Go,go gadget go

Well my latest fortune didn’t really give me any advice but it did give me something to reflect on…. “you are a bundle of energy, always on the go”.

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Am I really always on the go and is that healthy? There’s always something to do work, eat, and play. There are 24 hours in a day, 8.5 are spent at work, and I confess to getting 7.5 hours of sleep at night, that leaves me with 8 hours of free time. Somehow I don’t feel like I have that much free time, 2.5 hours to eat and 1 hour to get ready in the mornings still leaves me with 4.5 hours. Hanging out with Jilly, Amelie, Sam or any other friends at night I’m left with 1.5 hours roughly. Somewhere in that 1.5 hour span of time I can commute to all of these places and write a blog, but no where in there does it include time to meditate. Thank god for weekends.

Last night to kick off the weekend I hung out with my coworkers at a karaoke bar close to work. On the one hand I work with a nice enough group of people to hang out with after work, but on the other, not a single one got up and sung karaoke with me. Mike, one of my coworkers claimed that he did not have enough drinks in him yet and a few others said that they couldn’t sing. Isn’t that the whole point of karaoke, to get up and sing regardless of whether you can or not?

In my experience the bad singers who are having fun with it are more enjoyable than the good ones who get really serious. I’m also biased because I’m a very bad singer but I do sound great in my car and the shower. Still I think everyone had a great time, and hopefully not all at my expense. I just wish at least one of the people my group had gotten up to sing. I probably should have invited Jilly out, I know she would have sung and the guys would have hit on her.

The point of me mentioning the karaoke is, well am I really at the right job with the right people? I spend a majority of time at a job that uses no creativity with people who don’t have the chutzpah to get up and sing. Being on the go constantly, am I spending my time wisely? I know I said it before but, thank god for weekends. Maybe I’ll go to the beach by myself and reflect today but before I do just have to share one last picture with you…

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It’s all original color and completely untouched, sorry if it offends any non-gator fans. Gotta love Florida.

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Try something new

Last night I ordered Chinese food which I’m sure comes as no big surprise, but that means I have a new fortune to follow…

“Now is the time to try something new

So in an effort to try something new, I sat down last night and made a list of ideas of new ideas to try. On my list so far I have budget, roller-blade, online dating, volunteer, community theater, write a children’s book and ride in a hot air balloon. Riding in a hot air balloon is probably not going to be in the new budget, but I do have roller-blades already and I’ve always wanted to try community theater. For now in an effort to keep it simple, I’m just going to do three things and add the others to the bucket list.

Today I created an online dating profile on a fishing site, I’m a little hesitant about putting up a picture but I did anyway and I started working on my budget. I’d love to read other people’s ideas on creating a budget, so far I have listed all of my monthly bills and tried to estimate how much I spend on everything else.

The last thing I wanted to try was volunteering. When I was younger my parents always had the family helping out those in need, but now that I’m older it feels like I’ve gotten so stuck in my own problems that I’ve forgotten there are other people out there hurting as well. The only problem is that most of the places I’ve checked out want volunteers during working hours, what happened to being able to volunteer on evenings and weekends? Then again hopefully I’ll have a couple of dates during the weekends.

*side note* I did try roller-blading today too and I realized that I probably should have sold those blades at the yard sale. Jilly I’m sorry for fighting you on that one, you were right.

Nothing’s broken but my pride isn’t what’s really sore right now.

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