Monday, October 27, 2008


Today marks the first day of feeling unemployed. Technically, I was unemployed last week, but since we were out of town, it didn't really seem like it. There are a number of ways I could approach this situation, one of which is to act like I'm just on an extended vacation and spend the entire time laying still like broccoli (what movie, anyone?). I'm going to try not to do that, though. One thing I definitely will not be doing is watching soaps. In fact, I probably won't be watching t.v. at all. I'm actually more worried about spending too much time on the Internet (go figure).

I'd like to use this situation as the opportunity it really is. That said, I'm also enormously grateful to my husband for being so supportive of me extricating myself from a work environment that was making me increasingly unhappy, even if it meant things might be a little tight financially. So, in the interest of not becoming a slug, I have some specific activities in mind, and some even more specific goals for them, which I will detail in another post. These are (in no particular order) the following:
  • Exercise my puppies at the dog park.
  • Try to achieve some semblance of housekeeping which, in the beginning, will include a massive overhaul of the entire house (including attic and basement), and will hopefully just include maintenance in the future.
  • Train for the rest of cross season and for next summer's mountain bike season, including both outside and indoor trainer rides, weight training and core strengthening.
  • Find some nutrition plan I can stick with (which does not include the Mexican buffet).
  • Work hard every day at finding work, whether it be searching for full-time positions or soliciting work for my freelance business.
  • Begin working on a "secret writing project," which may or may not turn into something exciting.
  • Teach myself to do more than just muddle through the Adobe Creative Suite.
When I write all of that out, it seems pretty ambitious. I'm sure I'll find some way to have a little fun each day, though. After all, let's face it, a lot of the items on this list are fun.


Laurie said...

Hi, Andrea! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like you are a prolific writer, too. Good luck with your freelance work and your training!

Anonymous said...

Little House On The Prarie was a big hit in Comins. I still have it if you are interested.