So I have been wantin to go part time for a LONG LONG time now. Night shift really takes a toll on my life. Social lacking, stress increase, insomia, energy depletion, etc. So I heard about a thing called 3/4 time, and after a a while of thinking about it I decided to take a stab at it. I emailed my manager and told her that I want to go 3/4 time. I was a little leery at first...but I am feeling better and better about it. I have decided that I can cut back and do some of the things I have always wanted to do in life but don't seem to have the time. ( I know...that is the story of everyones life). I never go too long thinking about things. I am a doer. Once I think about something enough, I make a plan of attack to try and make it happen. This plan just looks so nice right now...so I just have to try it out.
PLAN 1. I want to exercise my creative juices more. I get tons and tons and tons of compliments on the things I paint, the way I decorate etc. So I figure I just want to use those more. So I am going to do some furniture painting and see if I can make some money on the side.
PLAN 2. I have been thinking quite a bit about going back to school. I want to go to the U if I do. However...the drive to the U is a horrible horrible thing. But as it turns out..... I now live right near the tracks!! So I can hitch a ride up the the U and take a class or so!! I want to take Biology because it sounds interesting and because IF I decided to go to PA school, I want to have my classes done. I have also always wanted to take a physics class.
PLAN 3. I really really really want to take guitar lessons.
PLAN 4. I need to work on more structure in my life. I have been free to do as I please for a couple years now and I really need to set some more goals in my life to accomplish. This includes budgeting a bit better.
PLAN 5. I really feel like I need to work on being more social and meeting more people. Yes, it is true, I often worry that my work pulls me from the social scene and my abilties to meet and date. So I am being proactive and making a bit of a sacrifice in pay and security to try and venture out a bit more.
PLAN 6. ReLearn to RELAX. I used to be able to relax, to take it all in to enjoy the quite. I am not sure what has happened...but it is GONE!! So I really want to make a goal to relearn to relax to slow down.
PLAN 7. RUN RUN AND RUN. This is my favorite outlet. It is summer, there are few things that I want to do more than to just run endlessly through neighborhoods or forests and see the scenery explore. I love to run....and I want to do more of it.
PLAN 9. Along with learning to relax comes reading. I wish I could enjoy reading but I can't. I can't seem to turn off my brain for even a second to relax and take it a book. I wish I was more a a reader, I really do so I am going to work on it. ....MORE (cuz I have been working on it recently as well)... I will just be doing it more.
PLAN 10. If all else fails.......I will go back to the dreaded night shift full time. But I am quite certain that will be a LAST RESORT if all else fails me.