I live a nearly non-existent life.

United States
September 10, 2008 11:52am CST
OK. Outside of work, one class out at the college, sleep, and computer, I have nearly a non-existent life. Once or twice a month, some of us ladies at work will go to breakfast. That is a nice treat. I see my daughters and some of the grandkids about once a week. I go visit my sister about every 3 months. I have thought about joining a book 'club' at the library. But those meetings are held during the afternoon while I am sleeping(because I work overnights). I have also thought about getting involved in theater again, but I get up at 7 in the evening so that I can be at work at either 9 or 10 o'clock. Theater rehearsals go from 7 until around 10 in the evening. I have thought about going to day shift, but I don't want to lose the 50 cents per hour differential pay. I would be losing $20 per week if I did that and that adds up to $1,040 per year. With me living a night owl life, I don't get to see much daytime. I've done this for nearly two years and I feel I'm missing out on things. I live in a small town so there is not all that much that is offered. I would sure appreciate some suggestions on what I could do to liven up things. Does anyone have any ideas?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
11 Sep 08
With everything you mentioned you still will have more of a life then i will ever..lol..Have fun anyway you can and enjoy it now..tomorrow maybe to late.. Huggs
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@myklj999 (18432)
10 Sep 08
I worked midnights for 10 years and had no life the entire time. Of course, now I'm not working and I still have no life, so maybe it's just me...
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 08
hi bluerubymoon what if you could work days and have more hours to have a life outside wo rk, and still make almost as much, I mean if you had some small way of making some extra money you could go back to the day shift. Say you had some surveys that each one would pay you about ten dollars, maybe you could push up your paycheck til you wou ldnt miss the differential.
• United States
1 Oct 08
That sounds pretty good, Hatley. Since I started this discussion, I have gotten into a company that offers products that are for the well-being of people and for positive effects on the environment. I will be introducing these products to some of my family members and some people I work with. So far, I like the products that this company offers. I have used one of the skin moisturizing lotions on a very dry patch on my elbow and it has gotten much better! I've started a vitamin regimen, too, that I will be giving a few weeks to see how much better I feel. The laundry product that I used yesterday.....I use only an ounce of it for the wash load. I like the fact that it doesn't leave a strong frangrance on my clothes.
• United States
1 Oct 08
ooopssss......I hit a button that I wasn't supposed to. Oh well. One thing I was going to say is that I've "been there, done that, don't want to do it again" as far as surveys go. It's pretty frustrating that I'm not qualified for a lot of the surveys. Not qualified? I am a consumer, aren't I?
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
10 Sep 08
I wish I could help you, but I'm rather in the same boat as you. I'm so busy working, as are my kids. I really don't get to see much of them. I do see my brother at least once a week. My friends work different shift than I do, and I don't have a man in my life at the moment, mostly due to my job.
• United States
10 Sep 08
Ah, well, such is life, huh?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
that must be tough. how about getting a hobby? i am disabled and i make a lot of stuff that i sell but also for friends and whatnot. go visit your public library and have a look at the books that might interest you and off you go!
• United States
10 Sep 08
Hi, Cher. Actually, I need more interaction with people, not things. Sure, I have a little interaction with my customers, but it's not the same thing. They are at my register to have their items checked out and then they go. I do have hobbies...I love to sew, knit, and crochet. I love to read...I have books on the shelf that are waiting to be read.