Go Back to Work

My Window to a new world 
Reading the news, you would think that every one who lost their jobs because of the virus can't wait to get back to work.

Politicians,  Business Leaders, and workers themselves,  many of them are rallying to get back to work.

My friends and some family can't wait for things to go back to normal so they can get back to work.

I wonder about this. Reviewing surveys before the virus hit,  anywhere between 50% to 85% of workers surveyed didn't like their jobs.

So why do so many of us want to get back to something we are so unhappy about.

I think this is something to really consider.

I would guess that most of my horse friends and acquaintances would rather be outside with their horses than go back to the office.  I know I did. The only positive thing I had during the Mortgage Industry collapse which I worked in for several years, is the time spent on my farm with my animals.  I didn't want to go back to the office, but I needed the money.

I am going to take a wild guess here that alot of people need to go back not want to go back because of money. They need to pay the bills.  Understandable.

And there are some of us who find purpose in our work,  have good friends and community at work but wish they didn't have to work so much.

This was my situation when I owned my pet sit business.  I loved the animals, my clients and the homes I cared for. I just wish I didn't have to work seven days a week,  rarely a day off, work with the flu and colds,  a sprained ankle and a car that needed repairs because I couldn't afford to take time off.

So. What is the truth. Do we really want to go back to work. Or something different.

Right now. I'm not working.

I am contemplating and visioning what work, how much work and what kind of lifestyle I want to have during this time and after the virus works itself through.

How do I want to spend my precious time?

How do I want to support myself?

This forced time off is a disguised blessing for those of us alive and not suffering.  No one can predict what is going to happen tomorrow,  this summer,  the Fall or next year. It is all speculation.

The blessing is to have the time to prepare myself for uncertainty, to live my values and not listen to the drumming crowds.

To listen to my own heart.

How do I want to spend my time on this precious Earth.

Who do I want to be from deep within myself.

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