By Andrea Watson April 4, 2021 Here we are at the beginning of a second year of covid. Most of us are feral by now, life is completely turned upside down. Political turmoil rules the land. There are new rules, new norms. Some of us have been so immobilized by our depression that we canContinue reading “Pushing Your Creative Boundaries”
Caregiver work is rewarding and fulfilling. Often the people who hold these types of jobs love the work and the people passionately. I know I did. I worked as a supervisor at a house where we cared for two young adult ladies who were severely disabled to the point of not being able to dress, feed, or toilet themselves. There is a dire need for people to fill these types of positions. Other caregiver roles include such things as working in day programs for the developmentally disabled, nursing, geriatric care, hospice, or CNA work. There is also a dire need for these types of positions to be filled as well. These jobs include a wide range of duties and require an array of certifications depending upon what the position is. Some of these jobs pay very little. For example, as a supervisor in my care giving job, I only made $13.50 per hour. Some positions, like nursing, pay more.
My sister says that because of Covid, we are all going feral, and I agree with her. Lucky for me, I’ve been feral all along. This is not to say that Covid hasn’t screwed with me, because it definitely has. I just don’t struggle to shrug off social norms and niceties because it’s something I’ve always been good at. So, as new “feral” humans, we have discovered this whole new reality and state of being. Time doesn’t seem to matter as much anymore. We feel lazier, we have no time for the how-do-you-do-and-shake-hands. We either relate to another person or we don’t, no time for BS. Masks are an integral part of our faces now. We feel naked without them. There is sort of a weird sort of freedom in that; we can go anywhere hiding our faces, concealing ourselves, protecting our identities and privacy and nobody thinks twice. Feral.
We all know that the sum of ourselves does not just boil down to a zodiac sign. For example, I’m a Taurus. While it is true that I love beauty, food, and sex (not necessarily in that order), there is far more to me than just my stubbornness (see what I did there? Haha.) So let me preface this post by saying that no, I am not generalizing all Scorpios, I am just pointing out some observed common traits without expecting all of them to fit every individual who qualifies. Okay? So let’s go Celebrate those introverted little fireballs! 🤗
Here I am again, folks! Talking about how to live a happier life with another list of ten. I just love wellness, don’t you? I sure do love me, and I hope you love you. I mean, I love you. Hard to believe? Well, take my word for it, toots, ’cause I do love you…and me. And lots of other people too! I’m all about the love. Why so lovey? Because it makes me happy. And I like being happy. So get to the damn point, you say? Fine. I am here today to tell you about a bunch of different ways that you can practice self-love, and consequently live a happier life. By the end of this post I expect you will have some good ideas brewing that you can start implementing today, and take the first steps to a happier life (if you haven’t already by reading my older wellness posts). So let’s get to it!
Hello my amazing readers! If you are anything like me, then finding the time for self care falls low on your list of priorities. But it shouldn’t! I know we are all busy. I am personally engaged in three major writing projects at the moment as well as being a full time mom and taking care of my household. This type of busy schedule hold a lot of us back from getting the time for self care that we truly need to be happy and productive in life. Welcome to today’s post where we will be talking about some of the best ways to squeeze in your “Me time”. It’s all free and none of the ideas have to take very long. Let’s dive right in!