Interesting - the last time I wrote, I had just graduated high school. As I write this right now in my TAFE classroom, on a TAFE computer, waiting for my final assignment to be marked, I remember why I looooooooove being out of school!!
So I'm about to complete a Cert IV. It was challenging, drove me repeatedly to tears, intense (a year long course in 6 months ) and I am, to say the least, relieved to be finishing it. Graphic design is not by any means my forte as I have gradually and painfully discovered. Neither, apparently, are computers, computer programs or painting. And thats ok. We'll just rule out careers one at a time.
My next six months though will be university - something I'm very excited about. Then on to a 3 year bachelor in my favourite subject ever - theatre and creative media. Yippee!
In my first 6 months out of school, I feel like I've achieved and experienced a lot. No, I didn't do a gap year and work my butt off for back up money. As a result, yes I did spend weeks living pay check to pay check with a grand total of $3 in my bank account to last me a week. I did, however, realise that my job is not one I could stand doing more than my current 20 hours or less a week. No thanks.
Sad to say I haven't been in a happy place this last...3 weeks in particular. Stress tends to do that to me. But as I look back, I figure it could have been so so much worse! I could have nothing to worry about! BORING!!
I started to do boxing at my local fitness centre. Working up a sweat is no where near as fun as being able to beat the crap out of something while you do it. Helps a lot - highly recommend it.
So now, when someone asks me how I am, instead of rolling my eyes (which I know Hame is sick of me doing!) and sighing dramatically, I smile cause I know I'm happy, in love, satisfied with my plan and enjoying my epic freedom so much I cannot put it into words. If the rest of my life is as satisfying as the last six months has been, I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Hope all of you are enjoying existence as much as me