Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali on wordpress. So, it has been a week. What a week. Please forgive if I am not very focused today. Here’s why:
A middle-aged woman keeps anxiety at bay
Usually. She reduces coffee intake, but not today…
She brings her work home all the time
But lets the air out on Friday night
For a date with the couch, and her feet up
A dog at her feet or closer for a belly rub.
Time for a date tomorrow night
I’ve got to relate to someone, am I right?
Tonight, a glass on the table, Netflix a little loud
Something ridiculously funny, like the IT Crowd.
Thoughts on the back burner, wondering
How her job took over. Pondering
How do I take control of this?
This is my life. There is so much more
that I want to do.
And will I have to tell the children
“The problem is not at all you?”
So I struggle for free time
To survive and keep my mind at peace.
Yet, new requirements, mandates,
Take the time away from me.
Let’s not mention health, which is a hobby and a job.
Or serenity and fun, they seem to have been robbed.
Don’t worry, I’m going to get it back.
Somehow, I will get these cards stacked.
A teacher in 2020. But also, a middle-aged woman. A mom, a daughter, someone’s friend, an arthritic woman, a writer, a fitness-minded individual, an anxiety sufferer, a survivor, a fighter, one who loves to dance but never does these days, a dog-lover.