July 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm 7 comments

It’s the day after a holiday, so my whole work week timing is off.  I’m still mellow from the weekend and getting a lot done, both fun and practical, but my 5a.m. dream keeps niggling at me to pay attention.  I was drving on a road that disappeared, landing me in an interesting, but very dark woods, with a construction guy pointing to the side, saying, “there’s a couple jobs over there.”  That should be my wake-up call, literally, the clarion call of Get Going, but still, I feel myself just sauntering along with an it-will-work-out attitude that is somewhere between faith and denial. 

So while I’m reading about how great it is when plans come together and that you can’t live a dream without having a dream, and all the other wonderful advice out there, I’m making a list in my head. 

1. Do one thing to wrap up my job.

2. Do one thing to work towards a new job/career.

3. I learned one new word: flense.

4. I found an old word I had used once in an essay: moldering. 

So this isn’t the greatest list in the world, since I went from an action check-off list to things that made me happy.  That’s just how my brain works.  For you organized folks, I should really make #3 Learn a new word – read something interesting, and then I could put Flense and Moldering under there with nice little checkmarks. 

And maybe on tuesdaywednesday, I will start my list in the morning, and it will be organized and I will check things off and it will be another good day.


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Idling in Inertia Peeking Down Driveways

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  • 1. Meagan  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I saw your comment on pajamadays, and I was immediately drawn to our similarities. Then I visited your blog and saw even more we have in common. Is there a way to follow your blog? I couldn’t find it. I love your TuesdayWednesday list

    • 2. ericahostetler  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Hi Meagan – thanks for your note. I thought we had a lot in common too and glad you like my posts. I went through several of your past posts, too.
      I’m fairly new to blogging, so I’ll have to investigate how to follow a blog. I know it can be done – a friend of mine did it. It’s just a click away somehow!
      Thinking of family time – my grown daughter, son, and her significant other went to the beach town we frequented when she and her sister were little. It’s nice to have that semi-traditional place be carried on – nice to really know she appreciated it and is sharing it.

  • 3. Lucia Sciore  |  July 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    What’s a flense? Don’t tease…it’s unbecoming!

    • 4. ericahostetler  |  July 8, 2010 at 5:56 am

      Flense is to strip the skin and blubber away (as from a whale). I was reading a man’s experience in dealing with prostate cancer and he was talking about his need to be alone, to strip away all the excess from his life and crystallize it down to just the important parts. When you add flense to those actions it makes it quite powerful. Ah, the magic of good writing and a thesaurus!


  • 5. libravirgo923  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Are you contemplating at night? Because it seems as though your dream is right in line with guiding you into the unknown future of your new life. And though the woods were dark (unknown) they were interesting – and inside was someone there to guide you to the work 🙂


  • 6. pajamadays  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

    What a great descriptive word! Flense. Lists are good – I live by lists. They keep me focused and allow me to “check” things off and feel like I have accomplished a task. Good luck to you with the job search.

    – Emily

  • 7. pajamadays  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

    BTW – if you go to your “widgets” you can add an option for people to subscribe to your blog. Be sure to add an RSS feed as well, that is a separate widget. WordPress makes it really easy!


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