These words are ringing true to me this week. The whole point of me going back to school was to be able to work in a field that I'm interested in (social work) but the reality of student life at this point in my life is largely that I am having to work every day at other kinds of jobs that aren't necessarily what I want to do. And that these jobs are by their nature temporary, have variable and weird hours and are just generally unstable or short-term. I had a seasonal contract that I thought would be extended which wasn't, and I've been a bit down over the last few days when I try and think about how exactly I can find another job really quickly, and how I'm going to make ends meet in the meantime. I have another part-time job for January and a bit of February at least, but I'm not sure that it will really be enough. Throw in a few conflicts with people in my life, and some post-holiday blues and I'm altogether an unhappy camper of late, and I'm looking to the new year to bring with it some new opportunities in life, jobs, and in my relationships with friends and other people in my life.
So in thinking of this, the usual thoughts of New Year's resolutions come to mind. I think largely I'm going to focus on finishing as many of my 30 before 30 goals as I can, as well as to focus on a theme for the year which encompasses all the individual things which I would resolute, which for me will be Balance.
I have had such trouble this past year in balancing work and play, yoga, puppy walks, studies and work and crafty endeavours lately, as well as my moods, that I think that a focus on balance will be really helpful for me in the coming year. I'm sure I'll have to think a bit more on the specifics of how I'll bring more balance to my day to day life and what things will need to change in order to accommodate more balance in my life, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
Have you made any resolutions for this coming year?