Those Pesky Groundhogs
Over the festive period I took two weeks off from work to take a break from the daily grind of fixing networks and try my absolute best to explain to the middle managers why our network is so flaky! On that last day I just couldn’t wait to get out of there! Now I’m back at work and I had to ask myself ‘where the hell did those two weeks go?’ Those two weeks felt just like an ordinary weekend. Buy why? I was at home, relaxing, spending time with the family watching T.V. and yet somehow I just didn’t feel refreshed. I felt as if every day was the same and that I didn’t get anything done. My life is like that of Bill Murray in the film ‘Groundhog Day’ and each day to me was the same and that is why I could barely remember what day it was!
It made me realise how quickly time passes by. I’m 29 now and I have to keep reminding myself of that. That 29 years of my life have passed by and so far there isn’t much for me to be proud of. The clock ticks but there the longer it carries on the more I become aware of the ‘ticking’!
In the film, at first, Bill gets so depressed with the repeating day that he tries to kill himself. Now I’m sure we’ve all been at that stage where we’ve been so fedup with everything that sometimes we would just wish it would all end.
But later in the film Bill realises that he was wasting an opportunity that was right in front of him, so he decides to help people, to learn new things and to enjoy it too. Now I believe that there is nothing more true in this world which is why Groundhog Day is one of my favorite films! That is, unless we make more of an effort with day to day life we’ll end up depressed and suicidal but if we appreciate each day, make the most of it, and make it count then we will end up being a much happier race! It’s easy to say, but hard to do, but in the long run, it will by YOU that will reap the benefits and feel happier and live longer! 🙂
i have to say i do like that film and i can totally relate to what you’re on about . sometimes life can be so repetitive but ultimately it’s what we make of it.
2 words…sick leave
Should have read more than the first paragraph before posting.
Recently when having time off I go back to work more exhausted than when I left. I took some sick leave just so I could have some time to myself. No family, no TV, just me getting on with all the stuff that had built up around me just waiting to get done. I feel much more refreshed.
As for life getting shorter yeah that will happen. And suddenly you will gian a little more respect for those people who leave dead on 5pm to go and do something other than work. Live to work or work to live.
sick leave…well there’s only so much you can take before they start asking questions. As for you decision to take the sick leave and the result…i can totally relate…that’s why I took the holiday in the first place. I did fell refreshed but I regretted not getting more done.
“As for life getting shorter yeah that will happen. And suddenly you will gian a little more respect for those people who leave dead on 5pm to go and do something other than work. Live to work or work to live.” You know what? you’re absolutely right!! sometimes I do glance at those people leaving at 5.30 at the dot and now you’ve said that, I think you’ve actually got a point there. However, anytime extra I do spend at work, more often than not, I do things that I need to get done for me, not for work.