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I used to go to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I spent 52 years focused on "earning my living" through working. When I was young I even had a week job, and evening job and a weekend job.

My time was devoted to buying clothes to impress people at work, getting my hair done for work, getting sleep so I would be fresh for work, doing cultural things so that I had something to discuss at work - polishing my ego so that it stood up there with the competition.


All of that gave me confidence, an organised approach to things, and some artistic/ creative things that I loved. I enjoyed work but there was too much time spent sitting in that chair just because I was paid to do so.


I think that I was lucky, nothing in my early life made it inevitable that I would find interesting work that fit with me or that gave me a secure home to live in.


Now since a few months, I don't work... and there has been a period of difficult adjustment to that.

I've let go of continually comparing myself with others and competing with them.
It can be difficult to adjust to not working. I don't work either any more but have plenty to do around the home. I guess there are rewards in that, too. Just have to look for them.
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hopping, jumping, and running!
Yeah! I'm going to try doing those things again..might break something now tho...lol
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I don't go to public school----yay!
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Stay up late like till 10pm. I can't even make it to 9pm sometimes.

Sleep late. I wake up early, and I can't sleep late if I wanted to---too much building noise.

Worry about my appearance. Too bad, I think I look fine the way I am.

Wear high heels or anything uncomfortable, just to look good. Comfort and practicality is important to me now.

Drink caffeine after lunchtime. It keeps me up if I do that. But when I was younger, I could drink coffee (and eat cake which has sugar and also makes me hyper) as late as 10pm. And still fall asleep easily at 11pm...sleepy deeply too.

That's all I can think of now.

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I really miss being able to go for long walks. Because of arthritis and weight gain from one of my necessary psych meds I can no longer walk very far, but when I need to I'm not too proud to use my walker.
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Working as an aide at a Daycare Center. Don't have the patience or energy I had when I was younger!
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wear shorts or dresses down to almost mid-thigh --now it's capris, longer shorts, and longer dresses
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