Feeling Like Sisyphus

You know the story of Sisyphus right? He was the figure in Greek Mythology that was bound to push a boulder up a mountain, getting it almost to the top, and then the boulder rolls back down so Sisyphus then has to push the rock back up the mountain again.

Rinse, lather and repeat ad infinitum.

Right now, I feel like I’m a financial Sisyphus.

My financial burden, is my boulder that I’m pushing up the mountain. Only, I imagine that it’s a muddy mountain. So, as I push the boulder up the mountain, mud sticks to the boulder and since the floor is muddy, it’s difficult to get good footing. As I push, the boulder becomes heavier and more difficult to move.

On the opposite side of the mountain, it’s nice and dry, so I have to get the rock over the top and over to the dry side where I can push it along easier.

It seems like just as I’m about to get to the top, right at the moment that I’m about to crest the mountain, at the time where I can see the dry and flatter land where things start to get better, at that very moment, I slip. The boulder then rolls back down the muddy hill, getting bigger still.

Then, I have to start all over again, only now the rock is bigger and heaver than it was the last time I started and the mud is thicker as well.

It sucks.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.

2 thoughts on “Feeling Like Sisyphus

  • October 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I read somewhere recently that Sisyphus’ real curse was the fact that he believed he could make it to the top.

  • October 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Now there’s a happy thought.

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