I am rolling into month #3 of not being employed. I’ve checked the numbers and I’m still good with regards to the financial aspect of this little experiment. I took a couple months to spend some extra special quality time with the kids and to work on “me” with the intent of not thinking or worrying about my next place of employment. I would even go so far as to say I haven’t given much thought to “what” I might want to do either. According to the original plan, I would start doing that in month #3… oh, hey, that’s here!
The first thing I have to ask myself is “how am I going to approach thinking about what’s next”? How does one decide what they are going to do when, quite frankly, there are a crap ton of options? Thinking about this logically, I’m positive I am not the first person to be going through this sort of thing so I am sure there are reference materials available.
My friend Kelly suggested going to the community college to take some assessment tests. Josh is convinced I am going to stick with Healthcare IT. I talked briefly with my new friend Simon about it and he eluded to some Venn diagram to find the common ground between the things I like to do, the things I am good at, and the things people will pay for. I’ll probably start with googling how to choose a career and see how far I get.
Hopefully by the end of this month I will have nailed that down and be ready to start on whatever the path is to get me there. I know I originally said I was only going to be off work for three months, but I did factor in that looking for a job could also take several months, depending on what it is and what I have to do to get there. This is all fine and good, but it’s not the only thing I want to accomplish in September.
A few other things on my short list include:
– Dancing Lessons
– Taking a self defense class.
– Going to visit Rebecca in Austin
– Making modifications to my eating behaviors.
– Getting my RX8 Sold
I am sure there are things I am forgetting and I did not include anything that has to do with exercise, because I think I’ve reached my peak and am just going to try and maintain here for a while. I also think if I add too much, I’ll feel bad when I don’t get it all done so I’m trying to be realistic.
Speaking of being realistic.. I’ve been working so hard all day on physical things and am just exhausted now. I can’t expect my body to do anything more today and my mind is pretty shot too so any more strategizing would likely be a wasted effort. I have more to say, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.
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