Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another Day's End

Well, another day has come to end, as far as working the daycare. Overall, it has been a good day. I had a small group today and nothing to do this evening except relax with my grandson. He has grown to be quite the busy one these days. He's standing alone for long periods and stepping while holding on, at least, with one hand.

When I first set out to blog, I wanted to learn new ways to get through some tough times. As I reflect on todays readings, I have learned that many people go through the exact same things that I go through. Somehow, I find that a relief.

Being so isolated and my job being in the house, it seems this is where most of my life is. I call it "cooped-up-itis." To transition to another place i.e. changing closes, getting into the car, adjusting to a new environment, etc. can be quite challanging. One develops a comfort zone when in the same place or space for an extended amount of time. Sometimes, the world outside can feel almost threatening, quite uncomfortable.

Blogging has really helped to kind of break that cycle for me. It is still difficult to make the transition into other environments, but I'm working on it. It has been a challenge.

Thanks all you bloggers! :)

3 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I took a year to start my online biz...and I HAD to go find something part time, cos I was so isolated..in retrospect, this may have contributed to my depression as I was diagnosed shortly after I went back to work....I dont think it was the work, l' still there..but isolated on a rural farm miles from anywhere..

lori vliegen said...

oooh, yes, i also suffer from "cooped-up-itis" from time to time. some days i go to the grocery store just to be around people! and i agree...it's always nice to hear that all of this is "normal" and other people go through many of the same challenges!

have a super weekend, presious! :)

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I am not cooped up and I still get it! Blogging is a great way to connect with people. I spend time alone a lot and do not have a big social network outside of work and home - blogging has been a life saver for me. Helps to vent now and then.