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[Times] MOTS
You guys have probably noticed that I don't post very often. To be honest, I don't know why. I tend to get distracted or forget shortly after thinking of something to post. Or sometimes I'll write half of a post, then look at it and just... lose my enthusiasm for posting it.

There've been times lately when I've just... felt like I'm in a rut. I've been having a lot of fun roleplaying on GateMUSH and YAH MUX, but beyond that... what am I doing? I'm still stuck in a job that I rarely enjoy and that barely supports me. I really don't feel like I've done all that much to find a new one. And I still don't know what I want to do after the summer. Do I try to go back to school? (The whole 'saving up money for it' sure as hell isn't working out so far.) Stick to full-time work? Transfer to an Atlanta school or find a job down there so I can be with Indigo?

So, yeah, I'm in a bit of a weird headspace again. But I'll try not to withdraw or anything. I've been thinking of starting up the 'five good things a day' habit Indigo's been doing lately. That would at least get me posting on a daily basis, and I could work my way up from there to posting more content regularly.

Thanks for reading, guys. I know I'm quiet almost all of the time, but I do think of you all as friends; root for you when you're doing well, keep you in my thoughts when you're feeling down. My life's a lot better thanks to this journal, not just because it's how I met Indigo.

Feeling: contemplative contemplative
Listening to: Jonathan Coulton - Furry Old Lobster

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calixa From: calixa Date: December 8th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
My life's a lot better thanks to this journal, not just because it's how I met Indigo.

Aw! I hope things get better for you :)
shizukun From: shizukun Date: December 8th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
There are times where you do need to sit back and consider your position in life. Doesn't mean withdrawing, no, but you might want to take a day or few just to sit down and give things a look-over.

At any rate, I shall certainly be around on Gate to chat, as always. :o
theantitexan From: theantitexan Date: December 8th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
My advice is, if you don't like your job, start looking for a new one. If you've worked there awhile, you have some experience, which can help you find something you'd like better.

If you think you'd be happier down in Atlanta, too, I'd look into it; there's always cost of living and cost of moving expenses to consider, but it's worth examining.
faetan From: faetan Date: December 8th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Only recommendation I could make is to try a nice low-key receptionist job, since I'm pretty sure you're good at typing and such. ;) Employment agencies are always hiring, and they might be able to set you up with something really good that pays a lot better. And it's sort of nice to have a consistent work schedule too.

Either way, you'll find yourself soon enough, and do the things that'll make you happy. Good luck, I'll be rooting for ya!
booboosnitsnit From: booboosnitsnit Date: December 8th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey Shay (from Shae),
I know the rut thing... good lord, I'm STILL trying to finish up my bachelors (taking the five year plan just because I've screwed up a lot and dropped too many classes). Reevaluating where you are and what you're doing is always a good thing, as stressful as it can be sometimes. I can imagine without the stresses and excitement and ever-changing atmosphere of college life, getting stuck in a rut can happen a lot. Grad school? Working? Moving? Yeah, all that stuff scares the crap out of me, and I always think it'll go away once I'm settled into something, but it probably won't. Take some time, look into options, if anything it'll be something productive to do, and who knows maybe you'll find something you're better suited to or that makes you happier. At least you can say you looked even if you don't find something right away. Good to hear you and Indigo are doing well, and I hope everything turns out all right for you.

-Shae :)
popfiend From: popfiend Date: December 8th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
This may sound simplistic, but write down your options. Don't just give voice to them. Paper and pen it.

Rate them in order of your gut. Give what you really WANT to do has the highest priority. Then look at them w/ your head. What's practical.

Then re-rate based upon both factors.

And then make a decision from there. The more info you have, even the more info from yourself, the better you can decide.


It's gonna be OK dude.
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