My Happy Place

Meet Jane. Jane is a normal girl living a normal life. This is her life:

6:45 a.m: Jane’s alarm clock goes off. She moans, growls, hits the snooze, rolls over and tries to pretend she’s not awake. She doesn’t want to get up yet. Her mind goes over all the responsibilities and obligations for the day.

7:00-8:00 a.m: Jane readies herself for work, all-the-while dreading going to work…so wishing she didn’t have to go in today.

8:00-11:55 a.m: Jane waits anxiously for her lunch break.

12:00-1:00 p.m: Jane spends the first half of her lunch break re-visiting a scene that happened yesterday…what she said and did and how her friend reacted. She considered what she and her friend could have done differently. She wishes she had been more kind. Jane spends the second half of her lunch break dreading her break being over and having to get back to work.

1:00-5:00 p.m: Jane waits anxious for the work day to end.

5:00-6:00 p.m: Jane is frustrated and irritated with traffic…with the lines at the deli….with everything keeping her from getting home and finally enjoying her day!

6:00-10:00 p.m: Jane can’t wait for bed.

10:00-11:00 p.m: Jane worries about work tomorrow: her obligations, her responsibilities…

And so Jane’s day rolls in to another day.

Toward the end of the week she begins to wait for the weekend…but when the weekend arrives, she begins to dread the coming week. Weeks turn in to months and months turn in to years: Jane’s life.


(to be continued)



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