The 5 Tigers represent the big things in life. This blog is about facing them.

Small successes and small failures

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Missed posting yesterday because I had a job interview.

Not my dream job — actually just a little part time retail job — but small income is better than no income.  It went pretty well and I should hear from the next tier up Monday or Tuesday.

I also saw my therapist.  Again, not a major victory but I thoroughly recommend that everybody have a therapist.  Not necessarily full time and not necessarily because you are “sick” in some way, but because a therapist is a good place to dump your crap so that it doesn’t get stuck in your head.  Oh, sure, your friends will listen to you because they love you but they don’t want to listen to you prattle on endlessly about your stuff and sometimes even the best of us need to prattle on endlessly.  It saves friendships and sanity so it’s worth it.  And if you go through United Way (for example) you can probably find one to fit your budget.

However I ate a cookie and that sounds silly but for me, cookies mean nap time.  So I fell asleep most of the afternoon which means I didn’t get anything else done all day.  Also, the day before, I did not get the table cleaned off.  So on the one hand a lot got done and on the other, well, just lost time.

I tend to believe napping is bad although since I’m averaging 5 hours of sleep per night right now it isn’t unreasonable.  In this case, I am very sure that sugar-coma napping is evil.  So even though there is less money and that affects food choices, I have to be careful what I eat and when.  I’m not doing myself any favors if I mess with my health.

I’m going to have to think very carefully about nutrition and money now.  There is a reason people on public assistance eat the way they do, and it’s so recognizable a pattern that it’s called the “welfare diet”.  And there is a reason that low income people have many of the health problems they do.  I need to pay attention that I don’t fall into that trap.

Author: Allison Leonard / Kiss5Tigers

I like sci-fi movies, and I noticed that I like the noir ones best. They are almost universally set in a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopia. I later realized, I find them comforting and familiar, probably because I live there, at least in my inner life. Perhaps things are not as bleak as they seem, or perhaps I am simply learning to keep a better attitude. This is the chronicle of my adventures. May you find something valuable here.

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