Ok hi! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted here. I always wonder if I’m talking into the Void, and either don’t blog at all or post it over on Tumblr, where I know it will get at least a cursory glance from at least a few people. But I also know if I want to get followers I need to have content. So, here we go:
So I’ve been out of work since the middle of March, and officially unemployed since March 31. I do have a job now, though! I start May 30th, next Tuesday. It’s a mortgage company, and I’ll be in post-closing. I’m kind of excited? I can’t lie – being at home is WONDERFUL, lol. I know in my heart I was meant to live a life of leisure, even though I hardly slept in at all, due to having to get up very early to bring the kid to school.
Speaking of the kid: Monday was his 18th birthday and yesterday he graduated from high school. Yay! I am so happy. I’m excited for him. Today he got his voter ID card. He also told me he wants a tattoo. I’m all for it, but I want him to get something he won’t regret. It’s his life, though. He’s gotta do him.
So now that I have a job, I’ve got to start thinking about the future. I will have income, and not be on Unemployment Assistance, so things will be getting back to normal. I still will be living (even more) paycheck to paycheck, and not have any money for savings (or to pay off credit card bills) and that is not a way to live. As the kid is going to college, I need to, too.
But what to do? I want to do one of two things: Registered Dietician or Landscape Architect. That last one has a ton of overhead, though. I have an online friend who is a landscaper (technically a Master Gardner) and she is self-employed and oh gosh, do I envy her. She gets to be her own boss and work with her hands. I think that she had some kind of income/savings already, and I’m starting from nothing.
But still, since I’ve become plant-based, I’ve wanted to teach others about it. You can’t help but get excited about this lifestyle. So that’s why I want to get a degree in Nutrition or become a Registered Dietician so I can consult people (maybe people at risk or who have heart disease?). Not eating animals is still considered controversial, even among health professionals, so I think the more of us out there can help change minds.
So those are the two ideas I have. What do you think? I hate being stuck at a desk all day, it makes me so sad and makes my body hurt. I’m tired of making just enough money to (barely) live but not be able to save for my future, or for emergencies.
I am going to try my best to blog every day, and then when I have some money I want to get my own domain. I love to write as much as I like to talk, but I find this to be even easier than striking up a conversation with someone. Ok, guys, talk to you later!