestingly, as I write my thoughts, it occurs to me if I were to look back at where I was on the last February 29th I would have to go back four years. There have been a lot of therapeutic misadventures along the way.
What are you doing with your bonus day?