I’ve Said it Before…

Every weekend, I find myself trying to reinvent my whole life/fix what’s not working/complete every project on the list, etc.  This weekend, is different, because I’ve got FIVE whole days!  Plus, I’m not going to loose my mind with crazy plans.

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I’m just going to:

1)  Finish what’s on the needles now (that’s only 3 projects!);

2)  Write up the patterns for two baby sweaters and send them to test knitters;

3)  Finish 2 quilt tops;

4)  Clean the refrigerator  (brought to you by Mrs. Meyers!)

5)  Clean the bathroom.

That’s so manageable within a day or two, right?  The hardest part is going to be getting through today — REALJOB is beating this drumbeat of angst in my ear, reminding me what a meritocracy is, and that I should probably start looking for it!

I got a recruiter call yesterday out of the blue.  I always take them and I always talk to the recruiters because it’s good practice for me, and helps me think in higher-level terms about what I do and what I want to do.  Plus, I like talking to people who actually want to talk to me.  Anyway, she asked me about my career goals and where I want to be in the next little while, and I told her my story about the secret promotions process where I work.  We had a good laugh about it, but it did leave me with an ember burning in my pocket, and it’s kind of getting hot. I don’t think I can wait for the Camino de Santiago walk to do some introspection and make a commitment.  Maybe I’ll spend the last three days of my weekend working on that.

 

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2 Replies to “I’ve Said it Before…”

  1. Have you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed? I finished it recently, and while I can’t say my life has been much like hers, her solo backpacking trip on the Pacific Coast trail really resonated for me. I wish I could to the Camino, but I have to save all my vacation time for visiting family – we’re so scattered across this darn continent!

    1. Thanks, Sharon! I’m going to see if I can pick it up for some long weekend reading. (If I can find a bookstore, that is! They’re dropping like flies around here.)

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