19 10 / 2014
I woke up and straight away figured out my ways of bringing in money. I have a list already but this time I worked on exacts. What can I do with my skills starting with nothing. What can I do that costs and what will I need to pay for. Later in the day, I wrote out every single idea yet again and came up with a few more. I will be working on the to do list I created for Monday.
The victory though is from stepping out to work on one thing on my list.
In my photography group, a woman was looking for a simple watermark using a certain font. I followed the clues and found the font along with a good link with similar yet cheaper ones. About five minutes of work really. Before I thought about it, I commented that she could PM me and I might be able to help her. In the end, the font cost too much for her ($54 wow) but I stepped out, figured out how I might price that kind of work and nearly had work in less than ten minutes.
The big thing though? I took another ten minutes and learned how to make a watermark that can be sent. I’m newish to Photoshop. I use Lightroom and usually make my watermark in there but I worked on it and figured out how to make a watermark, how to copy that layer and paste it onto another file so that it can be sent and used properly if ever someone wants to buy one. I’ll work some more on it in later but I’m proud that in half an hour I learned how to do something and nearly had a first client. I have a way to go but it’s encouraging!
Maybe next time it will be easier to step out and I won’t have that feeling of “oh crap why did I say yes??”
11 10 / 2014
That’s why I’m still here.
I can’t leave and try to get any kind of work set up or schooling for either of us together until I have my computer. Not without files and programs.
I’d really like to get it fixed but that will take a good chunk if not all of my money to do that. I’m really upset having to sit still. I wanted to be doing things by now. It really changes my plans sitting and waiting for the computer.
On a good note, I looked at the local sports store, you know the one, and they have the items I need for cheaper than, say, Wal-Mart or target so I’ll be heading back there whenever I can finally leave.
J is slowly losing is mind here. Getting into trouble, not listening and just being over-active.
Time to go.
04 10 / 2014
I went ahead and signed up for nanowrimo last month. A friend wanted a writing buddy so I’m signed up and working on ideas. I currently don’t have very many which means that this will be an even better challenge. Lets add the fact that my computer’s screen went out and I have an even bigger challenge.
I’m not backing out yet though. I worked on it a little bit on the kindle (which I am lucky to have besides my mother’s computer to borrow) and so I have one idea that’s coming along. I’m not sure I’ll go with it but if I do it may end up being a young adult novel.
I do have to say that I really miss having my computer. All the idea that I have and all the things that I need to work on from my to do list. All my files that are on it. My classwork. Right now is not a good time at all to be without my computer.
17 9 / 2014
This weekend was tiring to say the least. We got nearly everything packed up and out of the apartment though. I ended up not sleeping for a full 36 hours. Not exactly how I pictured that going but it did get done. Tomorrow I have more things to move to a storage unit and then we will be in prep week. For right now, I have stuff in my car, at my cousin’s house and here at my aunt’s house. So much stuff that still needs to be put away but at least I did everything at the apartment when I needed to.
I’m wanting to get my brakes done, wanting to get my car checked, wanting to make various things. Need to grocery shop and mark out the map. A lot of little things are left to do but at this point I’m perfectly fine with it.
I lost my debit card which was a big pain (understatement of my life) but I’m doing better about it. Thank God for sisters.
So, I think I’m almost ready to move on to the next step in this whole adventure thing. I’m definitely ready to get to sleep tonight too that’s for sure.
13 9 / 2014
I was hoping to get it all done tonight but seeing as how its nearly midnight, I’ll be finishing up tomorrow. I’m not done but clearly it’s not all happening tonight.
I have J’s room to go through even though I’ve cleared it out some and my room to finish though I cleared up a good bit in there too. I have the bathroom to start on as well as the kitchen to finish. It may seem like I haven’t done much but I swear I have.
I’m so ready for tomorrow to be done with so that I can go through the apartment and just clean and get out of here. Turn in my keys and never look back. I’m so close.
12 9 / 2014
We got our boxes in yesterday and J decided he would be brave (or crazy) and climb the big pile. He was standing at one point. Of course I said, “don’t fall! Let me get the camera!”
We’re not even close to being fully packed but we will be out of here by Sunday night. He’s happy as he doesn’t really like the apartments and I’m happy because, well, you know I’m ready to be out of here already. Stressed but ready.
We’re almost there.
07 9 / 2014
I’ve been making some moves lately.
I put a for sale sign on the car. This one:
Filled it out and put it in the window. I took it to CarMax and didn’t get a good enough offer so I’m doing it myself. If it doesn’t sell then I’m going to keep it till I can pay for something else.
I put my written notice in. I can’t keep staying here so I’m hoping to be out in a week. That way I wont have to pay the rent for another month.
I’ve been slowly gathering things to take with us. I got $30 worth of free stuff so the little things are taken care of like sanitizer, wipes, tooth brushes, kleenex. All the things I don’t want to forget yet won’t buy from a convenience store cause they’ll cost too much there.
I have planned for us to be doing things for the next two months. There are places that aren’t too far away that we can go and see, things to do. Anything is better than sitting here.
Tomorrow between bouts of homework, I’m going to hopefully go through clothes and finally start packing us up, post things on craigslist (there are a few things that I want to keep but not much) and start working on getting boxes together. By Friday I want everything packed up. I have hope. I have to figure out our next step for sure for sure but at this point, I’m far less worried and much happier to be on the way out of here doing something else.
We will be traveling soon!