Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Never Bored

When I decided to quit my job and become a "domestic engineer", so many people told me I would be bored, would have a hard time adjusting, wouldn't know what to do with myself.
In my opinion, we are blessed with so many choices each and every day and should never, ever be bored.  The world offers us free gifts to treasure; there are meetings and new projects to consider; creative pursuits; and quiet, contemplative moments to cherish.
 
 

There are openings to attend. Markets to wander. New places to visit.  And friendships to be nurtured.
I am grateful for the opportunity to plan my days as I please; to explore new opportunities and possibilities; and sometimes, to just do nothing at all.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

25 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, I'm with you. Even though I still have part-time job commitments, I can usually arrange my days. That is a huge freedom compared to 9a.m. to 5 p.m. rigidity. Like you, I feel immensely blessed. Enjoy each moment! (I know you do.) Susan

Lorrie said...

I heartily agree with you, Tammy. Although I'm back at work part time, I'm so glad I have the choice to do this. And when I was at home, there were so many things to do and be involved in. Life is full and rich.

Jennifer said...

I totally agree with you, Tammy. I stopped working (I was a teacher) ten years ago when I had my first baby. I didn't know whether I'd stay home for good or what, but I ultimately decided to do that and I love it. I am never bored either. I was just thinking about writing a post along these lines myself so thank you for the inspiration, I may do it soon. I'm glad you're finding so much fulfillment in your new daily life.

kathy b said...

Thank you so much for the response to the Chewy cat food on my blog! I think the Chewy people love to see readers response.
Love your photos on this post. I am so BLESSED to be retired now. IT is almost one year and Im still pinching myself

Debby said...

Good for you. I am not on any time clock right now and I like it. Don't get me wrong, I am far from bored as I am helping several people through some terrible times. I am sure you will fill your calendar with some very fun things.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Tammy
After being a "domestic engineer" for 12 plus years I cannot fathom ever being bored while doing it. There is always something to do or be done...I kinda laugh that people think we sit around and eat bon bons all day! THanks for sharing your world with us!

Laurie said...

I'm with you, all the way.... I've been a domestic engineer for several years and I never get bored. There is always something to do. I love being at home.... I actually crave it, at times.

Terra said...

Have a wonderful Thursday too, as I post this comment Wednesday evening.

Teresa Kasner said...

I knew you'd never be bored. My motto is "Only boring people get bored." What I mean by that is I have so many things to do that I can't imagine ever getting bored! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pradeepa said...

I totally agree with you. Till today I have never regretted my decision to quit my job.

Mary said...

Tammy dear, like most of us 'retired folk' you will soon wonder how you ever had time to go to work outside the home! I find I've been so much busier in my retirement years, but having the time to plan more and take the time to really enjoy life without job constraints is such a blessing. Enjoy your family, home and friends - and you can always go back if you choose to!

Congratulations on your new status as 'domestic engineer. Like me I just know you will never, ever be bored. Life is full of wondrous moments - we just need to grab each one.
Hugs - Mary

Createology said...

You have all the correct reasons why there should never be a bored moment for anyone in this wonderful world we live in! I am never bored...ever! Boredom is for people who are not interested in anyhing and have nothing to offer society. Learning new things every day is wonderful and challenging...

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy, I think that word "bored" should be stricken from any ones vocabulary..I can not I imagine what is more precious than a gift of time..good for you to enjoy each moment..it is a beautiful thing!
Xo
Dagmar

Mini said...

Lovely post with great pictures. Totally agree with Teresa "Only boring people get bored." Enjoy your new role of domestic engineer.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Oh, like you I know I never ever will get bored; contrary the only problem is that there are not enough hours in a day!
I do know how to write the word bored in seven languages but I don't know how it feels and will never find out.
Whatever you are being told, look at your photos, you look so happy and radiant so enjoy what you chose to do! Lovely crocheting.
Hugs,
Mariette

handmade by amalia said...

I agree. Time is a gift and you make with it what you will. Glad that you are enjoying yours.
Amalia
xo

Linda said...

I love your way of thinking and I too look forward to the years that I'll hopefully have doing as I want. Today, for instance, I would so much rather be here at home in our pretty little yard doing garden work on this pretty fall day than sitting in an office. For the time being, I make the most of all moments or at least I try to, whether I'm here or at work because that's all part of my life right now in this present time. I do have my bored moments though (they're usually when I'm at work). I am an easily bored person, but when I feel that way, I find something else to do to make things interesting. :)

Anna said...

I'm happy to be a stay-home mom ! And I'm never bored...today I'll make some jam ! And crochet and ....
Hug
Anna

Amy at love made my home said...

If you are only being counted as a Domestic Engineer you need to put in for a promotion. I am CEO of Household (Domestic Affairs). Of course my pay remains at the level of Trainee Assistant to Third Under Housemaid (paid at 1806 rates), but at least I have a good title!!! I am glad you are enjoying yourself! xx

Helen Philipps said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your time now and are able to plan how you spend your days, Tammy. I didn't think you'd be bored because I know you have lots of interests and lovely friends to keep you busy......and I know you also cherish quiet time for contemplation too. So pleased that you can now do these things.
Helen xox

Sheila Rumney said...

Enjoy your time being creative and nuturing friendships!

Melanie said...

Amen, Tammy! You know I feel the same as you. After three years, I still have people asking me, "what do you do all day?" and "aren't you bored?" Those questions crack me up. I'm so busy most every day, that I wish there were more hours in the day! I am never bored. The world is too interesting of a place to be bored. :-)

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Thats is an assumption only people who don't know what to do with themselves can have. I would have never thought you would get bored after quitting your job. Boredom doesn't happen to those who are creative or have other hobbies and interests.

Mereknits said...

I would love to have a few hours to plan nothing at all, or visit a friend. I love that you are finally getting this much deserved time to yourself.
Hugs,
Meredith

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Just was thinking about you when I came across this remarkable lady!
http://mentalfloss.com/article/68719/104-year-old-street-artist-who-yarn-bombed-her-town
Hugs,
Mariette

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