16 March 2011

First of all let me just say that I have no idea where I am going with this post, so if you’re not following I won’t hold it against you.

I have recently started thinking about how to spend the time that I have to do useful things and to be more productive and happy. I don’t think I’m a lazy person but I really don’t see how other people seem to get SO MUCH accomplished in such a small amount of time. I don’t know if people are lying or if they really do attend grad school and start their own small business after working 9 hours a day. What’s the secret!?!?!

I recently started volunteering at an organization as their “Marketing Volunteer”. I was really excited about getting some experience in Marketing because I enjoy it and I plan on pursuing a career in marketing. I was probably overly excited though because I told them I could work 4 hours a day/10 hours a week at my regular job to come in and volunteer all day on Fridays. It wasn’t until I actually started that crazy schedule that I realized how exhausting it is for no good reason.

Okay, so volunteering is probably a good reason but not good enough for me when I’m waking up at 5 am.

So anyway my point is that I just didn’t feel like I was getting enough value from volunteering to make it worth my while. I think I was romanticizing volunteering. Like I would be passing out bowls of soup to disadvantaged orphans. Instead I was tasked with getting quotes from web developers even though we didn’t plan on using ANY of them.

Yeah, right.
Maybe this is experience but not the kind I was looking for. To be honest I don’t really feel bad about quitting. The only thing that is dragging me down is the fact that I feel like a ‘quitter’. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I don’t quit things easily. I can hate a job for YEARS and still stick around.

Why do I do this to myself? I need to stop this cycle of unnecessarily stressing myself out!

So, yep. I quit my volunteering gig and I am going to sleep in on Friday and be wonderfully miserable with my St. Patty’s Day hangover.

And here is my list of things that I feel would be more worth my time that I plan on doing (just in case you’re interested)

- Studying for the ‘G.D.’ GMAT
- Teaching my dog tricks... or maybe just to sit- still haven’t got that one down
- Thinking about doing a side hustle at a coffee shop or my friend was telling me you can make good money giving samples out for a couple of hours at the grocery store.
- Sleeping!
- Reading a good book
- Spending more time with friends
- Blogging more than once a month

You get the picture.

Happy St. Patty’s Day y’all! Sláinte!


  1. Check around the colleges in your area. A lot of them will offer a free full length GMAT practice test by Kaplan. I got over 500 on the practice test so I didn't study much and did fine. You'll do great! Lv Ya!

  2. Thanks girl! You did great because you're such a smart cookie :) I started studying already and the math was from so long ago I couldn't remember any of it! Love ya!

  3. 1) I just glanced at the photo you included and didn't actually LOOK at it. Therefore, I thought it was a dead cow in a feed lot. I was sure your blog was gonna go somewhere with the evils of non-local, non-natural, non-grass fed beef. Total surprise ending there.

    2) I just discovered the same thing - I'll sign up for things because I think it's noble or will help me in the long run (and it may be both those things), but it makes me miserable. There is no point if it makes you miserable.

    3) Be happy! Enjoy life - you only one to live!

    4) What the heck is the GMAT?

  4. Haha oh Stac, you know me so well! Glad I could give you a surprise ending there!

    I have decided I am going to be happy and enjoy life a little more. I'm sick of thinking "I'll be happy when ____". Screw it, I'll just be happy now!

    The GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test... to go back to school!

    Love ya girl!