Sunday, January 3, 2010
Get Back to Work, You!*
Today is my first big ole regular, apres holidaze, day of work. I am so happy. Though I've never been a workaholic, too much leisure time is just not good for me. I need a reason to get up in the morning.
I like earning money and thinking of myself as a productive member of society. It's true that many of you produce a whole hell of a lot more than I ever have; still, I'm never happier than when engaged in good, satisfying work.
The times when I've become most seriously depressed were phases of unemployment. Too much time on my hands renders me inert, lifeless. My eyes glaze over and I end up just sitting, or sleeping. In the past, when depressed, I drank too much, smoked dope until I was blotto. Neither of those activities helped lift me out of my depression, oh no, nor did they inspire me to get out there and look for work. Makes me sad just remembering. Wow.
Today is FREEZING in DC. In a few minutes I'll cross the street to my office, place an extra blanket on the massage table (even though the room I work in is toasty warm.) I'll crank up the music, crack open a jar of massage cream, sprinkle essential oils on the sheets and put my hands on people.
Life is good and I am grateful.
Matt Groening is one of my all time heroes.