... with the one you love, love the one you're with.
eh? Okay following on from yesterdays outpouring of self-pity and looking at the comments (thanks everyone) and Mrs F saying repeated yesterday evening - "You'll never be happy in any job!" I've had the great Stephen Stills song in my head all morning. Basically along with the old Abraham Lincoln quote “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." (Adopted by AA on the Just For Today card). The point being that I need to be (more) in love with my current situation given ideally I'd like to be noodling on a guitar all day, but let us face facts that won't be my bills. So that is the new mission - change me to be more accepting etc. You know just trying to smile a bit more is a start I think. I'll be back here no doubt to let you know how it is but that is the new mission - essentially break the cycle in the last posts diagram at the point where I realise how good things actually are I need to not go back into the negative cycle through the daily churn again but acknowledge the daily churn is part of life and be accepting of it with a happy mood.
Side bar - about the song.
I quickly did a check about the song as I wasn't sure whether it was Stephen Stills solo or with his pals. The original single release was solo with Crosby and Nash on backing vocals, although there is a live version on a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young live album. But this quick checking led to couple of other things... one according to wiki the line that started all this was a favourite saying of legendary keyboard player Billy Preston, I never knew that. Secondly the original single only got to 14 on the USA Billboard Chart - what other 13 songs were better than this classic that week? Remember Vienna by Ultravox (who've just released their first album in 27 years btw)? You do... never got to number one pipped by - Shutupayourface but Joe Dolce or some such. Travesty!
Finally again from the great source that is wiki - I found that Tight Fit released a version of this song - remember them? Remake of The Lion Sleeps Tonight was their big hit in the mid 80s... small world, Steve Grant, him of the tall good looks, went to my school, I was probably in the "band" on a couple of productions where he leaped about the stage. Btw their version of said classic single that started this odd train of thought never charted and that was it for Steve and Tight Fit, c'est la vie.