Ok, this is not any one of those drama posts I will be giving you guys, hehehe. I just thought about this while I was riding the transpo on my way to the office. It kind of bugged me on the real reason and the real satisfaction I will have to get as I grow older.
I mean, what really satisfies you? And think about this, what would make you feel so self-fulfilled?
I will enumerate a couple of things that will make me self-fulfilled. First of them is to just wake up in a nice morning, without the rush, have a pretty cool breakfast, get to the office unscathed, and thinking the kids and Hubby are fine, those are tops for me.
I want myself a PSP, will that really satisfy me? For the moment I guess, yes. My mind is full of things, I keep thinking of how we can cope with the order of IDs and so I will have to get myself a little break from all the busy things we do. (Hmmm, very selfish me, is that all I care? Teehee)
I want to move out of the in-laws' house. We have ourself a new house we can call our own, but we have not moved yet. Reason for this: we can't leave the olds behind.
So a query for you guys, and do help me on this one:
Hubby (Ric) is the youngest of the three boys Nanay (the mother-in-law) has, the eldest is a teacher, has wife who works in Cebu, works 50 kilometers away from Gensan City, goes home once or twice a month, no kids. The second, an engineer works in Iloilo, no wife, no kids.
We live with Nanay, and her siblings too. Of the 5 of them Nanay's siblings, 3 are single, and 1 got married and lives where the eldest of Ric's brood lives.
So you can imagine, we live with 3 single senior citizens, plus Nanay. That's 4 of them oldies, and me, Ric, and two of my kids.
We have a house, a few kilometers from where we presently live, but cannot transfer because we cannot leave the oldies behind. It's a conscience-eating feeling if you leave them, all senior citizens, and all with aging sicknesses, right, so where does that leave me?
Help on this, give me your insights please.
Having to see my kids graduate and have good future will be another tops for me, definitely.
I am a law student, oh well, I stopped for 2 years, and having to finish law school will definitely be a self-fulfillment for me. Becoming a lawyer is a bonus, I just want to finish law school.
Hubby and I retiring on a farm house, and thinking nothing but the best will be very satisfactory, that's why we're banking on the principals, the kids. Am sure they will do just the rest when they get old.
So how are you fulfilled? What makes your self-fulfillment list?
A man may fulfill the object of his existence
by asking a question he cannot answer,
and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-
Family life is full of major and minor crises --
the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career,
marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters.
It is tied to places and events and histories.
With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality.
It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.