My goal for July was to deal with bureaucracy and explore more. My success was so-so. I got my work-permit sorted, and found out how to get my tax form from IBM (still do to – ask for it). And my boyfriend and I took a trip to Paris… Ontario.
But, a lot of my organizational energy went on figuring out what I was going to do next. I didn’t get everything done that I needed to. I continued to read a lot of novels.
August is about change. The big thing – changing projects. Dealing with the upheaval. Deciding that I don’t want to keep banging my head against the wall that is academia. Then there are the changes I’m trying to make myself. Smaller things, changes that I feel I need to make in my life in terms of being happier. I’m going to continue to evaluate my priorities and try and make sure I live in a way that reflects them.
Not very ambitious, I know. But sometimes you need to cut yourself some slack.