I’m a total slacker…

Remember that to-do list I posted a while back?  Yeah, none of that stuff got done in the allotted time frame.  I have been totally slacking off for the past two weeks.  I literally didn’t get out of my pajamas at all this weekend.  I lost my motivation.

I’m happy to say, though, that I was very productive yesterday.  I finished my continuing education and renewed my CPA license.  I did my expense report at work.  I organized my desk and updated my work to-do list.  I got a few big things crossed off that.  I did my final return from Christmas – one of J’s gifts that he decided he didn’t want.  Overall it was a productive start to the week.  Now, if I can keep this going, maybe I can finish all the “actionable” things that have been hanging over my head and move on to the more long-term things like getting back to the gym and eating healthier. 

I’m also seriously considering a career change and possibly getting a graduate degree.  The problem is…I have no idea what I want to do.  Also, I don’t relish the idea of starting over at the bottom after already working my way up for 12 years.  But I started doing some research yesterday to see what my options are if I don’t go back to school and also to see what graduate programs are available at the schools in my area. 

I’ll keep you all posted and certainly welcome anyone’s suggestions!

Comments

  1. How exciting for you. If there is one suggestion I would give you, its do what you LOVE. It sounds cliche, I know, but seriously. I worked my way up to Upper Management in a county job (government), but hated it. During my 7 years there, I pursued my passion (yoga) in my free time. I became a registered yoga teacher. Finally, in Sept 2008, I’d had enough of the burocratic bull%$@#. I talked to J about quitting and he said, “go for it”. It took me several months to make the decision, plus get all the financials in order. Long story short, I am now teaching yoga as a career and its worked out. I teach for the local university (along with a few other smaller “gigs”). But the university job pays very well. At the end of last year, I picked up another job with a friend of mine who owns a small company to fill in the other time on my hands. I couldn’t have dreamed for a better outcome.

    My point is, plan, obviously, but pursue your passion! Life is way too short to suck everyday! Good luck. Can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures.

    • Life is too short to suck everyday! I love it…that’s going to be my new motto. I’m glad to see that this whole career change thing worked out so well for you. I’m going to cross my fingers for such a good outcome.

  2. I’m hoping that some of your productiveness will rub off on me this week as I seem to be slacking severely. :)

    I have been debating on going back to school for a long time. Not for a new career, but for a graduate degree. One thing you could try is taking a class in something that interests you at a community college or online and seeing where it goes. I know that has helped a couple people in deciding career changes if you want to go that route!

    • That’s a great idea. I just downloaded the community college’s course schedule and I’m going to peruse it on the way home. I’ve got some financial loose ends to tie up before I can go back to school full time, but one or two classes to test the waters will fit into my schedule.

  3. Yay for being productive, I need some of that!

    After being laid off from my job I’m considering going back to school rather than find another dead end job. While I’m nervous, I feel like in this economy it’s going to be the best thing for me.

    • That’s kind of how I feel…I want to leave my job, but so far every job I’ve had ends up being exactly the same. If I want a real change I have to do something drastic and going back to school seems like the smartest thing.

  4. I constantly think about going back to school. I work in accounting but have a business degree and my plans have spanned from getting my masters in accounting to getting an entreneurship certificate to going to culinary school at community college. I even took a graduate class in parks and recreation at the college where I work. I always come up with this crazy ideas but never actually follow through on them.
    Also I was highly unproductive this weekend. But it snowed a lot so that seemed like a good excuse not to do stuff.

    • Snow is definitely a good excuse not to do anything. Parks and recreation is a great field. My grandfather was the P&R commissioner in our city for like a million years. He loved it…it was a totally rewarding career.

  5. ah yes, grad school. i graduate in december which seems like a lifetime away…good luck with your decision!

    and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ps- i go many wkends without getting out of my pj’s…yeah, i’m okay with it.

  6. so exciting that you’re thinking about grad school! I’m doing the same..and trying not to be a slacker as well!

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