Woo! Midnight Pubski! I fuxking love it! Here's life.
Continuing to get in touch with old friends and hanging out with people more. On my last day off, I had a spur of the moment lunch with a friend as I was in her side of the town and we literally haven't seen eachother in person in over a year due to vastly different schedules. After lunch I helped her go shopping for gifts for her friends who are moving in together and (I think) getting engaged. It was a good time.
Also had dinner with some coworkers after work the other night and a good time was had by all. Dirty jokes were told, work experiences shared, etc. One of my coworkers is known for being sarcastic and 90% of the time it's fine because when at work, a two minute conversation is had, jokes are told, and then we all go about our business for fifteen minutes or so before getting back together for another few minutes of joking and shit. However, a two hour dinner conversation with that same level of snark gets to be a bit much. I think next time we hang out I'm gonna not so subtly, but still politely, suggest he tones it back a bit.
Took Dala and dog to the park on Sunday for a nice walk. Then came home, gave the dog a bath, and just hung out. It was awesome. I need more weekend days off, if only to spend time with the spousal unit and that ever annoying but ever lovable dog of ours.
Still trying to find a way to do regular movie nights with PlaceboEffect again (who needs to get his ass back on Hubski, by the way).
Still working on networking.
A Pubski or two ago I mentioned that I've started emailing a Presbyterian pastor/priest/Christian authority unit. This past Sunday I was able to get off work and I went to his service. It was, in all honesty, amazing. It was insightful, thought provoking, and he really encouraged his congregation to take the subject matter to heart and go out in the world and do some good. In all seriousness, after some of the dud services I've been to lately, this place is a breath of fresh air. I'm meeting up with the guy for lunch today and while it's just something casual a part of me really feels compelled to make a good impression.
Motivation or Life or Whatever
Been on Hubski a shit ton less. Been on the internet even less altogether. Focusing on my social life has been going very well as I'm making a conscious effort to keep avenues of friendship open and have been hanging out with various people more. Not focusing on job hunting this year has already taken a major load of stress off my shoulders and I think it's been a very healthy decision overall already. Keeping an eye out for potential volunteer opportunities that will both fit my constantly changing schedule as well as allow me to network and develop new skills. Been doing more around the house to make sure shit is properly together and buckled down. I'm making really good strides overall. That said, for some reason, I feel a mix of both overwhelmed by the uptick of activity in my life as well as completely unsatisfied at the same time. It's like I feel like I'm doing too much when I'm doing stuff on my days off work, but when five or six in the evening finally comes around, I feel like I haven't done nearly enough and it frustrates the hell out of me. I think I'm gonna start keeping a journal of shit I've accomplished, if only to keep things in perspective.