Mid-September (Almost) Accomplishments

We’re almost halfway through September already, which is crazy. 2018 is just around the corner. Can time just slow down a little? I feel like I barely got to enjoy the summer weather before it started turning cooler again. I’m not ready for the cold weather, not one bit.

I mentioned about a week ago (here) about trying to make some goals for this week.

My weekly goal from now to next week is going to include: cleaning up a little around the house (and especially my bedroom – it’s a disaster), read half of Game of Thrones, finish Twin Peaks (before my free Showtime on Hulu expires), and especially – call and set up a doctor’s appointment! This is the first step to getting my act together.

Good news is, I’ve made some of them! Yesterday, I called and finally set up a doctor’s appointment. It’s two weeks from now, which is not too bad for being a new patient. The one doctor I had signed up for a couple years ago, they had a two month wait for new patients (ridiculous). Now, after that appointment, I have to go to the DMV to sign up to try for my learner’s permit again.

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It’s a bit frustrating still having to have that despite being 24. But the one I have expired two years ago and they told me I have to redo everything again basically. Yet online it says you don’t need a learner’s permit – but wait, if you don’t have your license, never mind, yes, you do need it. Such a tease! You can only schedule a road test online, which sucks. So I have to sit at the DMV for an hour just to take the test? What joys to look forward to again. Plus my State ID is expiring on Halloween so I’m not only going to have to pay for a drivers’ license, I’m going to have to pay for a State ID now, too.

On the plus side, I have a really good friend, Bob, who offered to come up and take me driving to get my permit. He even was okay with helping me get comfortable driving to and around Pittsburgh. So I’m excited! The sooner I get comfortable driving, the sooner I can get my license and a car and get out on my own out there.

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The other thing I managed to accomplish is finishing up Twin Peaks: The Return. It was a great show, I mentioned my thoughts here.

Two out of Four isn’t too bad, right? I did read some of Game of Thrones, but I’m not halfway through it yet. And I did some cleaning, but my bedroom is still a disaster. But the most important thing was scheduling that appointment, so I think I can be okay with how things have gone!

Honestly, my work schedule is awful the rest of the week – reasons why I’m posting about this now. I know I’m not going to accomplish much the rest of the week, I’m looking at over 30 hours the next four days. While I’ll still post my daily posts, everything else is going to basically get set back for work.

I wanted to get myself started on a photography challenge to work on my photography skills, but I think I’m going to hold off on starting that until I figure out where I’m going. See, I just applied to a couple of bank jobs. My mom’s best friends’ daughter works at one uptown, and she offered to refer me and be my reference. I’m over my current job (as I keep saying here and here).

Plus the other thing is my health insurance is something I get free through the state. I qualified for it last year because I didn’t make enough money. Now, I have 45 hours this week and I’m making a dollar more than I did last year. I have to resubmit my pay stubs in the next month, and I just don’t think I’ll qualify anymore. I’m making too much. My job now offers no benefits. Banks, however, offer eye, dental, health and a 401K retirement plan. I need to start looking into this.

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The shifts would be 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and weekends off. I wouldn’t be on my feet constantly like I am at work now, too. This is yet another reason – I stand on hard cement for 9 hours sometimes, I run back and forth, and my shoes get ruined very fast so I stopped buying new ones. It’s hard on my feet, in fact it may be ruining them.

Ultimately, though, I just don’t even like the job anymore. I like some customers, others I can’t stand seeing. And sometimes I see the ones I can’t stand, like two or three times a shift and everyday. Why don’t you just buy a 12pack and call it a day? Instead of buying two Natty Daddy’s at a time. They’re 25oz cans as well.

My coworkers are mostly great. And my bosses have worked with me to give me the days off I need and to keep me around, but I just don’t want to do it anymore. Homecoming is in less than two weeks and my stomach is in knots over it because I really don’t want to work a big college weekend again. I didn’t go to college to let myself be stuck in this kind of job. A bank job may not be what I want to do with my life, but at least I would be doing something that not only looks better, but it’s more professional. Maybe I’d even learn a thing or two about money that I didn’t know before. After all, this job I have now taught me more about beer that I never knew before.

I just think it’s time, I’m not happy when I go into work. Like I said, it’s not the people. I just don’t know how I’m going to break it to my managers that I’m done. They want me to be there forever (despite me saying not going to happen). And I did say I’d probably stay there until I moved to the city. But the city is going to have to wait, and unfortunately, I can’t keep waiting. So I think I may tell them something along the lines of, “It’s not you, it’s the job.” Breaking up. Goodbye, time to find my path in life again.

My problem is, I worry about other people’s expectations of me. I hate disappointing. And I feel obligated to stay and help out, but I need to remember that this is not my problem and I don’t have to feel stuck anymore. I have a right to my own choices, and I know they’ll respect that. I’ll give my two-weeks and do everything proper, and they can’t hate me for that.

I know this post was a tad bit longer winded than I intended it to be (I can’t type less than 1,000 words it seems). But I’m motivated! There’s a few weeks of September left, and I’m going to make a few more realistic goals:

  • Officially get my physical
  • Take my permit’s test
  • Get a new job (fingers crossed)!
  • Finish Game of Thrones book 1

I think these can be easily accomplished within a few weeks, right? I wanted to add a goal for photography, but I think I may try to hold off until October to get myself more involved in that. I want to figure out what I’m doing, where I’m going. I have a feeling the next two weeks are going to be a little rough. So I’m going to keep it simple!

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9 thoughts on “Mid-September (Almost) Accomplishments”

  1. Yay! Sounds like you’re progressing a lot! 😀

    I’m glad you scheduled your doctor’s appointment and two weeks isn’t so bad but that’s crazy that the other place was going to make you wait two months??? That’s ridiculous! How do they even get new patients like that?

    And can’t your permit/license be the same as your state ID or are do you need both? When I got my permit my state ID was expiring but I just had to pay for my permit which was also my new state ID! That sucks if you have to both where you live! It’s already bad enough that you have to get a physical done.

    That bank job sounds so wonderful, I sure do hope you get it! 😊

    I know you can accomplish the rest of your past goals and your new goals too! You got it! 😊

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    1. Awww you’re so sweet, thank you 💜

      And I’m trying to! Haha. I have to make myself get things done somehow.

      And it really isn’t that long of a wait honestly! The other place definitely was ridiculous, I remember calling because I had strep throat and they told me to go to urgi care 🙈 haha. I did, but even as a new patient that was a bit extreme. The worst part is that I had been under that doctor for months, it was just the first time I called 🙃

      And the license is the same! But the permit doesn’t count for anything, unfortunately. Only because I can’t go out anywhere or legally buy alcohol or stuff like that without a valid photo ID, and I don’t think I’ll get my license fast enough. That’s giving me less than a month to work around everyone else’s schedules lol. But who knows, I may luck out. I don’t want to have to pay for both, but I’ll talk to them when I go to the DMV to see what I can do. I should’ve been on this earlier honestly lol.

      And I’m really hoping to hear back from them soon 😊 I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I went to work yesterday and realized I’m at the place I really hate my job right now, I need a change.

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      1. Seriously? Urgent care for strep throat? That’s ridiculous lol. But why couldn’t that doc find you in the system or something? 😛

        That’s weird that your photo doesn’t go on your permit! How long do you need to have your permit before you can take your license test?

        And you’re fine, at least you’re getting things done now. 😊

        I think you’ll get the bank job since you have a reference to help you get in but if you don’t, just keep applying at other places so you don’t have to work at your current place anymore!

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      2. Right? I agree. But I had never been there before and that’s what the secretary told me lol. I did go to urgent care, but I shouldn’t have had to 😂

        I guess it’s weird to me to have a photo on a permit! Haha. It’s legit just a piece of paper with information in PA. And since I’m over the age of 21, I can take it whenever after I get my permit. It just depends on how soon I get it, when I’m able to schedule the driving test, and how comfortable I’ll be with driving! So it’ll depend on how soon I can drive haha.

        And thank you (: I’m trying to!

        And I’m hoping I do because I do have that reference, but I don’t want to get my hopes up yet. A part of me feels bad because I feel like I’m going to let quite a few people down at my current job lol. I told my one coworker I applied somewhere else and he told me I’m not allowed to leave because there’s no one else like me that works like me 😂 I thought it was sweet though. It’s my managers who rely on me I’ve been holding off on telling. They’ve worked with me on a lot of things, a part of me feels like I’m letting them down if I leave, but I’m so tired of the job lol

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      3. Don’t you have to wait for hours at urgent care? That’s crazy– you should’ve been able to make an appt for something like that, lol.

        PA is so odd to me!! Lol, the 3 states I’ve lived in use photos on a permit. Have you done any practice driving yet? You’ll get the hang of it in no time and have your license in no time! 👏🏾

        When I left my job at Sonic, I felt the same way! I loved that job though and they needed me, the boss kept asking me to stay part-time but I had a better opportunity so I had to go, just like you have to go!😊

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      4. Sometimes! It’s not so bad where I’m at (if it was a big city it’d be worse). I don’t think I’ve had to wait an hour the last couple times I’ve gone!

        Haha it’s the only state I know, but yeah it is an odd state. Apparently they didn’t update something so our licenses are going to be invalid as forms of ID outside PA starting next year. Or so I remember hearing lol. And I have not started driving yet! Been waiting on my permit, so hopefully by the start of next month I can be driving!

        Sometimes you just have to go! Like you said. I don’t mind the job if I’m having a good day with the coworker’s. but it’s more the stupid questions I get asked on the phone, people wanting to order things not on the menu, and just customers in general 😂 and being on my feet all day.

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      5. Ooh, that’s lucky! I had a bladder infection and I lived in the cities in MN and I had to go UC and it took forever. I’ll never go back, haha.

        And oh I remember when that was on the news because MN had the same problem and people weren’t going to be able to travel outside of our state but MN fixed it quickly. I hope PA gets that figured out soon! 😛 and good luck when you start driving!

        Haha, yeah I remember all those problems working in fast food!! And even in my job now people ask the stupidest questions, ordering things not in the money lol!! 👎🏾

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      6. Ohh man that sounds awful! Haha I don’t blame you at all!

        I hope PA gets there act together like MN did then! And haha thank you 🙂

        Hahah people just suck! Flat out! And then you have those really not so smart customers and they seem sweet but they just don’t understand anything 😩 and that’s kind of hilarious (and terrible) that it’s a universal thing for all jobs apparently!


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