How long has it been since I’ve posted here? I don’t know. A long time.
I guess that is because I was really struggling with decisions. What to do with my life. What to do about the job that I actually liked but was causing me pain. What to do about making money.
I haven’t got it all figured out. 🙂 But I have figured some stuff out.
Here’s what I know:
#1 I can’t live in pain and get worse all the time.
I did love waitressing – most of the time. I liked my customers. I was happy with the amount of money I was making. Most of the time. I liked my bosses. The majority of the time. And I liked my co-workers. Most of them. But the bottom line is that the job was making me old before my time. I’d get off an 8 hour shift (sometimes 7 if I was lucky) and my foot would be so painful that I’d limp all night long. I have achilles tendonitis (that’s the second diagnosis – the first one was plantar facsiitis) and no matter what I did it wasn’t helping. Likely because I’d have some healing time (a day or two) and then I’d get back on the floor for 8 hours and destroy my ankle again. Then I would rest and then get up and do it all over again. My hips and knees have recently started to hurt from the way I walk because of the pain, too.
If I had no other skills, no other options, maybe I would have tried harder to do something so that I could have kept my job. But I do have other skills and other options. I decided to explore those instead.
As of next Friday, I’ll be “unemployed” but I’m not really because I’m working from home and I will be writing news and entertainment articles, working on my own sites for residual income, writing fiction and building a new business.
#2 I miss writing fiction
So, since I will be working from home and will be able to plan my time as I see fit, I will be working on…something. I haven’t decided what yet. I have several books that have been started. I have many ideas. I’m not sure what I’m going to work on. But in the next week or two, I’ll decide on something.
#3 I need to do more things that make me happy
I’m not sure what those things are yet. I might take up walking again once my foot has had time to heal – at a nice leisurely pace, I’ll never be a speed walker – and try to spend more time in the park this summer. I like making stuff so I’m going to work on making some more fauxdoris and notebooks. If I make enough of them I might sell them. I’m going to try to start reading again. I miss reading. I used to read so much. Some for pleasure, some for self-improvement.
#4 I am going to work on my home
It’s a mess. Honestly. You don’t even want to know how much of a mess it is. So, cleaning up, throwing stuff out. Maybe I’ll sell some stuff that is worth selling. But definitely getting our home to a place where I like being because we are going to be here for a while longer.
That’s all I’ve got right now. I’ll try to start blogging more often. For me. If there’s someone reading, that’s great. Leave a comment because I’d love to know you were here. 🙂