And Facebook? Faget about it. I haven't ever connected with my spot in that realm. It's there, but only gets scraps of attention from me. I don't think a huge amount of people my age have these types of accounts so maybe that's why I've lost interest. The Fogunator 2000 (the Aging ray gun of life) must be taking affect on me because I can't keep up with all of these new sources of communication.
Right now I enjoy blogging. Quite a lot actually. I especially enjoy checking in on other people. I hope to continue fitting it in when I start working or schooling or creek snorkeling my way to fitness, whatever, while the boys are back in school this Fall. I've never really been known for my multi-tasking skills. So if busy happens...blogging might, in fact,not.
And that brings me to the yearly question:
What should I do for the next school year?
Let me see what happens if I just brainstorm it right here and now.
- Try for a part-time job at the University down the street- low pay but might get the "work" gears turning again (and I could still pick the kids up after school).
- Get a job at a dentist office in town- There are no Oral Surgeons here so it would just be regular dental work. (lower pay-may be boring)
- Drive to one of the bigger cities to work- Definitely would have to make enough to cover driving and car use. And of course it's far from kiddies who need me every day at 3:00.
- Nothing- Keep blogging and kickin' around the house. Not a real plan for the future but veeeeerrry easy. Availability level to kids-HIGH. Depression also possible here due to aimless "kickin'" guilt.
- Stay home AND WORK on the house- Make a plan and execute it! I don't do much when I have lots of free time and little spending money. Still quite available, though working on the house IS easier with $$$$.
- Take a couple of classes at the Community College 40 minutes away- Involves study, spending money AND driving. Would take prerequisites toward Nursing school. Would I ever get accepted in with my G.P.A curled up in a ball and rocking in the corner feeling entirely inadequate? This is unknown.
- Homeschool my kiddos- What?! I've been pondering it every year for five years. Why stop now?
- Get an LPN at a closer tech school- And creep along toward my Bachelors in Nursing goals while working under people I could have given birth to. This might make getting accepted into nursing school more possible for me, so if I really want it...
- Go straight to the four year school 45 minutes away and just try to finish in whatever I'm closest to (or go for Nursing there)- This costs more than Community College, but is about the same distance out of town.
- Get a degree online- Do people really do this or are all the ads just trying to convince me? What I like about this option is I would never have to take 'Public Speaking' because I would never actually be in public. This type of degree might not hold water with every company I would want to work for AND it's on the pricey side.
- Finish my stupid degree at JBU- I went there 3 years and then went elsewhere for my forth and fifth (I'm still kicking my younger self in the hind). The price would be the highest yet, and they don't have Nursing. I'd have to get a degree in Broadcasting or Psychology since I have the most hours racked up in those. And those may not make my money back, ever. Grrr.
- Have Hubby teach me Graphic Design- I have some design ability inside me somewhere. I just don't know if it wants to come out on a daily basis. This would be "experimental only" for a while. My personality is right on the line between artsy and practical. I put things together in my mind and wish I could execute them so, maybe. At least there would be no sewing involved.
- Take some computer class to be more hire-able in an office setting- This would be at that Tech school again just outside of town. A possible yawner.
- Go to school for my original dream: studying theatre, dance and vocal music- Who am I kidding? I'm too old for two out of three of those and I don't enjoy "drama people" in general. We are way too much when three or more are gathered together, jazz hands splayed.
- Take Real Estate Classes and be "Licensed to Sell"- I house hunt all the time but would I suddenly feel annoying if I could turn a profit from finding people houses? Plus, the market is mush right now so I might only be paying fees to keep my license current.
- Keep plotting some genius business idea to make money in this town- So far I've got nuttin'.
- Find jobs in another city- Leave sweet little Siloam, Jamey's whole family and a decent public school system, in the dust. :( Sad, but oddly exciting because I like change.
What do you guys see in my future? Maybe one of you will give me an idea. Try not to make me cry with your answers. That irritating voice in my head is already leaving me a rude comment. I plan on deleting it.