why do people want to monopolize my time?
i do one massage for someone, and now it's back to taking up whole weekends. i'm really not in the mood.
homegirl just doesn't understand that (1) i don't need/want a client base 30-45min away from me and (2) i'm glad she's doing her thing with her new business opportunity, but i really am not in a place where that's a factor or a goal for me.
one thing at a time.
i'm just trying to keep it together right now, and i don't need anything else on my plate that's not directly benefiting me & mine. maybe i'm nuts, but right now? making a few extra dollars here & there just isn't worth the time sacrifice for me.
the urge to say "no" to just about everyone becomes stronger by the day.
i can't tell if that's good or bad.
between the inconveniences of this car situation and problems w/ honey, i would really rather just get the hell out of dodge for awhile so i can simply think for a moment or three.
brightspot: despite everything that's happened between us lately, honey offered to give me the money for my massage exam....i was going to just bite the bullet and sign up at the end of the month, but now--as always--there are some bills i can't put off, and i need the money for those. so he stepped up.
that really opened a door. maybe, finally, we can begin to talk about these things and meet each other halfway. i think he's finally beginning to understand what i need from him.
i know he can't always give me this kind of money--and i wouldn't ask. but the fact that he can do this means that maybe he can hand out emotional "cash" as well.
things are still going to be fragile for awhile, but i'm grateful that he would be so generous.
with the financial worry out of the way, that still means i'm going to need a lot of my free time to get this studying done. and it's not going to be easy. essentially, i'll be giving myself a crash course of 13 months worth of material in about 3 months' time.
not my idea of fun. but i need this to be a one-shot deal.
brightspot #2: i may be getting a raise. i could definitely use it...especially since i'll need to start saving for next year's move.
so if i can stay sane long enough to reap all the benefits, the next few months might actually turn out ok.
but right now i'm just feeling short-tempered, frustrated, and muddied. i just want some time to myself to work it all out.
new challenge: getting a new computer so i can write/work at home again. fleshing out ideas at work really cannot be done much anymore, and i need space to create. but i don't need another monthly bill right now, either.