BUT I think posting here for all of you lovely people to see (er, read?) will make me accountable and hopefully light the fire under my ass I so.desperately.need.
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- Get healthy! Duh, I get that this is almost everyones' goal for a new year. I'm not saying "lose weight" because A)That is a given (that I need to) and B)If I am living healthy, I should naturally lose weight? I'm hoping to also successfully run a 5k this year as well. Any tips?
- Go back to school. I was accepted into the local University here (USF, Goooo BULLS) for the Spring (um, like next week) but have decided not to go just yet. How can I declare my major (currently Communications) without knowing what career path I am taking... I was struggling back and forth with this decision but I so do not want to enter a major I may change later and lose out on the time, money and energy I'll spend. I did that while working on my AA and I don't want to do that again.
So I guess I better...
- Find a job I love. Not like, ya'll...LOVE. I'm losing my job as a sales/customer service rep in the insurance field. I never loved this job. It was o-kay. The co-workers are sweet, my boss is cool (not the micro managing type tyrant I have encountered before) and the hours/pay were pretty decent for a kid with no college degree (well, my AA but not BA). I took my current job when my job prior to this one also laid me off (coincidentally exactly 3 1/2 years after being employed at both insurance jobs, am getting laid off...If that isn't a sign, what the F is?) Both times, I have been lucky enough to receive small severances. Last time, I took that money and paid of my car. This time, I plan to take some "me" time and find a career I am passionate about. After our wedding was over, the typical office job has bored me. I miss planning parties and hope to figure out how to do it professionally. If I have to go back into the field I am in, that's okay too. But I cannot and will not just take the first job offer I come across...I know that seems cocky considering the unemployment rate in FL is still so high. But I compromised myself once for a job and I don't want to do it again. Being unhappy and/or unfulfilled in a place that you spend a *huge* chunk of your time at, doesn't do much for your mental health. Check back with me in three months, though. If I haven't figured out a way to love my job and/or am begging on the streets, I may change my tune. But I feel like this lay off is a blessing in disguise. I didn't have the guts to look for a new job/profession and now I will be forced to.
- Speaking of blessings... I wasn't raised with any sort of religion. Mom was raised one way and dad; another. Neither of them had any strong ties to what they were raised with. Hubs was very involved in church growing up. By the time, we met he wasn't as involved/invested like he once was. We started going to church a few years ago for a few months and then just stopped. There wasn't really a reason. I always felt so wonderful after we went too. I always had like 3,000 questions for Jason after service and felt bad about it (asking him all these Q's) even though he never made me feel that way. I hate not knowing things and I think not knowing much about church, religion, the Big Guy himself scared me (does that make sense?!). Anyways, I'd like to get back into going. For myself.
- Save money-I like to eat out. I like to drink out. I like to....go out. I can still do all of that but I seriously need to cut back. Esp since I'm about to be unemployed. This goal probably excites me the most, though. It's a challenge I am actually ready to tackle!
- Learn to relax-I worry about ev-ery-thang. I need to get that in check. Stat.
- Last week (or year if you want to get all technical) I posted a quote I loved by Mother Theresa. I am going to *try* and live by this every day. Jason has already called me out on it when I wasn't acting like I said I wanted to...Gee, thanks husband.
What are your hopes, goals...resolutions for the new year?