Day 224: Dancing for my cat

Well, not dancing FOR her, exactly, but she certainly seemed amused at my dancing. As amused as a cat can seem, which just means she was staring at me while I was dancing.

I did a semi-quick read of the summary of my life for years 2021 (the post I just wrote yesterday), 2020, 2019, 2018, and then read some posts from 2017. And I saw a pattern emerging…each year is getting better for me.

I’ve not had one EASY year, no year where everything went smoothly and there were no major problems. No, I haven’t been that lucky: every year has had heartache, striving, pain, depression, anxiety, always job searching, always concerns with health and health insurance and money, problems with housing, always problems with my kids, always problems with my spouse, always problems.


Each year I am more hopeful; I am sprouting; I am growing. THIS is how I know 2022 will be better.

Now my cat is staring at me, wondering why I am no longer dancing.

I have a job interview Wednesday for a customer service position for a company that does online banking software. I have to admit, despite the possibility of irritable customers and the fact I know nothing about technology, no longer being in a “helping” field sounds really appealing. And the benefits are fantastic and it pays enough for me to live on my own. I hope the interview goes well.

Time for me to read my book. Right now I’m reading Jane Steele, the protagonist is inspired by Jane Eyre, except that Jane Steele is a murderess. She murders for “good” reasons but she’s a murderess nonetheless. It’s amusing.

And now my cat has decided to sit right next to me and show off her flexibility whilst licking her butt. Thanks, Lucy.

With that, I’ll go read. I hope your Monday went well.

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About Quixie

Hi! I go by "Quixie." Quixie is a shortened version of "quixotic," which means: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith when I started blogging 7 years ago. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality. I write about my mental health journey with bipolar disorder, my loss of faith (deconversion), parenting teens, reading, exercise/health, work-life, and my marriage separation/divorce.