Posts Tagged ‘Journey’

Don’t feel like getting things done today, but…

January 22, 2018

I’m still making myself get things done anyways!

Hello Everyone,

That is quite an intro, isn’t it?

A lot of things have happened since I’ve last posted here…which was quite a while back. I won’t update you on everything in one post; we’ll do that in a couple of posts, but for now; I’ll update you on the thoughts that I’m having today.

I’m officially self-employed (I’ll be talking about that in another post), and the day that has finally approached me is where I don’t feel like getting things done, but I’m doing it anyways.

I reckon that I’m most likely going to try and take it slow today (and maybe cut myself a little bit of slack along the way; you know, not being too hard on myself), and get done what I can.

Good news; I’ve already done my schedule for the week…now I’ve just got to figure out what to do next. One thing I definitely have to try and do today is sort through my email (that’s usually a little bit of a schlep, but it needs to get done). Another option is that I also need to get some reading done as well, so that will also be on the schedule.

As you can see, I don’t have a shortage of things to do, it’s just that I don’t feel like getting things done today, even though there are one or two things in that list that need to get done (remember the schedule I mentioned previously?). So let’s get on with it…

Until next time,

Carmen.

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Leaps and Bounds…

May 26, 2017

Hello Everyone,

These few weeks have opened quite a few doors for me and have been able to allow me to progress forward financially and the way I can now purchase things. Previously, I wasn’t able to do things like online banking, purchasing, or swiping my bank card. Now that I’ve upgraded my bank account, I’ve had a whole new world open to me.

One thing that I’ve got to be aware of though, is to keep an eye on my bank balance. As I’m progressing through this new freedom that I have, I’m starting to plan how my budget is going to look every month.

And, while I’m at it, since I now have a financial freedom online, I also plan on using it to benefit organisations like non-profits. What I want to do in this area, is pick one non-profit every month, see what I can afford, and donate to the non-profit of my choice. I’m going to develop a list of non-profits that I’m familiar with, and then every month, go down the list and donate to each of the ones I have on my list.

Another freedom that I now have, is being able to support authors as well, and by this I mean by buying their books. Most of the time, it will probably be restricted to ebooks (since shipping is expensive), but previously, I also wasn’t able to do a simple thing like this. I do have a limit as to how much I will spend on an ebook though.

I’ve still got to explore this new freedom of mine more thoroughly, but so far, it’s been such a nice experience.

Until next time,

Carmen.

Thoughts: Time, where does it go?

October 2, 2016

This is another blogging urge that I’ve given into, and with a topic that has plagued me every now and then. One thing that I’ve noticed is that time is, unfortunately, very fleeting.

One thing I regret is not using my time better when I still had it, i.e. when I still worked part-time. I’ve only been making up for that in the last month or so, but, if I’d had used my time better, maybe I’d be pretty close to becoming self-employed, though it’s no use going over what-if’s, I can only do the best I can right now.

Something that I’ve come to love lately is the mornings. I find that I function quite well during those hours. But then I think of weekdays where I’m at work and I can’t utilize that and am not able to be in my creative head-space that has become an essential part of me.

Another thing that I would love to have the time to do, is be on and involved in social media more. But with time restraints, I have to make do with what I can. Weekends (and days off) is where I do most of my stuff, and where I actually have the time to stretch things out and not cram into a very short period of time.

I also realize that if I do end up blogging full time, not everyday is going to be sunshine and roses. There will be days where I don’t feel like blogging, and that there will be days where blogging is more a chore than it is a creative fun thing to do. And there are days where I get impatient to get going, but I also know that all good things come to those who wait.

Until next time,

Carmen.