My sister called me and she wants to take my gf's daughter (her daughter calls me dad now which is still odd but good at the same time) to Vacation Bible School this week in the evenings. I didn't want to give an answer without talking to my gf first. Her daughter is moderately autistic. She, the daughter, doesn't understand any concepts that she can't touch or feel. Trying to ask what she did today is even perplexing to her. So I was okay with her going to VBS because she wouldn't understand what they are talking about but would have fun playing games, singing and eating snacks. The gf was okay with this for much of the same reasons. It is just being asked in the first place. Religion is assumed and I have given plenty of hints to my family about being an atheist. I just don't know when is the right time to come completely out of the closet so to speak. Everyone here prays, at work or even work related optional events. Religion is there hanging on. Like the Bad Religion song Generator, religion is the buzz in the background that influences everything.
I want to move, I want to do something different, but I have a family and I don't want to put pressure on them. Motivation is something that seems to be lacking from me. I feel no urge to do anything. I work for the sake of working. Again I am just not motivated to do anything. It is as if something is missing in me that helps other work hard and get ahead. It is depressing at times.
I think back about all the times I let other people decide things for me and regret it. I want to go back and change certain moments, but I know I would not be me then and unsure of how things would have turned out. I am happy as to how I have turned out overall. It is just things overwhelm and some things just have to be said. I have been holding those things back lately and it shows at times.
I worry too much. I worry about my relationship with my gf. I worry if I am doing everything I can for her. I don't want to lose her. Everything is okay, she tells me this, but I still worry. I worry I am not doing enough for my family, like there is so much more I should or could do, again like there is some motivation that drives people at being a better person for the family that I don't have.
I want to go back to school, but I am scared. I am scared of the consequences for my family. Right now we depend on my job. I would have to lose it, probably get a part time while at school and my gf would probably have to get a job. Then we would have to find someone to take care of the kids. This task is so daunting to me.
I wish I could just be a better person than I am.