I was all prepared to do a Wednesday chub-day update on my baby, and then read the Ambitious One’s Three Things Thursday and realized that it is, indeed, Thursday. My world is topsy turvy! (I vote for Lucifer!)
So – no chubby thighs for you! Mwahaha.
1. I have had an extra (not terribly large) sum of money come into my possession due to me being generally awesome. (Prize money for my capstone award.) I am trying to decide what to do with it. I should probably put it towards my student loan debt, but would rather do something fun. I worked hard on that school thing, and on my capstone project, and would really, really like to use it for a personal reward. Current ideas in the running: (1) new tattoo; (2) new road bike; (3) mini vacation. Other ideas? (Yes, I know that shoes aren’t on the list, but I don’t actually NEED new shoes and have instituted a rule that says no new shoes until there is room for them in my closet. Which would necessitate getting rid of at least a half dozen pairs that are already shelf-less.
2. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about future plans recently. I’m done with my MS, but instead of feeling done, I am feeling that I want more. The more that I want specifically includes a velvet tam.
However, I also like my job! And have a baby! When would I have time to go get a PhD? And my area of interest for further study is not applicable to my current career. Conundrums!
3. The anxiety I mentioned awhile ago is not getting better. I am working on my favorite strategy of “fake it ’til I make it,” but that is not so effective on a long-term basis it seems. It will get better, that I know. In the meantime, I will try not to be too avoidy and isolationist. But a little isolation is not so bad, I think.