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The times, they are a-changin’

My Google horoscope today read:

It may feel like your time is running out, but this is an illusion and it’s important that you don’t buy into it. It’s time to consolidate the gains you’ve made over the past weeks and accept it that the times really are changing. You have all the time you’ll ever need if you willingly change with the changing times.

How appropriate and true.

I contacted HR about that internal posting I didn’t think I got short-listed for (it closed Oct 22nd), and she told me that they were just finalizing their short list now, and are looking at interviewing mid-late next week. So I figure if I haven’t heard from them by Friday, then I definitely didn’t get an interview. In the meantime, I’ve applied for a few more job postings that I think I have a really good shot at. Fingers crossed!

I still haven’t posted any new items to eBay, and I haven’t written a PPP opp in a few days. Still feeling under the weather, but that’s really no excuse. Gotta get on it.

Also in the past few days, I’ve been talking a lot with friends, and making plans to get together. I am now officially the only single person out of the group. It’s kind of depressing because my friends are the type who like to have their significant other attached to their hip at all times, otherwise they’re not willing to go anywhere. Would it really kill them to spend 2 hrs. away from their SO in order to have a cup of tea with a friend? I don’t know about you, but I find that really annoying.

A case of the Mondays

I’m experiencing severe writer’s block today, so I apologize in advance. I’d usually have 2 or 3 posts up by now! :)

Work has been dragging along today. I’ve been staring at my cell phone, wishing it would ring … but so far it hasn’t. It’s a little deflating that I’ve only gotten one interview since I started job hunting 26 days ago, and it’s left me feeling frustrated and unmotivated.

I haven’t listed any new eBay items all week. Although thanks to SmartCanucks.ca, I found an awesome deal where Canada Post will give you official eBay mailing envelopes and stickers FOR FREE! I placed my order on Monday, and got my package on Friday. This is going to drastically cut down on my shipping costs now that I don’t have to pay for packaging. :) I guess this should motivate me to start looking at more things to sell.

Holding myself accountable for my goals

Along the lines of yesterday’s post, I’ve decided to really focus in on the three aspects of my life that need the most attention right now. Below are a few goals I want to zone in on for the rest of the year:

  • Finances – I need to save up for so many different things right now and pay back my RRSP loan … I don’t have the money to be buying clothes or handbags (I was oh so close to buying a $300 Coach carryall tote … but I told myself that if I can come up with the funds in full through PPP and by selling stuff on eBay, I can go ahead and buy whatever I want … even the most expensive diamond-incrusted Hermes bag there is. Just as long as I don’t spend any money from my pay cheque for it. And also as a side note, am I the only one who absolutely thinks Hermes bags are hideous? Well, maybe they’re not hideous, but what’s so special aboutthem? Why are they considered such classics? They’re kinda boring and so over-priced … plus I would find that closure flap/lock thing so annoying and inconvenient!) My goal is to save more than I had originally anticipated myself saving for my down payment.
  • Relationships – I think I’m starting to spread myself too thin … what with working 2 full-time jobs, and my part-time job at the arena is starting early this year b/c my boss wants me to work a few events before the season starts. I guess I could have said no, but I didn’t really want to. I feel very possessive about that job for some reason. Another time commitment is that I’ve agreed to playing on 4 field hockey teams this year, as opposed to the 3 teams I usually play for. I’m finding that my relationship with my friends and family are suffering, because I’m working all the time or playing field hockey, and the rest of the time I’m too tired to really do much. I usually don’t leave until 8:30 – 9pm … and I’m finding I don’t have time for household duties like doing the dishes, vacuuming, laundry, etc. My goal is to stay in touch with my friends by writing an e-mail or calling somebody at least once a day, if only just to chat for a minute or two.
  • Body – I’m on a mission to get a totally hot bod, but I’m not thinking I’m going to need to dedicate much time to it, what with playing 3-4 hockey games per week, plus a practice. Oh, and I bought two cheesy fitness DVDs from the second-hand store downtown for $5 each. I figure that they’re cheesy enough to entertain me while I do my workout, and plus it’s a lot cheaper than taking a fitness class at a rec centre. This way I can do my workout whenever I want (and can look like an idiot in my own living room, instead of in a class full of people who probably know what they’re doing), and also as a bonus I don’t have to schedule a class into my already busy week. My goal is to 1) lose 7-10 lbs., 2) drop down to a true size 4, and 3) and get back to the shape I was in at the end of last season (May).

I think that in 2 months, when my 2nd full-time job ends, I’ll be able to take back control of my life a little bit. It’s the final sprint to the end, and I’m throwing elbows. I’m not just going to finish the race, but I’m going to achieve all my goals along the way.

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