Saturday, December 26, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Last week CNN had a poll asking if readers thought 2010 would be a better year than 2009. When I looked at the poll, 53% said that they believed 2010 would be better than 2009. Despite what 2009 brought us, most still feel the coming year will be better. I am not surprised by that.
I think Americans, for the most part, are an optimistic people. We always hope for the better. We may have had troubles in the past, but we like to think the future will be better. I personally don't know what 2010 will bring, but I too can't help but think, maybe hope is a better word, that 2010 will be better than 2009.
2009 surely did bring alot of financial challenges, not only personally but nationally. Hard to believe that companies which excelled throughout our history did, or almost did, collapse. I think of Ford and Chevy. I think of the banks. Hard to imagine that some of these bit the dust and are no longer. Hard to believe that I too had to take furlough days and lose money. Hard to believe that I got no raise in 2009. I realize that I still have a job, which many don't have at the end of 2009.
As I prepare for 2010, I am optimistic. I am hopeful that a career change will be on the horizon. I really feel the need to make a change! Not that I hate my job, but I am tired of doing what I am doing. There are not too many days that I look forward to going into work, and that's a sad commentary. I realize all of us at times "hate" our jobs, but there should be something more to look forward to than 5 O'Clock and the weekend! Our jobs should challenge us and make us feel as if we're accomplishing something. My job makes me feel like a hamster on a wheel, going nowhere, but wasting alot of energy getting there.
So that's what I look forward to in 2010. That is my goal. I am optimistic that I will accomplish it. I still don't know quite how or when exactly in 2010, but I am putting my plan into action!


Pax Romano said...

Sometimes all we have is optimism to hold on to. Though I pretend to be pessimistic, deep down I am an optimist, I just don't want anyone to know.

In spite of all of this, I have a feeling that, work wise, things may get worse. You know, I could deal with the furlough days, the lack of resources, and the extra work were it not for the cavalier attitude of the powers that be. I think you understand that. However, I just have to ride this out for another three or four years, and then it's "buh bye - Human Services". I already have an idea what I am going to be doing when I retire, and I am looking forward to it.

Karl said...

Good luck to you, Pax! Sounds like a plan!

Zelda Parker said...

Guys i hit one benchmark, now if I were only old enough? I don't want any more challenges, I do feel that what I do is important.
I want to do things that are more fullfilling, where hard work is appreciated in proportion to the efforts expended.

Karl said...

Good luck, Zelda! I hear exactly what you're saying!

Joe Tornatore said...

i'm hoping 2010 is more sunshine and lollipos.