So it’s been over a month since I’ve updated our blog! What’s been going on?
I started a new side business called ProofreadAnywhere — a project that’d been swimming around in my head for years! It’s a training program where I teach people how to proofread transcripts just like me. It has become a huge undertaking for me and consequently…
Spanish has been on the back burner... kinda. I’ve gone from 3-4 hours of intense study to 1-2 hours a day… if that. Some days I don’t do any Spanish. But, I am finding that what I’m learning seems to be sticking better with the slower progress, so maybe it’s true what they say: Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
We’ve postponed our “leave date” to July. Ben’s “graduation” event hasn’t even been scheduled yet, but they want to do it in late June, most likely. I’ve had a lot of mixed feelings about it. Firstly, Ben finishes his program in, like, February. Why they are waiting until LATE JUNE for this event is beyond-freaking-me. When I get something in my head that I want to do, I want to go DO it, y’know?! And this event is the ONLY thing we’re hangin’ around for. Ben will be done with the program in February and then… what. We sit and twiddle our thumbs until his event and then we go?
More time to learn Spanish… especially since it’s kinda been on the back burner as of late.
More time to plan and make sure we have ALL our ducks in a row.
More time to snag good deals on clothes for a less-than-sweltering climate
More time with family and friends here
More time to teach my fitness classes (currently earning me $700-$1000 per month, that I will lose when we hit the road)
We’ve been taught we can have it all, but aren’t taught that when you have it all, it can really weigh you down.
Ben and I discussed this recently. We can gather “stuff” and have this house and our cars and tons of cash everywhere (LOL, right) but it’s all weight holding us back from going, and doing. In one way or another, it limits us. We think having all this stuff will make us better, but it doesn’t. Either we spend our money on stuff so we have no money to go anywhere, or we have so much money and stuff we are buried under it and can’t go anywhere. Or, a third possibility, we work so hard to earn all this money to buy all this stuff, and we’re so busy we don’t realize we’re losing time.
TIME!!! Ah, TIME! My now, here resolution is to REVEL in it. I want to bathe in time: the seconds, the minutes, the hours, the days, the weeks, the years, the decades… I want to soak in it, not miss a second of it, because the bathtub of time is draining… the longer we wait to go out and do whatever it is we want to do, the lower and lower the waterline gets. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m taking a bath and the waterline is too low, I get COLD. And before too long, it’s time to get out of the tub. I’m wrinkly and cold, and all I want to do is get in my bed and do nothing. Don’t let the bathtub of time drain on you! ENJOY it while it is still warm and full. Then, when it’s time to get out of the tub, you’ll be ready.