April 7th, 2014
April 17th, 2014
Productive is an adjective used to describe people that manage to do a lot of work in only a little time. Being productive means you're being badass busy and loving it!
I've been super busy these last few days. Err, I mean I've been very productive. Because even if I don't have a job, I manage to keep myself quite busy with loads of stuff.
First of all, I thought it was time to accept the fact that I have no clue what I want to do with my life. And since this is a pretty bad position to be in at the age of 27, I decided to do something about it. So forgetting all my previous plans (and they were following each other up pretty darn quickly, but each without any success or result), I contacted a job coach and my first meeting is in 2 weeks. We've had a little meet and she seems very nice (apart from the fact that she's already sent me some homework to do before our first official session).
Second, I have decided to accept another fact, namely the one about not finding out what I want tomorrow. I mean, it's great I now have a job coach and she's going to put me to work to figure out who I am and what I want, but it's not going to happen overnight. So, I've decided to stop all the bad voices in my head that are making me stressed and upset, and simply accept that this takes time.
That leads me to my next point, which is that I am trying to find a simple and temporary job. The coaching sessions are expensive and at this moment there's only money going out and nothing coming in. That needs to change, even if it's just a little amount and even if it's just for now. Overseas job, I am still longing for you!
Final part of my Grande New Plan is that I want to find a volunteer job and feel like I'm actually doing something good. I know, I know, I am not a bad person and secretly I do a lot of nice stuff for some people (like taking my dad out to see some really lame Dutch movie he really wanted to see, just because nobody else would take him and I like to see him happy). But I want to feel as if I'm actually making a difference towards changing this world for the better.
Phew! No wonder I am so tired all the time, I really am busy and will be even busier when I do find a job and a volunteer spot.
When I do all that, I hope I can maintain exercising 6 times a week, keeping a blog, learning Icelandic, knitting a scarf, colouring my rune mandala's, playing with my mum's lovebird, and hanging out with my friends.
Sounds like a ton of work? Sounds like I'll be too busy too sleep? Nah, it just sounds like a lot of things a productive woman like myself can do.