On happiness, education and planning

I’m pretty sure I vowed at the end of last year to not be this busy in 2011. After months and months of my evenings and weekend being packed full of exciting things, I decided that I needed to cut down on the socialising and concentrate on writing, perhaps enrolling on a part-time MA course to actually learn how to do it properly. After a hectic year, I thought that a big change was needed to get me through the next twelve months but, you know what? I reckon it was just a bit of end-of-year burnout doing the talking.

We’re now a month into the new year and I don’t think I could be any happier. One person is mostly to blame for the massive grin that’s spread across my face most hours of the day, but being happy again has also made me re-evaluate my ‘action plan’ for 2011. The more I thought about it, the idea of giving up a huge chunk of my spare time to go back to studying simply lost its appeal – especially seeing as I would need to go down to a four-day week at work to fit in all the lectures, therefore losing money too. Do I really want to do this? I’m not sure yet and, despite the inevitable cost-savings that would occur by doing a masters degree sooner rather than later, think that I need to not rush into something that’s such a big commitment. If I was sure I wanted to change careers then it wouldn’t be an issue but, right now, I think I’m happy with my life just the way it is.

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  1. Like you, I seem to flit between “RIGHT! THIS is what I AM going to do!!!!” and “meh.. really?” In fact – I have been known to be very much one train of thought and action in the morning – only to have changed my mind by the evening. Thus I have come to the conclusion that I need some sort of catalyst to whoop my own arse into shape.

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