I’m not going to write about being dark in a grown-up world today. Instead, I’ll try to write about
staying sane in said grown-up world a reality which leaves not much room for thinking about how to regoth your wardrobe, for reading a good book or going to a festival – because one is tired, angry, and trying to keep one’s calm.
As I’ve mentioned before, several changes are going on in “The K. Family’s Life”. Last December, both Mr. K. and I both applied for new jobs. We were both accepted. Which is fantastic!
We had already started looking for a new place to call home by then but with the new jobs our plans needed to change. In May, we decided not to be renters anymore but to buy a three-bedroom appartment in a city we both like and which lies right in the middle between those two cities in which we are now going to work.
Sounds great so far, doesn’t it? But this is were reality strikes…
Buying an appartment isn’t what I expected it to be. It takes an awfully looong time to get everything in order. Appointments need to be made with the realtor, the sellers, the bank, the solicitor. Information needs to be gathered. Forms have to be filled out, documents need to be copied and sent away… This is so exhausting! Because it takes so long. It’s not done in a couple of days – because you depend on so many different people to do their part.
We’ve been trying to get hold of our clerical assistant at the bank for days. He never once called back. Today, I learned from a different clerk that the first one had forgotten about us. As simple as that. He didn’t fill out and send the documents we need. He just forgot about it. Completely. And didn’t call back when he realized it.
Now, what do you tell everybody else about that? Everybody is waiting for us to sign the sales agreement. And we’re just so angry!
I haven’t slept well for days because of that. Additionally, I’m a little scared about what might await me in the new department. Only two more weeks until I start working in a different field, in a different city, with co-workers I don’t know yet.
I feel overwhelmed sometimes.
Still, I’m looking forward to these changes. The new job offers so many great possibilities and the new appartment is huge and will offer plenty of space for the three of us (dog included). Also, I just love arranging furniture and decorating rooms. But it’s still such a long way until we get there.
Have you ever experienced something like this? Circumstances which seemed to drain all your energy? Situations which left you so exhausted you didn’t even want to do fun things anymore?
I try to be patient, stay calm, and see the positive sides of the whole thing. I turned angry on the phone only once. Yet.😉