Last week was monthly goals week, so technically it’s okay that I barely accomplished anything on my list, right? I feel like I’m on the right track, especially as of this weekend: I moved on Friday, went to the hospital to get a meds prescription on Saturday, paid the half and a bit of the month’s rent I agreed to pay upon moving in (another £200 are due next weekend), returned the bit I borrowed from my parents just in case things didn’t work out quickly enough, replied to nearly all of my outstanding emails and Etsy convos at Starbucks yesterday (well worth the £3 coffee!), and this morning, I picked up my meds and registered with a GP. I also called the national insurance number thing and they told me they’d send a letter to me as proof of address and I should call them for an appointment when I get it. Which… is progress? But also, that’s what I topped up my phone for?
To be fair, so far today I’ve had a cup of coffee, a glass of orange juice (the M&S around the corner doesn’t seem to carry full-size Tropicana juice, and I’m not sure I like their normal juicy-bits OJ; I grew fond of Tropicana’s Ruby Breakfast, may have to go find it somewhere), a bag of crisps/chips/whatever, y’all, two chocolate muffins, a chocolate mousse, and an iced caramel macchiato (and I may have registered a Starbucks card), and I’m not planning on having any hot food until the couple I’m renting a room from go to Holland on Wednesday (I’m really self-conscious about cooking in front of people) so my adulting score hasn’t shot up that much.
Weekly Wishes [Link-up]
1. Create a 2-week blog schedule. I’m getting some things in the mail this week and next, so it’s time to start catching up. I’ve got hotels to review, photos to share, and surely a number of things that I’m forgetting about. Like my best friend hinting (saying) that she wanted a new iPod background. Look out for some of that.
2. Lay everything out. I know I keep switching systems, and it’s a pain in both your ass and mine. But I just downloaded Any.do and, while it looks a bit faulty and syncs up like balls when I add stuff to it on my tablet, I like that it has subtasks — like Wunderlist — and lays out your tasks over a table containing today, tomorrow, upcoming, someday. There’s no sidebar showing your categories, so I’ve stuck with “work” and “personal” and I think that’s a good thing for me, something that will allow me to focus on determining the urgency of outstanding work and managing my time instead of freak out about categorizing everything.
3. My motto this week is “go with it” — specifically, stay busy so inertia becomes motion instead of the passive stillness it tends to be for me. If everything goes according to plan, I’ve got two people to meet this week (Wednesday and Friday afternoon), two events (Tuesday evening and Saturday morning), one photo shoot (Thursday morning) and I’m crossing my fingers really hard for a paying bit tomorrow. Add to that that I’ve volunteered as a photographer for the London Pride #FreedomTo project and you’ve got a really busy week, which means a high chance I’ll be tempted to blow everything and everyone off. Not allowed!
4. Put half a day, or an entire day if possible, aside to write up my resume. I just need it to be the only thing on my mind. People take Sundays off, right?
5. Go to Lloyds and ask about opening a bank account without proof of address or an estimate earnings. I just hope they won’t laugh at me. I don’t even — honestly, I just want the bank account to accept credit card and gift card payments on Etsy, and I’ll still be accepting and encouraging payment through Paypal, so it’s not like there’s going to be a whole lot of money flowing around on there.
6. And the last one: make time for entertainment. Take photo walks. Read before bed. Read fanfic. All these things that I forget how much I love until I do them and they make me so happy it becomes obvious I’ve been taking awful care of myself.
It’s a lot, and there’s more, like mapping out directions for all those things I have to do and figure out if it would be more or less expensive to get a weekly travelcard or pay as I go (uh, #7?) but that’s what happens when you move country, have a multi-creative business and are looking for work. Fuck me, in short.
How’s your week looking? Serenade me with tales of lazy kittens and homes all your own.