Sunday, August 23, 2009
Waiting for the Next Shoe to Drop?
Why is that so many people, including me, are under this weird sort of TENSION right now? Yes, the economy is bad. Really bad, especially in some parts of the country like Michigan, Florida and California where we have cousins barely able to make it right now in local economies that make ours look prosperous.
And yes, even those with jobs are afraid of losing them. And I know of this personally because my husband Bob is slated to lose his. They're shutting down his department and outsourcing it. We just don't know exactly when yet. So we're waiting for the shoe to drop.
But still . . . there's more . . . an unspoken tension in the air that is almost touchable. People on the road - driving much more aggressively than usual. Bickering. Back biting. Negativity. Maybe it's just me, but I'm noticing it more. I'm trying to shake it off, be positive. But sometimes I just wish I could stay in bed under a sheet and hide all day.
Sorry for this dive into self-pity. I just sense the overwhelmingness of what so many people are going through, and a fear somehow that I should be preparing for something - a BIG transition.
Hey, this is my Sunday. One more day to rest, and finish errands, chores etc. Maybe the shoe isn't really there. And maybe looking at it doesn't help. There are so many people buried under way more than shoes. Comparatively, I have few worries.