Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A few changes in the life plans

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 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.


Jourdan said...

Sounds like a planley, Stanley!

Hey... Do you want to meet me up by the draper temple to do a trail run one of these Fridays? It's SOO beautiful and very shady!

The reading thing will change your life, it will be come another outlet that once you discover, you'll never be able to turn your back on it!

Great goals! You've always been good at making and keeping them! (and p.s.... you def have always been able to have fun, but relaxing? I don't think so...


Miller Family said...

Hey if you are looking for good books, there are a few that GB has suggested that I think you would like too. Cause I am not a reader and actually really WANT to read these -

The History of America in BLACK and WHITE (pretty sure that is it - anyways, talks about all of the blacks and the TONS and TONS of them that faught and helped make this country free in SOOOO many ways. Ones that have been erased from our History.

The other one is something with Sacred and George Washinton (the sacred life of G.W. maybe?) Anyways, it totally goes into how religious GW was.

RONNIE said...

I just finished Grandma and Grandpa Heiners history. NOw I am working on a book called 1776...all about the American and English war. A little bit of a struggle but Amazing how our little itty bitty country was able to win.
The black/white one sounds really good.

RONNIE said...

JO..I would Love to!! I am looking at my calendar and the 9th is currently open!! I will call ya!! And you can sufficiently kick my butt.

simplysarah said...

I LOVE YOUR PLANS!!! Yay!!!!!!!