Another month down, one more to go. November wasn’t too bad, but I don’t think I accomplished as much as I had hoped to accomplish. The holidays tend to do that, not to mention my work schedule has been all over the place. But hey, we hired a new girl, and are hiring one more for weekends (because my manager said he hired her so I can spend weekends with Ray – legit only reason for that). I’m feeling a little more optimistic now, 2018 is going to be filled with some changes.
I also had a personal goal list here.
So what are some highs and lows of the month?
-I was able to help my mom get the house a little organized.
-I bought Ray something for his birthday, and spent the weekend after it with him.
-I at least bought Ray something for Christmas.
-I went out a couple of times with my friends.
-I started up the daily Black and White photos
-My uncle offered to help me find an entry level job in the city. I just have to update my resume and portfolio to send to him. Fingers crossed.
-Money has started getting tight this month.
-I bought an item off of eBay the other day, only to get an email saying the account was hacked by a third party user, so they removed the item. My information was safe, but I still got charged and lost $20. Fuck.
-I only got to see Ray once this month. Again.
-I still have not gotten my license, permit, or gone driving. I had plans to try today, but was too tired from yesterday. Hoping to go next week, though.
-I still have to do my Christmas shopping. Money has been tighter with my mom losing her job, and I’m still not sure what to get her yet.
-I never got into serving like I wanted to, gave up on asking because my hours have been shit.
-I still have to update my health information. I tried to update it the one day, but couldn’t get the links on the website to work.
November has more lows than highs, but it could have been worse. The end of the year is always more busy than anything. Back in college, it was always stressing to get everything done, plus focus on the holidays. Now it’s stress over work and the holidays and finding time to get everything done. Which seems to get harder and harder to do.
Yesterday, on my day off, we managed to get the house looking a lot better. Most of the stuff went into the spare bedrooms for now, but it opened so much space in the kitchen and dining room. I forgot how nice it was to not have boxes in the middle of the floor. The next step is setting up for the holidays, we still have to decorate the tree yet. I’m off Friday, and I think we’re going to bake some cookies. Hopefully should be a good day.
My one friend who lives in Pittsburgh, he texted me the other day and said he had a question for me. The question was – would I want to move in with him and his girlfriend and their other friend down there in May or June? I really want to, so badly. I have so much fun down there with them, and he offered to help get me on my feet and established. Between that and my Uncle offering to help me find a job, it’d be a great start.
The drawback, is, of course, my mother. Who is still insistent on me finding a place to move to, so she can eventually follow me to get herself established. While it’s considerably better than what we have now, I feel like once I get on my own, it’s going to be so hard to have her move back in with me. Because at that point? It’ll be my place, not hers. So her dumb rules that she has for me now (like a curfew at 2am – seriously, she bitched me out the other day because I came home at 2:30am), they won’t matter if it’s my place, right? I just don’t know what’s going to happen, and it makes it hard for me to start my life up. Because… what if Ray and I are still together and want to move in together? I wouldn’t have him move in with me with her there. That’s just dumb.
I don’t know what’s going to happen in the upcoming months. December, I have some goals, but it’s mostly getting through the holidays. After that, it should be a little easier to focus on my big time goals. I’m just so ready for change already, I need it here. I’m hoping I can spend New Year’s with Ray, right now that’s the plan. I just need a guarantee I have New Year’s Eve off (we’re closed New Year’s Day), and for the weather to be on my side. I’m so nervous with how nice it’s been lately, we might get hit hard and I really would be devastated. He can’t drive up to see me with 10 feet of snow outside. I mean, he could, but I really wouldn’t expect that. A 2 hour drive would turn into 4 hours and it wouldn’t be worth it.
So long, November!
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