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31 March 2004 @ 08:50 am
I gotta change things  
What is a real life? What are the little pieces that make it up? What are the requirements?

In the harsh morning light I look at the little bit of test yarn I spun up last night, review the class stuff I worked on last night, consider my weekend and think 'this is not real life'.

I don't think that borrowing snatches of other people's lives is it either. Those things may be pleasant, but they aren't 'real'.

-the redhead-

The greater your dreams, the more terrible your nightmares.
-Edward Abbey
-the redhead-theredhead on April 1st, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
Real life things:

- a home – a location that is a home, with friends and/or family, and a physical place that is *mine*
- a good job that has the potential for some kind of future, that is challenging
- a partner - someone to depend on if needed, someone who loves me, someone who shares the reality of my life on a daily basis, someone to spend real time with, someone to go to the fucking movies with
- family of some sort
- being social, going out and *doing* things more than once every few months
- friends – real friends, not the kind who are there if it’s easy and convenient, not the kind who only want what you can give them but offer nothing in return
- real holidays and vacations, not just days that I don’t have to go to work
- plans for the future, things to look forward to
- security and stability, not this never knowing what’s going to happen crap
- people who value me for me, not just for my paycheck or whatever

-the redhead-