Good morning, peeps. It's Sunday and I rolled out of bed at about 8:30 and now I'm sitting here in my pj's, eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, catching up on my favorite blogs, and listening to Jack Johnson. It's sunny out today so I think I'll spend the day outside reading. My Al-Anon meeting is on Sundays and it's always hard to drag myself there when it's sunny out. I could really use it this week so we'll see.
I don't have much to say today. The job is going ok. It's definitely interesting and my boss is great, but I still feel like I'm not picking it up quickly enough - it's just not coming. And I am still struggling with feeling exhausted all week long and barely recovering on the weekends. I don't think the job is that tiring, I think it's the learning mode that I'm in. It's like going to school for 9 or so hours everyday, (although clearly not real school, or I wouldn't have ended that last sentence with a preposition.) I can hardly find my way home at 5:30 each day. I'm going to really work to change that in the next couple of weeks. I want a better balance and it's not coming, so I guess I have to reach out and grab it by the balls.
I appreciate the comments on my last post about finding my passion. I've tried that before, and I decided that I'd rather have cash. So instead I've chosen to work a job that allows me to travel (my real passion) and I spend my spare time volunteering with organizations that work to advance causes that I believe in. I've almost lined up two opportunities that I could LOVE here in my little town, but it will be another month or so before I know for sure and can start. It's a shame - I'm a ready and willing volunteer with years (10? 15?) of relevant volunteering experience, but it's a slow, disorganized process. (Another reason why I work for cash and don't do my professional work with non-profits.)
I'm still dreaming about where my next vacation will be. Greece is currently topping the list, and Bosnia is a close second. I don't like to vacation while school is out (I'm not really into running into eight million families; please move your goddamn stroller.) so I generally go before or after summer. If I can swing two vacations this year, I'm thinking maybe Poland in the late fall. I don't know - I'm quite afraid of flying, so all the exciting planning has anxious undercurrents, but I try to not think of that at this stage (or I'd never go anywhere.) I'm definitely going to do DC and probably Montreal on long weekends, and I'm still holding out for a couple of concerts - probably in Nashville and NYC.
So that's about it, not much going on lately. The tat is healing nicely, although I'm starting to think it's going to stay with me as a faded memory of the past, versus going completely away. Not exactly what I had in mind. Tacos for dinner last night - Cinco de Mayo isn't as big on the East Coast as it is out West, so I had myself a little party for one last night. Olé.