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Write me a story?

So real life has taken a turn for the worse... *glares at reality* After reading about some of things that other people have going on, I really feel guilty about complaining. I suppose everything is relative though.

The boyfriend and I were supposed to go on vacation this Thursday. We were heading to our cabin in Virgina for a week. Between graduate school and the two jobs, it's extremely hard for me to get away. Now because of his serious back problem and the need for him to find a new doctor, it's not going to happen. I don't blame him because he has to put his health first. I know I shouldn't whine about it, but I was looking forward to the break. I *needed* the break. But alas, I shall continue to march.

I've got stacks of cases sitting on my desk at work and lots of school work that I've let slide that needs attention so I suppose that's what I'll be doing over the holiday break. I'm not going to take any days off from work though. I've got a strange mental block when it comes to taking time off. If I'm not leaving town, I can't justify it in my mind. I've always been weird like that. Sure, I've got over two months of leave on the books, but god forbid I take a day off. I need to work on that. lol

So basically, will someone write me a story? A drabble? Anything?

I feel like writing, but I'm afraid I'll start killing off characters. I tend to do that when I need to vent. :)

If anyone is still reading this, thanks for listening.

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nightrider101
Nov. 20th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
We HAVE been brainwashed! I never thought about it like that, but you're exactly right! I'm going to work on taking more time for myself. I'm not going to make any promises on how that's going to turn out...

I'm actually working at the hospital on Thanksgiving day. Yep, life of the party down here. lol I go in at 3:30am, but I get off at 12:00 so I'll have time to do something.

Thanks for listening and just being kind. That actually going a long way. :)
beachtree
Nov. 20th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, look, real-time!

I try to be better now, after about 7 years of total brainwashing from certain employers, but then again, I grew up with that conditioning in place already, so I may be a lost cause. However, after those 7 years, I just want to curl up and do nada. That's burnout. Beware! Knowing and trying to avoid it is the way to start. Then, all those other forces come into play. Jeez.

I worked a couple of Thanksgivings at the hospital too when I was an administrator not quite high enough on the totem pole. It wasn't so bad since it was sort of festive and I was out by midday. I hope yours doesn't drag and it's uneventful.

Thanks for making me FEEL like I did something. I tried!

I do hope you have a wonderful day and find some time just for yourself. I think we're supposed to have fairly good weather for getting out and about.
nightrider101
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think we had a similar upbringing. My father was very big on the whole working thing. :)

I don't mind working the holidays. I'm required to work one major holiday a year and Thanksgiving is the least important one to me. I can eat after I get off work.

You did help! I've been in a constant state of shock since I came to LJ. Everyone has been so kind to me. I feel like I actually have friends in the virtual world who care. :) I suppose I should get over myself and start looking at the good things. lol

The weather on the west coast has been lovely. I might take my paper and pen and haul off to the beach. Maybe I can figure out how to write myself out of the corners I've been backed into with my stories. lol
beachtree
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
My father? Born in a suit. He works seven days a week and takes Christmas off, but other than actual out of town/country vacation time, he's all about the work. Even now. Sound familiar? ; ) Mom wasn't far behind.

I never minded not having the typical holidays off (July 4th, etc.,) as long as things did downshift and I still spent some time with people I wanted to be with. I can't imagine flying up to New England just for the day. That I really don't understand. As you say, still plenty of time to eat! My "free time" won't start until noon on Thursday, but I won't begin the day until about six. Not quite the same!

You do have friends in this "other" world who care. And, from experience, I can tell you that it carries over when/if you meet in RL. It's just the same. Who knew?

It's beautiful on this coast too. There's enough of a breeze not to be too windy, but it's dry and pretty sunny. Perfect for being at the beach and letting your mind take you wherever.

Enjoy, whatever you decide!