So, I am unemployed, or underemployed. I still have the granny nanny job, but the relaxing job of 8 hours a day five days a week, along with the paycheck, is gone. Monday I needed two doggy downers to get me off the walls, but it completely wiped me out for Tuesday and then another attempt at the wall yesterday, but I talked myself out of it and avoided the chill pills. I sat down and made a list of everything I need to do to, both large and small, and having it all in one spot keeps me away from the walls. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I just love ticking things off a to do list gives me a deep down, tickle of a thrill.
The list is a two fold tool. First, it puts everything that I need to do, everything I need to think about, everything that I need to buy in one place. I need to put them in line with priorities, and I’ll put that on the list to do. Second, it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I cross something off, but not enough to celebrate and blow off the rest of my to-dos. The most important things that I need to do is get the credits for my CEC ‘classes’, study, pass the test and then start looking for a job in medical. The other is to bolster my meager income and finish the chapter for House of Dragons.*
What is surprising me is that I am still getting up relatively early, I’m getting a good nights sleep, though some nights I stay up as late as 11:00pm (scandalous, I know) but I’m feeling the need to stick to my work schedule. I don’t want to sleep the day away. That said, that doesn’t exactly mean that I want to take the world be storm either. I’m not hiding in TV, but I’m not as productive as I could be…..but then again, it’s only been four days…..I should probably just get to know myself without having some place to go in the morning.
* Soul Searching: House of Dragons is the first installment (hopefully) in my stories of missionaries all over the world. This is about a cadre of companionships in Vietnam trying to return a lost Vet home and the general struggles that go along with being in the Lords service.