Sure I get a sense of satisfaction from all of the things I do to keep my family running. It's not as easy as it seems to stay at home and run things; it's difficult to coordinate three other people besides myself. There was even a time when taking care of my family was all I needed. But what starts happening is when the kids get older is they need you less.
I found myself with more time, especially after school when they are immersed in the homework older kids have. They don't need as much help and sometimes the help they need is beyond what I can pull from the dusty areas of my brain.
When I became aware of my declining "completion" quotent, I started writing more, opened this website, joined writers' groups, and got a column published in our local paper. So my "completion" quotent is going back up with an obvious direction for further completion.
Sometimes I run into life situations that collapse the feeling of euphoria I was using to upgrade my completion quotent. The most recent of those being the whole computer disaster I've been experiencing. I feel my wings have been clipped a bit because I don't have my PC.
I've been conducting business on my little netbook, which I totally love, but doesn't give me as many options as my household PC. The screen is very small and it makes it difficult to accomplish anything major and it's not connected to a printer.
When I was at the computer repair yesterday droppng off further softwrae to add to my new computer, they showed me how I would download the software for my printer.
It occured to me today that when I recently had to replace my dead printer, the new one happens to be wireless. So I went online to hp.com like they showed me and watched the video on how to download my printer software to my netbook.
So today, upon my successful software download and printing, wirelessly I might add, from my netbook, I feel renewed completion.
Plus the laundry is almost done.