Remember the Important Things

12 Aug

Two days ago I went to work at 9am and left at 9pm.

I think when someone finds that they’ve been at work for 12 hours or more in a day, they should either quit or kill themselves, so at the moment, I’m at a bit of an impasse.

Do you have any idea how much it slays me that half of my day was spend in a place I don’t like doing something I don’t enjoy?  Every time I think about it, I can feel my soul leaking out me me drop by drop.  

The real pathetic, suicide-inducing part of it is that the reason I was there so late if because I was taking off yesterday and today.  What kind of a sad existence am I living when I have to work an extra four hours in order to take off for sixteen?  Why can’t we all just agree to stop making each other miserable and collectively decide to only work eight in a day and be done with it?  

My fifteen-year-old self would murder me right now if she saw me like this: a cog, fully assimilated into the corporate machine.  

I’ve been worrying that I wouldn’t be able to relax while I’m off work and spend all the time thinking about what I’m missing out on and what exactly I was going to do with all that free time.   But just moments ago I got a text from my brother letting me know he’s on his way to the hospital with my sister-in-law, who is going into labor.   Tomorrow my nephew turns one month old and today I get a brand new niece.

I’m headed to the hospital.

 Forget work? No problem, dude. ♣


16 Responses to “Remember the Important Things”

  1. Lucy's Mom August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Jackie – great news for you and your family! Blessings and best wishes for everyone! 🙂


  2. Marylou August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    <3!! Yay! Also, I know exactly how you feel. Can I recommend …it's always a good read, only updates every couple of days, and it helps you to both learn to combat the stress of living on somebody else's schedule, and inspires you to change, giving you a light at the end of that long Corporate Tunnel. It's a good, healthy distraction from work too.


    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      this sounds fab. really fab. perhaps I should make it a daily visit. 🙂


  3. Jules August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Awesome. Another poop factoryis born!


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    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

      Hi Cathy,

      While I wouldn’t mind being included in your directory, I’m not a fan of ads on my site at the moment. But thanks for the invitation and best of luck for your site – I really appreciate you taking the time to read my brain 🙂


  5. misswhiplash August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    That’s IT.Sod work and live your life!

    You only pass this way once so make the most of it.There is no second chance!

    Congratulations on baby niece xx


    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

      so true, P. So true. Alas, I need the monies!


  6. Seasweetie August 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    That’s so cool that the babies are so close together! Congrats to your entire family – being an aunt is a most awesome thing. And I am totally sitting alongside you in that sinking ship regarding work. I actually tried to quit my second job this week, and my boss … didn’t let me? That doesn’t quite describe it, but needless to say, now there in un-needed drama.


    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

      They’re conveniently exactly one month from each other, which was nice of them to make it easy on our memories. LOL imagining the conversation that went down between you and your boss is amusing me. Sorry your out didn’t go as expected 🙂


  7. wordsweneversaid August 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    What great news!!!!

    Girls are so much fun to spoil – you will have a blast.

    I am hoping everything goes well – congratulations to you all!



    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

      Thanks so much! I sure hope it’s fun because right now it’s just a bit daunting 🙂


  8. pegoleg August 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Wow – it be rainin babies all up in where you at! Congrats in advance.


    • Jackie August 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

      pouring. I’m almost afraid one will fall out of me as if it’s a spreading infection.


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