Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Week Off

It doesn't happen like this very often.

I have a week off between jobs. Whoooooooohooooooooo!

Tomorrow is my last day on my current contract which has been both challenging, boring and great. Challenging in the way that it was a strange program with strange people. Boring in that the work could have been done by a trained monkey. Great in that I've made two friends who I hope will stick around for a bit - my team has made going to work bearable for the last three months.

So Monday week I head off for a two month stint at an energy company doing something I've never done before in a challenging environment. It will do me the world of good.

However, I now have a week to fill. It's scary how much I'd like to get done.

This is the list so far:

  • Finish the Language, Literacy and Numeracy unit for my Cert IV
  • Clean out the fridge
  • Have a big chuck out / put stuff on Ebay
  • Finish a couple of masonic jobs
  • Have lunch with a few people
  • Walk 10 kms a day
  • Get a really good wriggle on with a baby blanket that I'm making
  • See a few movies
  • Have my hair cut
  • Blog daily
  • Read a couple of books
  • Gym every second day
  • Start thinking about what I might like to write about in my research project 
  • Clean the flat from head to toe
That's a start anyway. I'm also hoping to have a few sleep-ins during the week.

The other thing that I'm aware of is I'm starting my Masters on 1 September. The powers that be at Swinburne University said that I could join the fold, so I'm starting what looks like it will be a four year path of learning. An expensive four year path of learning. 

I'm really looking forward to starting this new venture. It's part time. It will take up most of what free time I have for 36 weeks of the year, but I'm hoping it's going to be worth it. My first unit - Research and Writers. Not that I've received the course materials, but I'm becoming really quite bouncy about the thought of working towards something again.

Actually, I'm scared beyond belief, but it's a good scared.

Right, time to get some reading in before enjoying my last day in my realm of underemployment.

1 comment:

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

That's a big list.

"Good scared" is the best kind of scared to be - and I really need to embrace a bit of "good fear" myself.

I feel a blog post coming along.