Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wasted Opportunities

I was laid off from work in November of  2009.  I went back to work on August 30, 2010.  That's what?  About 9 months.  And looking back, I feel as tho I wasted the time I had off.

At first I was sick...then it was take time to get ready for the holidays.
In February I got my real estate license.

Still.....I read only 6 or 7 books and two of those I read twice (the Twilight series).
I made one pair of curtains.
I did take alot of pictures but feel that I should have taken more.

Why didn't I sew more?  Or read more?  What is my excuse?  I have no idea...but now that I'm back to work, I wish I had done more with that time I had off because now that I don't have the time, I am wishing that I did.

I didn't sew because I'm afraid to cut the material on my own and I couldn't get my mom to help me.

I didn't read more...well, I don't know.

I had quiet time for 8 hours a day for a long stretch of time before I took the girls out of daycare two and then three days a week.

I could have painted the bedroom like I wanted.

Don't get me wrong...I did do some things.....

I painted the rocking chairs on the front porch.

I painted the lamp post.

I filled in the nail holes in the molding.

But guess what? 

The bedroom has still not been painted.

The molding isn't even painted and still needs caulk to fill in some gaps.

There is a stack of books waiting to be read.

There are pillows looking for new covers.

I wish I could get some of that time back and do those things I didn't do.


  1. I think quiet time is time well spent.

  2. Even though I'm behind a computer all day, I have to solve problems, attend meetings, etc. Then I'm coaching kids, or fixing computers, or something is pulling at me to do something.

    Goodness, quiet time would sure be nice. And about the stuff that needs to be done? They'll get done after the more immediate needs get done.

  3. A) What Ben said.

    B) It is a basic law of human nature that the busier you are, the more you get done.

    C) At first you were probably a little depressed because you got laid off. Then, the whole situation with your brother....depression makes getting up and going hard.

  4. hi Sarah. :)
    I know you guys are right....I just feel like I could have been more productive. Oh well.