My Twilight Zone

Years ago, there was a television series called, The Twilight Zone.  Overall, it dramatized the short story, using science fiction, mystery, and thrill.  I only watched a few episodes in the series to know that all these years later, I have officially entered into my own Twilight Zone.  Case in point, have you ever operated in an environment where you observe decision makers approving proposed solutions equivalent to the demolition of an entire building in an effort to fix a few minor cracks in the foundation?  Or better yet, give guidance on how to treat a minor rash on one's elbow.  The solution: chop off the whole arm.  Huh?! [I can't!]

While this organized chaos makes up ~ 25% of my day, it's enough to make anyone frustrated...people are disengaged, disgruntled, and feel like human cattle capital.  There is a significant absence of the spirit of participation, so much so that it's now contracted out.  The only way people get involved is by getting assigned to it.  It's definitely not a formula for improved morale.

As of late, I've been diligently working to put my 25% of this chaos into a rational system.  I absorbed words a very popular speaker told me - she said, "...your job (9-5) should be viewed as your investor..."  This was as a result of her efforts in encouraging the start-ups/entrepreneurs in the room.  Our take away was to understand that our day job is a temporary solution to our long term vision of building our businesses.  Personally, I found this to be an effective way to help put things into perspective.

Like anyone else living this human experience, some days are better than others...seasons come around.  On those days where things are so politically charged, I've chosen to speak my position and move on.  If I'm heard, that's great!  If I'm not, now that I have such low expectations, my hope is that it doesn't bother me as much.  The only thing I have control over is the manner I choose (because it is a choice) to respond/react.  On some level, I truly believe this adversity is meant to teach me something.  While I try to figure it out, my get right is to continue to remind myself of the path I'm suppose to walk and the road map I've built to get there to achieve continued success in my most important roles as Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur.  

Anyone else feel like this?  I can't be the only one....

Thanks for reading!
Danielle
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4 Comments :

  1. I like the quote and advice about our 9-5. It comes at the right time for me. Can we say affirmation? Ever onward. Love it. Andrea @ be-quoted.com #sitssharefest

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    1. Thanks Andrea! When I first heard the speaker say that we should look at our 9-5 a little differently, it helped me put a few things in perspective. I also have to remind myself more than once/twice a week...it helps!

      I'm so glad you got affirmation...and thanks for reading!

      -Danielle

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  2. I believe that my "work" is what pays the bills and my blogging and other activities is what I love. I am a firm believer in that. We are always seeking and hopefully we'll find what our hearts desire. Visiting from #SITSsharefest.

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    1. Yes! I agree w/you...having a firm belief always help keep it all in perspective.

      Thanks for reading and I appreciate your thoughts!

      -Danielle

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