Thursday, April 23

slow train

Hi. My name is Christine and I'm an indecisive pacifist. And lately I've fallen off the wagon. Fallen right back in the muck of waiting for situations out of my control (like the weather, sickness, the economy...) to make my decisions for me. I swore to myself that I would no longer turn over the things I can control to chance or fate and I have done exactly that.

So my pep talk to myself is, "GET OFF THIS SLOW TRAIN! It's taking you nowhere you really want to go. You have precious few years to live, precious few months to explore Italy, precious few hours to raise young punks!"

Now, when I put it like that, it's easy to find the gumption to change. Break it down to the core values, and it really feels like "what the hell am I waiting for?"

(I snagged this from Michelle, cause she kicks ass too!)

To decipher the above, I've decided to quit my day job. My job that isn't taking me where I thought it could. It's not taking me anywhere in fact, and I want to go somewhere. Because I could do a lot with the time between the hours between 9am and 3pm and because I have the good fortune to be in a situation in which I have a choice. Because it is a sin, of the god of kicking ass, to waste an opportunity to make a better choice for your life. And while I am very good at making the best of the situation, finding and living out all the positives of any situation, I need work at changing the situation.


  1. Yay for you!!! I need to take a page out of your book. I really, really, really do. Thanks for the little kick of inspiration :)

  2. Because it is a sin, of the god of kicking ass, to waste an opportunity to make a better choice for your life.Well stated! Good luck with the ass kicking. Line em up and boot away!

  3. You can't tufrn the ddecision down when you have a chance to make it. Nice going.

  4. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Congrats on your courage. Looking forward to riding along for the new adventure.

  5. go girl! life is too short to not kick a little hiney and be an advocate for you. i am impressed. carpe diem!

  6. Wow!
    You are my hero.

  7. Good luck from your fellow quitter!

  8. Excellent!

    Choice is a very good thing to have.


  9. Excellent. Do look ahead and there sure must be something wonderful lurking in the corner !

    Congratulations !


  10. But you're still coming back here, right? Right??

  11. Gimme three hail marys and cross your heart and do a little throwdown when you figure it out.

    Love, the God of Kicking Ass

  12. Hmmm....does that mean you're quitting blogging?:(

  13. Thanks for all the encouragement!
    Choice is really good to have.
    I will still be blogging as usual.


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