Balance

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Have you ever noticed that when things are going swimmingly in one part of your life, they promptly go to shit in another?

So while my personal and family life is just swell, professionally I feel like crap on a cracker. I'm not really at liberty to discuss the issues here (aside from a plethora of IT trouble, none of which is resolved), but suffice it to say that I would be simply delighted to find work that didn't involve politics, or working well with others, or actually having to interact with other human beings at all.

Obviously that's not going to happen. Should I be grateful that there's balance in my life, and that things don't all go to crap simultaneously? Or should I plan on some sort of psychotic break in my future?*


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*Note: There will be no psychotic break, or murderous rampage, or any other antisocial behavior with the exception of generalized whining. This shit's not that important. Although, if I have to hear "please hold for the next available agent" while attempting to resolve my IT issues one more time, I may reconsider.

13 comments:

Phiala said...

Isn't whining what the internet is for?

And sometimes it helps - I've been whining about something, and had two separate and knowledgeable people tell me that the thing I was whining about was entirely normal and happened to them too. Which in this case translates to "suck it up", but hey.

David said...

Why the "or"? It's possible to do both.

And sometimes a nice clean psychotic episode - possibly involving the wanton destruction of small objects, or at least the draining of beverages - is refreshing.

Terry Mc said...

IT can fix very few things for you, any chance of getting it fixed without them? If so, do so.

I'm not quite as lucky I suppose, since a work project can completely rule my brain and Bad Times at work generally lead to Bad Times at home. Especially now that work is at home.

On the other hand, things that pop up at home also can rule my brain and work gets about as much attention as home does when the coin is flipped.

I suppose it bodes poorly for me that the two are so closely tied and a crisis (or something good) can equally impact either work or home life.

This will all be easier the second week of Feb, which I will spend on a beach in Hawaii with wife.mc and work will cease to exist.

T

Nathan said...

Wait...you're giving up anti-social behavior?

BORING!

Janiece said...

Terry, it's an ASD fatal error, and reinstallation is not fixing it. So basically, I'm fucked.

Anne C. said...

When I feel like that (though for me it happens when my personal life is crap on a cracker), I look forward to retirement, when I can become a full-time hermit. In the meantime, part-time hermit will have to do.

Honestly, if you're feeling anti-social, I see no problem putting off what you can until the mood passes. If it's work related stress with a deadline involved, minimize what you can until the deadline passes, then put your phone on "busy" for a while. It's not always doable, but sometimes if you look at things with the question "can this be put on hold for a week" you'll be surprised how many things can.

mom in northern said...

My child you life is balanced…shit on one side and
Happy dance on the other…see…all in balance… :-)

vince said...

Your mom is very wise.

And unlike Anne, I don't look forward to being a hermit, I just look forward to only dealing with people I like and respect. A number that is ridiculously small, and sadly most of which are scattered across the country.

Jeri said...

Another sometime hermit here - like right now, for instance. (Can I take metalsmithing virtually? No? Dang.)

And I'd be ok w/ a psychotic break if my hallucinatory world were a happy place.

Instead, I'll keep working on making my real world into one.

beatricemdfr said...

Politics in the States really SUCK right now, there's no other way to say it.
Vent, vent...

Janiece said...

beatricemdfr, you got that right.

Did you retain your citizenship when you moved to France?

beatricemdfr said...

You BET I retained my citizenship. Have voted in every election except one since 1984.
Beatrice

PS It's not always better here. Don't get me started on the far right.

Janiece said...

Beatrice, I would never assume that things are "better" anywhere. In all the countries I've visited and lived in, I've found they all have different problems, requiring different solutions.

Although I will say that I consider pretty much any 1st or 2nd world country to be "better" than the Middle East in a general way. But then, being a woman who is also an Atheist, I would.