Wow, last day of August already?! I’m in disbelief at the passing of time right now – this year has been zooping super-fast, and yesterday had my last meeting of my two-year project… where’d THAT go?! Also means I’m 2.5 weeks from unemployment – bugger!! Still, there was no WAY I could have squeeze job apps, let alone interviews!, into the dissertation-madness of the past several weeks, so I can but get started!
I have been reading a job-hunting book or two, and this weekend I want to actually go back and really do the exercises on values, strengths and passions – I’m in serious danger of just falling into the next job, again. I want something that I LIKE at least 75% of what I’m doing, please – I’m given to understand that’s not an unreasonable request!!?! Worst comes to it, though, I’ll just dump my CV on an agency and get *something* (I hope!!).
Argh, why are things so… harried… all the time?! And by that I don’t mean anything to do with stripping (!), just… would be nice to have time to find ‘me’ again, to be able to do all this unpressurised learning I’ve been promising myself for so long – like website-building – that I think would help me find a happy-productive-niche, rather than rush rush to just keep on top of stuff!
Which puts meditation bang on top of my list – have felt in serious danger of being overwhelmed with the sheer amount of stuff ahead, not least the massive amounts that have been pushed back until ‘after the dissertation’. Which is now Hobbies and chores, and that learning for the fun of it, and getting back to exercising the body rather than just the mind. And a social life – I’d quite like one of those again, please – been aaaaaaaaages!! And being able to start dating again sounds everso appealing… right, anyone have any single male friends!? 😉 (only half-joking – if you weren’t all so far away…!)
Right, back to reality (!?!)!
pay for graduation (!)
hand in expenses
- sort train tickets
sort butcher order
- gym? Slight cold-ish-feelings (and laziness!) battle the want/need to get back into it AND the need to use/renew my pass!
Ooh – super-exciting courses: intro to proofreading (although I’m accepting I won’t find work in this field, it’s not a bad skill to have!), and writing for the web 🙂 Also a data analysis one coming up… urm, yeah!!
Weekend in general:
batch cooking: beef and fruity pork stews, maybe soup (!) – ooh, seems I’ve pre-empted the change in weather, food-wise!
- wee bit crafting: a friend’s mum gifted me a coloured pencil set, and I’d like to use them on one of my new ‘tall urban’ garden stamps, for a thank you card 🙂
- OODLES of reading: so many non-fiction books due back at the library before I go away! So:
- Career Ahead
MS db course book, in prep
- Business Analysis – flick, at least
continue with the mega-tv catch up binge!!
- write/post a review!
- not sure there’s anything appealing at the cinema, but I do have my new card now!
Phew!! MORE than enough to keep me busy! What was that about post-dissertation relaxation?!
Have fun weekends, everyone! 🙂