Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feeling slightly uneasy, only slightly

My employment contract comes to an end this Friday. After that I become unemployed and I have nothing lined up afterwards. I am both excited and nervous.

Nervous because this is the first time since leaving school that I have been unemployed and excited because I get a holiday! I could have tried harder and had a job lined up by now, but I'm really looking forward to having some time off that I haven't really applied for that many jobs or put too much pressure on myself to do so.

Don't worry I won't be living in the streets or bin diving any time soon, if you remember by budget post you know I have been determindly saving for a good few months and have built up quite a bit of savings. So I don't need to work for a while, but it's still a little weird.

But to keep my mind active these are the things I'd like to do on my little break:

  • Learn to sew - I've had my sewing machine for a while now and no time to really get stuck into learning all that scary terminology. I'd like to make a lot of my christmas presents this year so hopefully I can pick up sewing pretty easily.
  • Keep working in my garden - We have managed to weed all of the garden beds now and I have a huge supply of chicken manure that my mum so kindly bagged up and brought over for me, so I am keen, keen, keen to get some more plants into the garden and make it ever more productive that it has already been. So far we are self sufficient in lettuce and tomatoes, and I'm looking to add a lot more to that list (which will hopefully help to reduce the grocery bill which will be nice with my zilch income!)
  • Spring clean the house - we've been in our new house for a few months now and there are still a few things that haven't been unpacked. I will go room by room (because I need to feel ordered or I get overwhelmed!) and completely sort and clean everything in each room. Hopefully we can freecycle a lot and declutter that house!
  • Amp up the excercise and lose some kg's - I have struggled with my weight since I was a kid and it the past few years I have been trying to kick that in the butt! Over the past year I was doing very well and lost about 10kg's, then I went to Paris and after coming back got lazy. So I have put a few of those back on and now it is time for me to lose the final 13kg to get me to my long time coming ultimate goal! I'm eat ok byt currently my exercise is next to zero, so not having a job will leave me with absolutely no excuses.
Ah it's good to write those down. They have been swimming in my head for weeks now and I'm feeling better by having a plan of attack so I don't get bored. I will certainly also fit in plenty of picnic's with my boy, day trips, resting, reading, blogging, visiting family too just so it feels like a real holiday!

Stay tuned for updates!


1 comment:

  1. Ahhh! Welcome to my life. Recently retired...I have NO problem filling in my days. You will love it!


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