Please be warned that I’ve once again been looking at myself from the inside out. Are you wearing a slicker? You might want to put on a slicker. (I’m not completely sure what a slicker is, but I know a few people who fit the description.)
My self-evaluation always happens in August when the summer is winding down and school activities are starting to pop up and I’m faced with having weekdays filled with silence that is broken only by dogs who have learned to knock on the door when they want in or out.
Do you remember when I was talking/fretting about getting a job outside of the house? After sitting down with a notebook and pen, I’ve finally ironed out a plan which is more of a non-plan than an actual plan. For now, I’m NOT going to work outside of the home. For now, I’m going to try my damndest to turn up the freelance so that I’m working at least four hours each day. I’m also going to try to volunteer a little at the girls’ school if anyone will have me. (Some teachers dig having volunteers and some don’t. Some people play soccer and some people run. Jeff doesn’t like tacos. I don’t like seeing dead armadillos on the side of the road. We all have our stuff, and that’s what makes the world what it is.)
Anyway. Yes. I will be working from home. Still. And the good thing? After making this decision, I scored two freelance jobs with the possibility of two more BIGGER jobs coming my way soon. I’m manifesting my dream board and building it so they will come.
Okay. That covers the career. What about the other stuff on my wheel of life? (Seven people just clicked away because I said Wheel of Life. Quitters.)
Friends and Family: The girls and my mom and I visited my sister and her family last weekend, and it was the best weekend I’ve had in quite some time. I have no complaints about my family. The girls are gems. I enjoy spending time with my parents. My sister is my hero. Friends? I’ve got them, and the good ones understand my quirks and still choose to hang out with me. I’m currently on the (seemingly neverending) path of eliminating drama and gossip and similarly toxic behaviors. Bonus: I used to have to do a toxic flush of friends every decade or so. Lately, the toxic people are flushing ME instead of me having to flush them. It’s a good feeling that I’m sure is akin to wearing purple when I am an old woman.
Health: I still have my headaches, and they pretty much suck. I won’t bore you. When the kids go back to school, I’m going back to the J for Pilates.
Finances: Well, that’s not really any of your business, is it? (I always Prefer Not to Answer when I’m filling out questionnaires, which isn’t often.) We’re fine.
Core Relationships: Jeff is the greatest person on this planet, so I’ll be keeping him for as long as he’ll have me, which I hope is DEATH.
Personal and Spiritual Growth: I’m not at 100% with living the life that I want to be living, but I’m working on it. My latest thing? Meditation. Mainly for health reasons at this point, but I also feel like it’s the start of something bigger. I’m hoping it will eventually force my ears to let go of my shoulders. Also, God and I are cool.
Fun, Recreation, and Creativity: I knit, I spin, I write in a journal with a fountain pen. I read, I see my friends fairly often, and I hug my dogs at least three times a day. I wish I had a creative project, but I can’t really put my finger on what I mean by that.
Physical Environment: While we were gone last weekend, Jeff painted the house yellow, and it makes me happy every time I pull up the driveway. Next week I’m going to start tackling little projects to get our house ready to sell. Our goal? Sell in three years. Having more than 1,000 days is a good thing, unless it’s a bad thing.
16 thoughts on “Spinning my wheel of life! My WHEEL of LIFE!!!”
Did you see a bunch of Armadillos on your trip.
I would love to have you volunteer!! I’m not sure what that will look like, and I don’t work with either of your daughters, but if you’re willing, I’ll take ya.
I do not need to ever meet you (although I so hope I do one day!) to know that I really like you. You’re just…good. Kind. I’ll be praying that your journey makes you happy and takes you to all the places you want it to go.
1. Metaphysically speaking, everyone is currently living the life they were meant to live, exactly where they’ve been placed in order to live it. 100%.
2. Is working from home so bad? Because right now, in the throes of wrapping up years of science-related baloney, if a guy dressed like Curious George’s owner walked up to me and said, ‘If you punch this rhino in the face (he brought his own rhino, you see), I’ll hook you up with a job that enables you to work from home and not deal with people directly for awhile’, I’d immediately engage in a disturbing amount of rhino-specific face punching. Such is my state of mind at the moment.
So, working from home: Bad? Good? Meh?
All good news. It makes me smile.
You wish you had a creative project? You spin yarn. You knit. You figure out how to keep your family going daily. Creative, all of those. And then you write this stuff to entertain the rest of us slackards. Very creative.
I think you’re going to enjoy the benefits of meditation. Carry on.
Oh — and that picture! Creative.
Jeff doesn’t like tacos? I don’t know how I feel about him anymore. I also don’t know how I feel about that picture. I’m a bundle of chaos now.
You’ve got it together!! Me? Heck no, but I try.
(Don’t tell anyone, but I’m ready for cooler weather and tasty apples.)
It’s been too long since I’ve seen you and I miss you. Lets fix that.
Be creative? You *are* creative! You knit, spin, make adorable photos with your dog’s face on you and vice versa. You write an incredibly entertaining blog…all of that is creative. Now if you just have the itch to try something new, I get it…so just go and try something!
But…how can he not like tacos? It’s any delicious food you want wrapped in a snuggly hug of warm soft bread like joy.
I honestly can’t wrap my head around someone not liking tacos. The whole toe/thumb thing is easier for me to grasp. Although now I feel like a weirdo for remembering that.
If there was a like option I would “like” this post. But since there isn’t I will tell you I like this post very much! You are a very self aware person. You just don’t walk through life. :)))
I almost clicked away when you said “manifesting my dream board”, but I like your blog so I didn’t. Like you said, different things for each of us. Good luck!
I can’t get over the not liking tacos thing and feel compelled to suggest recipes… it’s my curse… obsess about fixing things I can’t possibly fix when I really need to fix some of my own stuff… but I do like tacos
I want a yellow house too. (last year I wanted a blue house. I’m fickle. Sorry)
And I love tacos.
This is totally random but I LOVE your bag/ purse that is in the pic!!! If you made it you are definitely creative. Plus I love that everyone that reads your blot shares your/ our sense of humorous. Too bad we couldn’t do some sort of skype coffee “date” or girls night!
It took me several years to figure out a volunteer position that I liked, was needed at the school and that didn’t totally embarrass my kids(not that I don’t enjoy that on occassion). It turned out to be helping in the school library for an hour or two a week. They always need help reshelving books. My kids often come down to check something out when I’m there and say hi. It’s quiet and orderly and I can visit with other kids that stop in when I’m there.
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