Monday, November 23, 2009

Life Transitions

It occurs to me, as I advise Kay to beware of paralysis by analysis, that I told her a little bit ago that I'd start writing again if she would; and she started up again awhile ago.

I am conscious of a degree of hopelessness in terms of seeing significant improvement in the state of the Union, and of a lack of any optimism at all about the State of California. I am conscious of some level of anxiety about the change in my personal situation from employed to 'retired' and my impending move away from California. Having said all that, I really can't say why I stopped writing. (I am bitterly disappointed that we appear to be letting the opportunity to enact universal health coverage get away from us, but I don't think that alone was the issue.)

It has occurred to me that I write about politics, etc., because it's easy to identify the issues and potential solutions. I seldom write about what's going on with myself because I don't believe I'm that interesting in the first place and I tend to deny the issues anyway. I confess that I was concerned about losing 30-some pounds over a six-month period, but that seems to be due to ulcerative colitis which apparently will aggravate me for the duration but won't kill me - much like that big honking clot in my right leg.

I have resigned from my job as of last week, and I expect to leave California in my rear-view mirror within six weeks. In a sense then the hard part is over because without a job I can't afford to stay in California anyway. I'm committed, and it's just a matter of getting up onto I-40 and aiming the vehicle east.


Blogger Rain said...

Well good for Kay getting you to write again. Good luck with your transition and I hope you continue writing whatever it is that interests you. You might be surprised to find it interests other people also.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Kay Dennison said...

That's right -- blame me!!!!! LOL -- just kidding!!!

So where are you heading? Anywhere near me so we can sit down and chat? Just remember, if you're in Ohio and don't call, I will track you down!!!! LOL

1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kay did well! Do let us know where you are and what you are doing. (That it took me so long to see this posting is a testament to how long it's been since my visits were rewarded by finding a new posting!) ; )
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P.S. Yes, I care about your "political" postings, but I also care about what you are experiencing.

9:54 AM  
Blogger popps said...

It's the same for me, interested in it all, keep writing and good luck with your move which is to where?

3:54 AM  

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