I am trying to figure out why, oh why is it that any day that I do not have to work, I wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning and can not get back to sleep but on work days I hit the snooze button on the alarm for 30 minutes to an hour. Does that make any sense at all? I guess yesterday I woke up at the first sound of the alarm but that's because I knew I had to make sure Max got up as well. We went to Kansas City to his college orientation and had to be there at 8. There is nothing quite like starting the day by gathering in a large room with a hundred other people and having 15 department heads introduce themselves and tell about their programs for an hour after driving through the city in heavy traffic while jacked up on coffee. I think I could have gotten up from my chair and ran a half marathon. I had drank enough coffee that my skin was crawling. It was hard to sit there and pay attention. Max drank some and he was feeling pretty antsy too. It was a long day....8 hours, in fact....of information....and lines. I guess on a positive note, Max is enrolled! Really the staff and volunteers at the college were all very friendly and made the day as bearable as they could. It wasn't like we were moping around and complaining. I yakked it up with some pretty nice people and made friends with one of the basketball players who said he was going to send me some free tickets to come watch him play. I hope he does and wasn't just feeding me a line of bull. I LOVE free tickets. Who doesn't? The thing that I love about Max's decision of going to school to study music is that I know he will LOVE it! During one of the sessions, a lady advised us to ask our "scholar" what they would do every day if they weren't going to get paid for doing it. That's their passion. I know Max is doing exactly what he should be doing. A few weeks ago, he auditioned for the fall opera and he actually got a part. Like a real part. At the end of the day, we stopped at a booth and talked to a fella from the theater at the college. I mentioned that Max will be in the opera and he said, "All Ready??" I guess incoming freshman don't normally get parts. We had a nice discussion and he told Max that he would be watching for him. Actually, Max said he had several faculty come up to him after sessions and say they have been hearing good things about him. It's pretty exciting! I'm pretty pumped for him!! And I'm excited to be a part of it! Oh! The places we will go! Yay!
So, I have been asking myself what my passion is. Even before yesterday, when the lady put it that way, I was contemplating what it is that I want to do as a career. I had a job application all filled out and ready to turn in with the school district as a administrative assistant. It didn't pay that well but came with a nice benefits package. It was due Friday. I didn't turn it in. Even though I am sure I could do the job and would probably be a good candidate for it, I know I need to look for something outside of this city's limits. I want to meet new people and start shifting into a new environment. When Sam graduates, I want to move and it would help if I were established elsewhere. I'm just ready for a change. Something new. Something fresh. So I knew that taking a position here in town would not be the right thing for me to do....probably the safest and easiest and most comfortable but not right. When my friend came over to go over my resume, she said she thought I would be great at something in customer service or human relations. I think she is right. If I could do anything and not get paid it would be to help people and be friendly and nice. Seriously. I've often wondered why I can't just get paid for being me! I just want everyone to feel good!! Why can't I get a salary and kickass benefits package for that? I'm just going to put myself out there, talk to new and interesting people as often as possible and know that the perfect job will come along. It will! I truly believe that!
Today, I am heading out to watch baseball. Sam plays a double header. I LOVE his baseball team so it's all good!
What's on your plate today? talk to me!!!
peace and love to you!