Things have not gone the way I wanted or imagined. Maybe a lot of people feel that way. But now that I have lived more than half my life, I can look back and think of what I have and what I could have had…and of course what I really wanted!
My first thought is always that I never thought I would be alone at this point in my life. I am and always will be a romantic and believe that there is a someone for everyone. But where is mine someone? All my life I have not even met anyone that I would want to be with. So what happened? Where did I miss my chance? Did I even have a chance to begin with? I will never know the answers to those questions. I know I am still a romantic and always hope for the best.
I never thought I would be working this much! Of course not! I was supposed to be married and have someone else take care of me. I would have worked but given it up when I had children. But none of that happened, so here I am working my behind off without any end in sight.
I never really wanted to have my own children because I believed in adoption. I also had no real desire to be a parent (have my own kids or adopted). But according to the norms of life it was something that was going to happen …it happens to everyone – right? I took this for granted so much that I never thought it would not happen to me. I saw my friends and cousins, get educated and get married and having kids. Some were still working while some quit after kids. And that is how I thought my life would turn out to be. Well…destiny had other plans for me. For once my desire to never be a parent turned out to be granted to me. There were some points in my life where I would really have a strong need to be a mother. But now with years that has passed and I have no desire to be a mother anymore.
I knew I would be working – for how long I did not know. But what I did not anticipate was how challenging each work-place would be. I always believe that we live life to improve ourselves to make us a better person and work towards a better life. That is how I wanted my work to be too. But it seems that I am only going downhill in life. There is no improvement in working conditions and my colleagues are getting worse to deal with. Every place I have worked there has been that one challenging person in the department who has felt threatened by me. Why? I am such a low key person. I like achieving goals, but I don’t take them away from anyone. I only do what other people don’t want to do, yet I have still be ostracized because of that. All of these nemesis have been women. Most of my sounding boards and supporters have been male colleagues. I was lucky to have them or I would have thought I was going crazy! This downhill work-place issue seems to be a never ending process. WHY? If destiny had decided that I was not going to have a home life why not give me a satisfying professional life?
I never thought I would be so socially isolated. I have always had many friends. I enjoy their company and cannot imagine not socializing – even if it is for a short while. I have had all kinds of friends. Lately I am realizing that all my friends have turned into “phone” friends. Most of my friends from other cities have become my true friends while where I live – West Palm Beach – does not have the kind of people I can socialize with. WHY? Again – destiny!
I go through life sometimes thinking that I am living someone else’s life. How can this be my life? There is no love, no happiness, no family, no friends, no professional satisfaction. there is nothing in my life that I thought I would have. There is absolutely nothing in my life that gives me happiness. I just feel like an ant – just going out there, getting food and coming back. There is not one thing that inspires me to keep going. I am just sitting on a Ferris wheel going round and round and round… and sometimes not even that – my situation has not stayed the same, it has only worsened.
I keep thinking next year will be different and my quality of life will improve. Things do change but for me ... not for the better…..I am waiting……