Sunday, January 2, 2011

The dawn of 2011

The start of another year always brings about new resolutions. As always, I have plenty. The general ones are there, eat healthier, exercise more, be nicer etc. But for me 2011 is going to be the year of change, new directions :-)

I'm 25 years old and I feel as though I'm getting old. Now I know I'm young and that I have plenty of living to do, I just want to live more forcefully right now.

My current job isn't particularly satisfying. I work in a technical industry (engineering) and I think I want to work more actively with people, I need more human impact from what I do. So my job is something I think I will change this year. Of course, there are other factors at play there...

I currently live at home with my parents and three younger sisters. My parents set things up so we could all live at home while saving for house deposits etc. As a result, I commute over 100kms a day. Not something that helps with how much I enjoy going to work.

I also have a boyfriend (he's great, but you probably don't want to hear about that) who is finishing up a doctorate. Until he's finished and his life has a more obvious direction, it seems a little silly to change mine. It's possible that (assuming I follow him wherever his work leads) by the end of this year I could be living interstate or overseas.

So what do I do? I guess that's my reason for blogging. I need to find more satisfaction in my life without getting a new job. At least until Mr. Perfect becomes Dr. Perfect and our lives can change together.
I need to be learning again, I know I'm not growing enough in my job. I've started learning spanish on an audio CD while I drive to work (some mornings at least). I'm going to take that to the next level and do a course. Aim for the end of the year, to be able to hold a conversation in spanish.

I'm also going to work on my diet and start exercising again. This week. I'll let you know how that progresses :-)

I have one day left of my Christmas break before I start back at work. For a number of reasons I know it will be crazy when I get back, I'm not looking forward to it.

Wish me luck :-S

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