I don’t know about everyone else, but I get bogged down in day to day life far too easily.
Perhaps this is something I learned over the past 18 months, where we were forced to take things so very slowly and carefully.
I’m all for living in the moment, as much as I may struggle to do this sometimes. I know that I try and that’s what matters. If I keep trying, hopefully it will become habit.
The other day I was mindlessly flicking through job websites when I came across a casual job with my local council. It fitted my experience and interests and in general looked really good. It was only casual though, and I got a little upset that I needed a full time job to live. Then I did some quick maths and realised that as this casual job paid more than I get now, I would only need to work 24 hours a week to get to my ‘liveable’ amount of income. Wow. That and a likely lack of commuting means I would have nearly 30 more hours a week to myself than I do presently. Wow.
I become so dragged down when I’m working in a job I don’t like that I forget that I do have the power to change it. And that something that suits you always comes around. You just have to be patient.
I have no idea if I will get this job. I hope so. But even if I don’t, I’ve done my best on the application and that’s the most I can do.
It’s important to remind yourself that you are in control of your life, but it’s easy to forget to. How do you manage to keep control, without becoming a control freak?
2 Replies to “Choices”
Good luck, good luck, good luck! This is what you were alluding to on twitter!!? Sounds as though I should keep my fingers crossed for you! Super exciting that you worked out that you can work less! How awesome!
I’ve actually had a few opportunities come up like this – part time but with better money, so I could drop a day or two a week. They’re all ones with fairly extended application processes, unfortunately. So it’s all wait and see 🙂