Okay, so this weekend I am going to hopefully finish unpacking the last of the stuff I have in boxes (mostly books, my video game/electronic stuff, and some misc others) and if I’m super duper lucky, I’ll get a call back from the gym I interviewed at yesterday with good news. I’m fully prepared (mentally) for disappointment, but it’d be awesome to actually get the job, not least because it will give me a set schedule for the time when I’m not playing nanny.
As it is, I have about 6 free hours in the morning and then my afternoon is taken up until about 9-ish, leaving me with a handful of hours to do stuff before going to sleep so I can be up super early. If I get the job, I’ll be working overnight from 10 - 6, which means I get back at the perfect time to shower if I want, wake the munchkin, make breakfast, and get him ready for school. Once he’s out the door, I can sleep until it’s time to eat (or pick him up, and eat after), play nanny, then get him to bed with enough time left to head out the door for work.
I’d probably never be online (ha, not like I’m on much now as it is) except for the weekends, but I’d be able to save money which is the goal, ‘cause I think by the end of next summer or in the autumn, I want to leave. Maybe. Idk, it’ll probably depend on what’s going on, how much money I’ve saved, and if I’ve decided where I want to go to next. All I know for sure is that I definitely have to have 2 - 3 grand in the bank because I absolutely have to rent a U-Haul trailer at the very least, because there’s no way I’ll be able to manage to stuff my car like I did coming up here, especially if I have a passenger (which I’ll have to have, unless I’m driving back to Florida or somewhere else along/near the east coast, because everywhere else will be too far for me to want to chance driving non-stop).
But this is all speculation for now. I’m visiting a friend of mine in Pittsburgh for a weekend in a few weeks. Sometime next year, I want to try and visit my friend in L.A. and maybe actually go to Portland for more than a day, so I can really get a feel for whether I can see myself living there. Once I’ve an idea of a place or two I want to live, I can look into how much it’ll cost to move and live there, and get a better idea of how much I need to save.
Unless I manage to somehow become rich and famous over the course of the next year, in which case, the world will be my oyster!
Alternately, I can become besties with someone both rich and generous (so if you know of anyone who fits that qualification and is looking for friends…)
I should probably go to bed now.