Archive for April, 2011

Trying to make a plan

April 30, 2011

Yesterday was a day I was mostly a blob, and simply enjoyed a good novel. Sorry guys.

I’ve started researching living possibilities just a little. I have not come up with much yet. I need to do a lot more research.

I would really like to find a group home here in Columbus, Georgia. I would want my own room because I like privacy when I’m on my computer. But if I could live with other people, knowing that I am not by myself at night, having friends to eat meals with, would be so nice..

I would love to get down to this center sometime and ask them lots of questions. Are there group homes here?  How much do they cost? How flexible are they? Am I going to be able to decide things like when I want to eat, take my bath, go to bed? What kind of driving services do they have? Could I work enough to pay to live on my own? I wish I could get answers today.

It’s Tuesday

April 26, 2011

There’s nothing really new. Nothing really new on this job with the independent living center which is frustrating. Writing my novel is going pretty well. Ideas are coming for that. Wish I could say the same for the little article-writing job that I have. That isn’t going so well. And it’s frustrating.

I wish I knew more of what to do. My family has lots going on in the next month. I’m looking forward to being with everyone.

This is short, but I don’t know what to say right now.

Dreaming

April 22, 2011

I don’t think I’ve heard anything tmore about that job. I so wish I had the job, and was settling into my apartment and routine today. I don’t know if this is at all reality, but my thinking is is that moving out might give me more flexibility with my time, allowing me more time to write. Maybe that’s totally off base. I have no idea how many hours I’d be working, if I do get this. My hope would be to get thirty hours a week. I know that no one is full time. Wish I could be though. Maybe I could work it out so that I could get up really early, have quiet, and then write a couple of hours before going into the office.

That would be my ideal, but I have no idea what reality will be. How I wish I did.

Leaving

April 18, 2011

Yes, that is the name of the wonderful novel I’m reading. However, my family is also going out of town until Thursday. I am going with them, of course. I have no choice about that, but maybe one day soon I will. Really hope so anyway. We do not have internet where we are going, leaving me very little to do. I don’t like these kind of trips. However, I’ve learned that my sister is going to be around, which will make things better.

When I do move out, when not if, what will be my criteria for taking trips with them? I know I will want to go whenever they go to see family or friends. Otherwise, I do not think that I will want to go. I guess it will also depend on how long they will be gone. We will see how everything works out, how much time I can and want to be away from work.

Even with my sister coming, I still kind of wish I could stay behind. I think it would be awesome to have complete quiet to write. Will I ever get any time like that?

Change is, hopefully, in the air

April 15, 2011

I am trying to get a job that will have little to do with writing. The job would involve helping disabled people get to where they want to be in life. And in order to do this, I am going to have to make some major changes in my own life. The job is likely going to involve visiting people in their homes, and meeting with person in the office. People have come to me a lot over the years, and now may be my time to start giving back. I think I would love to do something like this.

The last couple of years have been kind of rough in a number of ways. I know that change is not necessarily a good thing. But I’ve been praying for some good changes to come my way. Some have, like I’m now in an awesome home group, but getting this job is likely going to mean many more good changes, changes that I have been praying for for years.

However, I still plan to write. This job will give me lots of ideas. It will likely do wonders for this blog. I still have many more questions than answers about this job and what it is going to entail.. Getting it is the first major hurdle. And I don’t know when I am going to hear anything. But this could be a very interesting journey.

Balancing acts

April 12, 2011

Friday posts are not working well, and I apologize for that. I’m writing about seven articles a week.. Like I said, there is not much money in it. I’m looking at working into an independent living center. An ilc, as people refer to these centers as, helps disabled people live on their own. This center also preferentially hires disabled people. This is not a place to live. I am trying to do my best to get this job.

If I do, the article writing job will go, I’m pretty sure. I do not plan to give up writing my novels or this. Maybe my working there will make for more interesting blog posts. I still do not feel like I know what I’m doing on this.

Working

April 5, 2011

I like my job, no question. It does not pay much for the hours that I put into it. I’m actually thinking of putting in for a job that would require me to work somewhere besides home. I’m not planning on giving up writing by any means. I don’t know how everything would work.. I should know more by next week.

This week a lot of my evenings I will be doing things with friends. My days are kind of hurried trying to get everything done. But getting out more is always nice.

Just trying to be faithful to do this.