We all do it; or, more likely, it merely happens to us. The importance is not so much whether we are, but whether it is towards something, or away. If it is drifting away, without a direction towards something, then there is the danger of isolation, desolation and despair. If it is being adrift — but with some direction and ultimately “towards” some direction or goal — then it is a positive thing, and not merely a negation and a chasm leading to nothingness.
We cannot — all of us, every waking moment and every minute of our lives — be purposeful, goal-oriented, and with certainty of hope. If we were, we would merely be angels and divine agents, and not the fallible human beings we are meant to be. Don’t be so hard on yourself; for, drifting is part of life’s meanderings, and there is nothing wrong with being lost every now and again, especially when such drifting may lead us to encounters more fruitful than merely existing as the busy little beavers we are always asked to be.
When drifting is a merely an interim period, a temporary state, then it is merely a “stage before” and will likely lead to something positive.
For Federal employees, of course, as well as U.S. Postal workers (both of whom fall into the category of FERS employees) who suffer from a medical condition where the medical condition leads one adrift, consider contacting a FERS Disability Attorney when you are ready, in order to guide and direct you in the right direction, in preparing, formulating and filing an effective FERS Disability Retirement application through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under FERS.
Drifting is good; purpose is even better; and when the drifting is over, it is a good thing to redirect your goals and obtain a Federal Disability Retirement annuity in order to redirect your priorities so that your health becomes the end-goal in the drifting period of your life.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.