Working Makes Me Feel Younger!
By Ann Huber on January 10, 2012
Yesterday was one of those days that I wondered why am I working. I am almost 60 and began a new career at 58 using Quick Books Online. The twenty years prior to that I was a stay-at-home mom, volunteer and personal assistant to my husband. That sounds a little sarcastic but I have enjoyed those roles far more than when I managed a bank and owned a cross stitch store. Raising 4 sons is fun especially when they play sports. My husband encourages me to do whatever I want...work or not work. Just be happy. So what happened to discourage me?
My business laptop crashed and now I have to find someone who can retreive my documents and emails. I did back up most of the time but the last three months have gone by and I have been so busy that I didn't follow through.
The question though that I have been asking myself is why do I feel so dumb. Surely even younger women have had problems like this. I think my expectations of myself are so high that I easily give up when something happens that causes me to question my abilities. My boss wasn't upset (or didn't seem to be) but just asked that I replicate the reports. Fine, no big deal except that it will take a lot of time to do so and as a part time employee that he tells people is over qualified, under paid and over worked, I don't want to spend hours replicating reports that he doesn't look at. The end of year reports of course, but historical reports?
Again the question is why am I working at all. Why not just enjoy going back to being a stay-at-home grandma, volunteer and personal assistant to my hubby? The answer is that it keeps me young. That's it! I feel younger when my mind is learning new things and being challanged to think. I feel younger when I have to get dressed up and drive to the big city and meet new people. I don't think I am obsessed with feeling younger but it sure spills over into every area of my life and I look forward to the next 30 years as a vivacious woman! And my hubby likes me being vivacious!!!
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