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I didn’t realize I could be a magician too!

The disappearing act of my blog posts is completely the fault of my job.  While I completely understand it is the end of year, I didn’t understand the complexity of 4,000 page reports..notice plural.  Each one asking completely different things.  So as I result I have spent many waking hours poking myself in the eye with a fork…it’s that much fun! 

You can only imagine my excitement to give myself a break today and rescue my sanity on the 59 unread messages in my google reader.  It’s those little things that make me all warm and fuzzy on the inside!  As  you might gather if you follow any of my blogrolls like I do.. it snowed by heaps and mounds yesterday.  The husband was kindly notified at 5:32 AM that he could sleep in, and instead he woke up and made French Toast and began removing the North pole from our driveway with a shovel.  We are dedicated to our health and well-being so we prefer the exercise (cough).  Or maybe we are just too damn stubborn to fork out money for something that we don’t really want to buy. 

But all this snow removal and poking myself in the eye with a fork has left little to no time for my essential well-being.  I NEED to decorate for the holidays.  We came home on Sunday after heading back to the husbands home town in hopes to meet with our wedding photographer- however, last Thursday we were notified that his back injury is crazy bad (Gotta love my vocabulary)  and it’s prohibited him from sitting at the computer.  A huge let down for this newly wed..holy crap I just realized that today is our  2 month anniversary…shitballs, well congrats to us!

What was I saying…oh yes, when we returned home on Sunday I attempted to jump on the decorating-for-Christmas-bandwagon, only after stopping at my parents to get the results of St. Nick filling my stocking.  I love that St. Nick never realized that I’m over 18, and have moved out years ago….ignorance is bliss.  While the holiday spirit snatched my attention, it only worked for about 2.76 hours. This resulted  in boxes of unpacked Christmas decorations spewed throughout the house, our furniture rearranged to allow for the proper space for a Christmas tree, the revival of last year’s winter wonderland table (a crafty inspiration of sorts) and consuming a pot of coffee mixed with Bailey’s.  And unfortunately Monday brought work as usual.  Hence today…after being sequestered to my office computer and tortured by end of year reports (of which 1 is finished- 3 more to go) I am feeling that I DESERVE a day of vacation to frolic in my holiday creative wonderfulness…yes, I’m really that great.  Maybe I should practice my disappearing act at work- hehe.  I want a FULL Day, unfortunately by the looks of things, I’m screwed. 

Did I mention today is the husband’s birthday so following work we are picking out his birthday gift (ooh…there is exciting news that will have to wait for a new post), tomorrow will entail a baking fiesta to make dishes and wrap gifts for Xmas #2 on Friday, and Christmas #3 on Saturday, only to wake up early and preform in the church music Sunday (which also requires me to fit in a few rehearsal times before then).   Oh yes, and how about putting up our chrsitams decorations before Christams eve…and all while spending ridiculous hours getting MY WORK at my REAL JOB done so they don’t cut me out of the budget for next year!  Details.

Dammit, I need a life.  Thankfully I chose not to get a part time jobover the holiday season thanks to my better judgement (also know as my husband)!

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Looking through the Classifieds…

For almost six months I’ve been carrying the title: “I have no idea what I want to do with my life” and hence the many blogs of my quarter life crisis. Which brought me to the conclusion that I have no desire to continue my current job.

Hmm. Great job, Heidi.  However that brings us to the next question: What do I want to do with my life.  Well you see there is this list, my life list.  And quite frankly I have done a good majority of those things.  But somehow in that life list I need an income to support my list (which currently consist of exotic vacations throughout the world).  And I’m getting married and building a house, so the idea of picking up and joining the Peace Corp is a bit more difficult right now.  So looking at the drawing board for the last few months I finally decided to begin the application process at a few chosen locations. 

In my last couple rounds of job applications I set out with the “I NEED A JOB” mentality.  However this time, it’s kind of nice because I’m not desperate.  I have a good job, that gives me a live-able wage, flexibility, opportunity, benefits, etc. My school isn’t closing, I’m not moving 300 miles away, it’s just that what I do, isn’t my passion.  And slowly, I’ve become more irritated and less content with work life.  But I essentially can stay here as long as I want, and my boss is now aware of this frame of mind I have, and he’s willing to make arrangements so that my current job lines up more in line with what I REALLY want to do.  Now what job offers that option?!?   

But, I need options.  I need to know what else is out there.  I’ve always had a plan to guide these decisions.  (Note that is a different list than the life list…I’m slightly obsessed with lists).  I’ve always had a plan, but I really want to get rid of the plan. I don’t want to have to provide boundaries on this one.  However, the inner battle I’m having with myself still needs some guidance.   I’m becoming more perturbed with the fact that our educational systems requires us to figure out what we want to do with our lives at the ripe age of 18….and we get streamlined into common professions, because we don’t realize there are more options out there than being a teacher, or nurse.  huh.  Okay I feel a little better now.  So, in exploring my options I’ve decided that I have a few rules, which is ironic ’cause I’m not one that likes to follow rules, yet I am a law abiding citizen. 

The rules of my job search include: starting teaching salary in Wisconsin is not a live-able wage. I need to have the flexibility to take my vacation whenever I want, which includes non-peak travel times.  I need to be able to work with youth (preferably high school, but younger and older are also encouraged), I want to be free to explore non-traditional ways of making a difference, I want to remain living in the Fox Cities area. Travelling  in acceptable and encouraged in my line of work.  I must have  a computer from the 20th century and thus access to the technology tools that allow me to effectively “network” with other professionals: youth are professionals too (therefore email is not my sole form of communication options).  I need to have the opportunity to be truthful about my life experiences and not pretend the real world doesn’t exist.  I need to continue to have opportunities to learn…which doesn’t require me to have a master’s- cause I still don’t know what I want to do with my life, and I’m sick of “investing” thousands of dollars into an education that is sending me back to square one (Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life? What do I want to do?).  Umm, and I like to laugh and have fun at work.  Oh yes, and if possible, I like challenges and meeting new people.

However, job postings rarely indulge the truths behind the job duties (including wages, which drives me crazy!) It’s a set of misleading information that you can interpret to mean whatever you choose. 

If you have further recommendations, or are aware of a job opening that might fit my criteria…please share!

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It’s my Life

yep it is, and everyday I can make a decision that seems crazy and outlandlish. In my head it’s okay.  Randomness is fun and it often times drives my decision making process.  So all it took was a suggestion from a friend, and now I’m seriously considerring it.  Someone mentioned this weekend that I’d be good at sales.  Hence the wheels turning.  Specifically in the field of health care.  Okay, so I looked for a few sales jobs.  It looks like fun.  Not sure how I would even get in the door seeing how I have a background in education and public health.   But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to try.

And if we really want to get on the topic of randomness…let’s discuss where we are going to live.  Facts: we are outgrowing our apartment by the minute.  All closets are overstuffed with essentials. The garage is FULL, Storage is Full.  It is imperative that we get a house ASAP.  Options include building a house (which requires a lot of decisions that I will be stuck with for the rest of my life) or buying a house (which we eventually be selling so that we can build a house).  I don’t even know where I want to live any more.  Another mention was to move up by Brent’s home town.  It’s cheaper, and our friends are there.  His mom runs a day care. Nice! So maybe we’ll build a summer home up there, cause clearly we live a lifestyle that supports that.  And I was the one saying I don’t want money, it just gets in the way.  Well, it’s starting to look that I wouldn’t mind a few dollars thrown my way!

Yep, I am all over the board.  This is me settling down.  You might think I’m crazy, you should, I do.  But it’s my life and I get to decide what to do with it, even if I have no idea what that means today.  Thus, the quarterlife crisis continues. 

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I’m having a quarter-life crisis (plus a few)

Yep…I am. 

 I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE!!!

Any suggestions? Please share…. I’m a teacher by trait, done that.  Work in Health Care now, ready for something new….but I don’t know what.  I don’t know where I want to live. 

I do know that I have a car, I’m a female with a lot of clothes and shoes (42 pairs-thank you very much), I am an decent athlete, and really good at scrapbooking.  I’m great at bargain shopping for almost anything. 

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