Yesterday's challenge was A Day in the Life, which I'm actually quite excited to do, but am going to postpone until the weekend. It's just more fun that way - my typical weekday doesn't involve much outside of work. Plus, we're going to Toronto on Saturday, and I know there will be lots to write about!
Today, the topic is Something Difficult About Your "Lot" in Life (and how you're working to overcome it).
I'm struggling a lot with not being as independent here in Ontario as I was back home. I rely on Chad a lot, and can feel isolated at times. Unlike in Glasgow, I can't just hop on a train or bus somewhere whenever I choose...we're in the suburbs and it's not easy to get around without the car, which Chad takes to work and to baseball games 2-3 nights per week. I'm often alone at home, and driving still terrifies me.
I'm worried that if life carries on like this, I'm going to end up being one of those people who can't do anything without their partner - a sad, simpering little housewife with no life of her own. People like that really bother me, and I can't imagine anything worse.
Of course, the main problem here is confidence, so it's time to man up, one step at a time. The fear of driving is getting a bit silly now. I have to force myself just to do it. I need a more challenging job, and I need to meet more people. I'm thinking about going to an evening class or a book club. Please let me know if you have any other ideas!
However, in the grand scheme of things I'm pretty happy with my "lot". I have a roof over my head, my health and plenty of love in my life, which is much more than many others have. I am eternally thankful.