Well going back to work has sure taken it’s toll on me. I am so tired I can hardly function and when I try and do anything on the computer I fall asleep! The thing is, studying, working and still maintaining this house is not something I have had to do for quite sometime. My hours are 8.30am till 2 pm, not a lot of hours one would say, but here’s the kicker, I haven’t actually left at 2pm since I started. I can’t seem to get everything done in those hours. But its been good to work back in my old office with my old aunt & cousin, my cousin is very quirky as in, strange, but I have been getting along with him famously since I started, which has made a huge difference, since we never used to get along at all.
Running a trust account again has been challenging, getting the bank to always balance and having no discrepancies has been super fun….NOT! The systems that are in place aren’t the same ones we used to have, everything is different and apparently easier, but I gotta tell you it is super complicated and not at all as easy at it used to be.
Getting up and getting to work on time has been the biggest challenge. The jobs I used to take my time with of a morning now get raced through, all of a sudden my mornings are stupid like they once were 10+ years ago, the bonus now is I don’t have any kids to get ready for school. I guess I will get back into the swing of things, it will certainly take a bit longer than it used to, I find that at 51 (52 in December) I am not as quick as I used to be, my brain isn’t as sharp as it used to be and I am finding it a bit difficult not doing anything creative during the day.
Studying is ridiculous, I am way too impatient to do all this study, I am googling everything instead of reading the manuals, these things are hundreds of pages long, who’s got time for that?! I just hope I get the answers the way they want them lol. As a creative I find this course extremely boring HOWEVER, I know it will lead me to better things in the near future. I think sometimes we have a tendency to wait around for things to drop in our laps magically, especially if you are a person of faith like myself, I am guilting of this, I pray Lord, I read the Bible now where’s all my good stuff, where’s all these blessings? Thing is, while the Bible is full of blessings, they aren’t given away for free you have to work for them in one way or another, scripture says “I will bless the fruit of your hands”. Funny thing will all this is I was petitioning God for registration money for our car, and he gave me a job, so there you have it, work for it! I am actually excited to see where this will lead, my heart is with coaching so I hope that becomes the plan. There isn’t too much I haven’t done in the real estate industry, I just need to refresh all my knowledge.
So for all of you ladies or men who are going back to work in your 50’s after a long break I am with you! I know your pain and I know your tiredness lol!