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.
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.
- 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!