I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairytale

Friday, July 31, 2009

Jo and I are having a bit of trouble with life planning.

I continue to have mini mid-life crises (sp?) whenever it dawns on me that I am doing nothing with my life, and I'm not particularly happy about it. I usually pick myself up, go back to work, and continue on with my humdrum life (imagine the accent of the girl in "Singing in the Rain"), only to have the exact same meltdown a month or two later. Cheesecake can only fix this problem so many times.

Jo is embarking on her junior year and has no clue what she would like to major in. So I try to help her pick a major because deep down I think I just want to continue getting bachelor's degrees for the rest of my life. For me, the problem is not a lack of interest in all of the majors, it's that I would pick so many of them.

At any rate, we continue to struggle and are left in the abyss of indecision. I warn you, it is lonely and depressing and fat accumulating and boring and uninspiring and mind numbing and various other unpleasant adjectives.

So, I suggested that Jo plan my life and I'll plan hers. She immediately shot me down. I don't think she likes this game. Anyhow, so I'm left with my faithful readers... all 3 of you! What next, I ask? If you were me, what would you do? (seriously though, don't tell me what we would all do if we had an alter ego that had no inhibitions and limitless funds, but what would you actually do?)

Thanks in advance for the input... all advice will be carefully weighed before making an rash decisions!


Heather said...

hopefully I can still come visit after leaving this comment, but since I am bored at work, I figured what the heck.

1. Enjoy the summer tanning season. Very few jobs get alot of time off, so enjoy the fact that work is slow right now. You don't have to be going 100 miles an hour all the time.

2. Go to Germany. Work for a year. You will never regret traveling.

3. If Germany really isn't what you want to do, then sign up for a race at an exotic destination. Then you can train while work is slow, and you have a cool trip you can talk about.

4. Watch that movie, Yes Man, and say yes to things :) Crazy things....

jamie said...

If I had limitless funds...hmm...I think I'd just travel. Spend a year in each of the places I've dreamed of living in (Australia, England, Italy, Hawaii). I'd open a bookstore, or some quaint little shop in each place. See all the sights, and eventually become almost a native in the place. Then move to the next destination.

Or I suppose I could go on the Amazing Race...(that fits in with Heather's suggestion of a race in an exotic destination).

DeeAura said...

First of all, you get a multitude of points from me for referencing SITR. Love me some Gene Kelly.

Secondly, I don't want you to go to Germany, but if you go, I'm still figuring out a way to live in your suitcase until we get to Germany. After that, I'll make my own money and support myself.

Oh, sorry. This is supposed to be about you.... :)

Shelli said...

Oh Carla, I hate the idea of you leaving for Germany...but is that really an option? And you don't want to? Or what?

As far as everything else goes - well, I'm pretty much in the same boat. I'm sure that subconsciously, it's one of the main reasons I haven't finished stats. If I actually graduate...then what?

Good luck in your quest for a life plan. Mine changes daily.

Jamie said...

Um...since I'm pretty much in the same boat you're in...here's what I do: I started goin to both singles' wards out here to mix it up and meet more people and I'm actually trying to hang out with them when work allows. That's helped. I'm also considering (like 90% sure) goin back to school and gettin a masters in either teaching or library science. And I enjoy hanging out with older people who are like me because then I feel a lil more put together. Haha. Kidding. Kinda. As for you, I say...MOVE BACK TO NC ASAP!

Alaina Nelson said...

ok so you may or may not already know how I feel about travel.... but if it's right for you in your life and you DON'T go you will regret it. However if it's not right don't do it. I'll come visit and be your friend/blogstalker either way.
do some good fast and pray and figure things out. Limit-less possibilities are always the scariest and there can be multible "right" answers

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