Day Nine: Two words that describe your life right now.
Content. I’m really happy and pleased with my life right now. We have the little stresses and worries of school and money and relationship stuff. We have the little irritations of bills and annoying acquaintances and chores. But overall, we have a wonderful life, wonderful friends and a lot of things to be thankful for.
Waiting. Right now, I feel like having a husband in law school means that we’re waiting on a lot of things. We’re waiting on a vacation we want to take to Greece. We’re waiting for the bar exam. We’re waiting for a job in the legal field. We’re waiting to figure out which city we’ll be living in once Ducks finishes school. We’re waiting to start a family. We’re just waiting for many things to happen. Happily and contently waiting, but waiting still.
When I was re-reading this post (the downfall of drafting posts over the weekend), I realized that my life is pretty boring. Both my words have to do with just living with some peace, but not doing a whole lot to forge ahead in the world. But, they’re true. I’m happy with my life right now, but I don’t feel like I’m moving toward any kind of goals, personally or professionally.
What do you do in these kinds of situations? I can’t take on school right now because we can’t afford two students in the family. I’m already doing some volunteer work in the community. What can I do to create a little extra spark in my life? I don’t have any type of big projects or any prospect of a promotion at work for quite some time (I’ve already talked with my boss about it). While I love my job, knowing that I won’t be able to advance until some major changes happen within the organization means that no matter how hard I work, I’m just working for the sake of doing a good job and earning a paycheck, not for career development.
So, what can I/should I do to bring a little more challenge and excitement into my life?