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Do You Ever Feel Like You Are on a Fast Track to Nowhere?

Let me begin by saying that I am not generally a negative person. I do not look for trouble. But I do sometimes feel that, though I am moving forward, I am never really getting anywhere.

It reminds me of NASCAR. Drive as fast as you can around a track that is a couple of miles around the track and do it 200 times. That just never seemed to make much sense to me.

Even though I write these words, I am not quite sure of what I mean by them, though I feel a sense of being stagnant. Yet, I know better, as I try new things to expand my mind, my heart, and my body. Perhaps, I am just restless.

Does this all sound a bit crazy? I am sure that, to some, I might. It is probably a good thing that I no longer have to deal with a particular "in-law," or I am sure that he would try to convince the rest of the family that I need to be committed. Ha!

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873 coins left to 15K Coin Challenge (click for info)--On target, but with no breathing room.

Need 109 coins per day to meet this challenge; 119 per day would cause less stress.

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CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:01 PM

So, &AbbyG , are you telling me that I have to move to the south and start letting people call me, "Miss Coral" or "Coral Anne"? Will that be my misfortune? emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:16 PM

If you write them, I will view them. With apologies to Kevin Costner.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:19 PM

I'm not sure but I think you just hurt my feelings. Since when would living in the South be anyone's misfortune, unless that someone was Neil Young because, you know, a Southern Man don't need him around anyhow.

MegL wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:40 PM

I have felt that in the past but at the moment, there are so many things going on, I haven't time to think about how I feel!

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:57 PM

I did not say that LIVING in the south is misfortune. I have lived in the south in my life for nearly a decade. What I did not like is being called "Coral Ay-nne" and "Miss Coral" all the time. by everyone. emoticon :winking: I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings. Was not my intention.

inertia4 wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:57 PM

I feel like that most days. Don't feel bad. It is normal I think. I come online because it gives me a sense of satisfaction. Like I am accomplishing something. Otherwise I feel I'm not. It's like taking one step forward and two steps back.

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:58 PM

Okay.....I missed something with this one.

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 1:59 PM

Maybe I just need to be busier, so I don't have to feel. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:00 PM

I understand this more than I care to admit, Steven.

inertia4 wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:22 PM

Well, don't worry about it. You, like me, need that other entity to intertwine with. I think that is whats actually missing.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:31 PM

It was an oblique allusion to the tag line from the movie FIELD OF DREAMS. "If you build it, they will come."

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:33 PM

If you move to the south and we start hanging out together I promise to Gibbs anyone who calls you "Coral Ay-nne" or "Miss Coral."

JohnRoberts wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:39 PM

It is called spinning your wheels. There is a goal to a NASCAR track. It's an endurance test and be the first to cross the finish line. Life is all too often a race with no finish line (other than the ultimate finish line).

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:52 PM

I think this was an incomplete sentence, unless this was southern-speak and I don't yet get it.

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 2:54 PM

My endurance is just fine. I'd really like to see some trophy or purse, at the end of it.

deafdiva wrote on August 2, 2015, 3:11 PM

oh he was referring to the show NCIS! It stands for Naval Investigative Criminal Services I think and the person in charge Gibbs smacks people upside the head if he does not like the way they are acting!

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 2, 2015, 3:21 PM

It just sounds like you are trying to find a new place in life for yourself and not sure what it is. Just try to enjoy what is going on and maybe you will feel yourself moving forward again soon.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 6:04 PM

deafdiva explained it for me. To Gibbs somebody is to give them a corrective slap to the back of the head if they don't behave.

seren3 wrote on August 2, 2015, 6:07 PM

CoralLevang aka "Miss Coral" or "Coral Anne" - first, post and comments are both poignant and entertaining - and I'm about to offer my opinion - from reading your wonderful posts here and elsewhere I think you're exceptionally intelligent - probably more so than your personal or professional life ever required. And a certain restlessness is your doom. Please keep writing! There is nowhere to go but to enjoy every moment of life. (I hope I remember that in the next little while when I start feeling restless and distracted....).

lexiconlover wrote on August 2, 2015, 6:47 PM

I votefor the moving south!

BarbRad wrote on August 2, 2015, 7:29 PM

I feel it, too. I do the same things almost every day, and they have to be done, but I still don't feel like I'm getting anywhere.

allen0187 wrote on August 2, 2015, 7:31 PM

This is how I feel every Monday morning! LOL!

I understand what you are saying - we are all part of a race that has no finish line!

crowntower wrote on August 2, 2015, 7:44 PM

I don't think that is weird. I just know that a person's life is very very challenging and it can do a lot of things that even the owner of that body became amazed as we all not know the best of the best that God gave us. People will keep on craving for something unless they found their purpose... thought finding their purpose does not ends there... but even though there are lots to do in pursuing that purpose -- we will never feel like we are just running for nothing but for something that makes our heart contented not greedy but always looking forward for more because we are for more not for less... no matter what age, nor situation, our lives are always for victory, for God and for eternity of happiness. Have a great Day Coral!

I am thinking of having a family if God will entrust me to have one... I would love to have a husband who is worth to endure and cry with, and to love with and smile wit forever.. raising our future kids and see our future generation raised up for God's glory... I want my life to be one of the source of God's happiness... God is too faithful to me, I just hope with all the pain that I am bearing I will never turn sour to Him as He never give up to us on that cross until He claim victory defeating the grave for me, for you and for all of us.

JohnRoberts wrote on August 2, 2015, 8:04 PM

If you are religion person, there is the promise of heaven. If not, there is the satisfaction you had kids or accomplished something or just felt satisfied.

msiduri wrote on August 2, 2015, 8:44 PM

It's all I can to not to say, "Sometimes I feel like I'm on the slow track to the south, but WAY south."

Paulie wrote on August 3, 2015, 3:13 AM

This is exactly how I felt when I was working for the federal government. Try as I did, I was not able to get a promotion during my last 18 years before retirement.

PriscillaKing wrote on August 3, 2015, 3:23 PM

NASCAR looks as if it's about speed, but actually it's about precision. Anybody with a foot can ride the gas pedal. Getting through all that traffic takes talent.

CoralLevang wrote on December 26, 2015, 8:28 PM

Ah, got it now!

CoralLevang wrote on December 26, 2015, 8:30 PM

Not religious. Not sure about the satisfaction where kids are concerned. I know I have accomplished many things, but the problem is that I am never satisfied. Hard to know (for me) what is "enough."

CoralLevang wrote on December 26, 2015, 8:32 PM

seren3 How I missed this comment, I am not sure, but it made it me cry tonight. Thank you so much for your kind words. You have no idea....