Thriving Thursdays: Content to Coast – Guest post by, Teagan Riordain Geneviene…

Another Thursday has rolled around and I’m back at the tree-house. I’m Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene here with a guest post for the Story Reading Ape.

Thriving Thursdays: Content to Coast

Once upon a time, a couple of people in my office told me they had discussed an undesirable work situation within their group.

“We’ve decided that we’re just going to coast until retirement.”

“How long until you retire?” I asked.

“Oh about ten years.”

I’m not here to pass judgement. (If the truth be known that was years ago. They are still coasting and I’m still stuck, but I keep trying to do something about it. So I have little room to talk. At any rate…) People have their reasons. These people were dealing with a situation they found difficult. Still, I couldn’t help being taken aback.

Later it made me realize… There are those who are content to coast. Then there are those of us who need to thrive.

Wishing you a thriving Thursday,

Mega hugs,


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27 thoughts on “Thriving Thursdays: Content to Coast – Guest post by, Teagan Riordain Geneviene…

    • LOL… yes to coast — and still complain about the same situation. I have not succeeded, so I’m no better than them, but I can’t help thinking, “At least I’m trying…”
      Wishing you and yours wonders and blessings throughout the holidays, Suzanne. Hugs.

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    • LOL… No Jennie… I am just not content to coast. If you can go with the flow and be happy, then by all means do. That sounds like a wonderful life.
      But I have to try to thrive, else I have nothing but the bad hand I’ve been dealt. To those who can go with the flow, more power to them. But not everyone is designed to float along, to be resigned to whatever washes up on the riverbank. It’s not easy being a boat against the current, but if I give in and just accept misery without trying to fix it — to thrive, to try and make life worthwhile, then that’s not living.
      I really enjoyed your post about the gifts. Hugs.

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      • I love this, Teagan. You are right! I feel like you do. I have come to realize or feel that letting go of some things is empowering. Does that make sense? I am a go with the flow person… until something steps in front that is too important. The little things that ruffle my feathers are not worth the stress and anger. The big things are. You are a rock with a huge heart. ❤️

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  1. Thanks, Teagan. I agree that sometimes we need to whatever is required to survive, but for most of us just doing that long-term can end up destroying our spirit.
    Have a thriving rest of the week.

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    • On second thought… you’re absolutely right. All my trying has done nothing but leave me exhausted. The coasters are still coasting and I’m still trying and failing. I admitted defeat a year ago, so why keep banging my head against the wall? I’m old. I won’t have to deal with it that much longer.

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