Senior Life

Climbing Out of Quicksand

Ever have a day where you feel as if you are stuck in quicksand? Not that I’ve ever been in quicksand, but today I feel that way. Nothing seems to interest me. I can’t get inspired or motivated by anything. Sigh.

There are many things I could accomplish, but I don’t have energy to apply. This happens to me occasionally, but I’ve never been able to understand what causes it. Perhaps it is not having any commitments, and not having anyone, human or pet, who needs my attention. Looking back over my life, it seems I’ve always been taking care of someone or following through on commitments (mostly work life).

Now I’m retired. I live alone. I am dependent on myself to make a good day. I’ve been thinking a lot about getting a fish. A fish wouldn’t require a lot of clean up, like a cat or dog. I know I’m missing my furry family a lot. I’m also missing my hubby. Someone who I can talk to, or who will interrupt me when I’m concentrating on writing.

I used to think I was an introvert who could live alone without any companionship. God showed me this isn’t true. So today I may venture to a pet store and purchase a fish. Maybe that will give me a branch to climb out of the quicksand. Anyone a fish fan?

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