Date: 11/19/2005 7:44:43 PM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 1533 times
well, ski season is approaching, and i am totally psyched. even if we don't have any stupid snow yet. i was really looking forward to spending thanksgiving on the slopes.
i just bought my third (and final!) pair of ski boots of the season. why so many pairs? because i am ridiculously stubborn, and after hours and hours of research, i found a pair online that i was certain would work for me. and they were a super, super good deal (85% off retail!). and i cannot pass up a good deal. when they didn't fit, did i acquiesce and go to a bootfitter, which is what every single website says one should do? no! I BOUGHT ANOTHER PAIR, IN A DIFFERENT SIZE. because i am a total idiot. of course those didn't work either (so much for all my certainty that they would be right for me...), so now i have three pairs of boots. i'm not sure what i'm going to do about it. it's too late to return the first pair, but i can still return the second pair. however, shipping is so pricey (about half what i paid for the boots themselves) that i'm worried i'd be better off just selling them myself. i don't know. perhaps i'll put an ad on ye olde craigslist.
but getting my boots fit was really fun. even though i was outrageously picky, the salesguys were so helpful. and i can't wait to ski! and the place i went (unbeknownst to me) meet the online prices, so i got a decent deal (of course, it's not so decent when you add in cost of the first pairs, but whatever). but since part of the reason i decided to settle here was to ski, i am just trying to learn my lesson (ha!) and suck up the cost. in my opinion, skiing is perhaps the most effective non-chemical antidepressant. i love yoga, of course, but skiing is just as close as you can get to flying. and i love cold weather, and i love that it's outside. now if it would only start snowing...
i am doing better about worrying about money though, because i got another job! now, since i've been all stressed out about work, you'd think another job would be the last thing i'd want. well, right and wrong. it has been a total pain trying to coordinate all of my work in the past week (since i work freelance, it's not like i'm quitting my old job, the new job is just part time freelance work, so i'm just going to scale down my schedule). this is exciting, though, because it means that i get to develop a different set of skills within the industry. and more contacts. thus making me more marketable. and also making me feel less trapped in my current position. i think it's going to work out great, but the next few weeks are definitely going to be a little challenging, as i try to adjust to both positions while balancing my private clients.
volunteering, however, is going absolutely great. i love the clinic. it really does make me think seriously about going back to school for veterinary medicine. or even just human medicine. i forgot how much i loved anatomy until i watched the vet in surgery. it was totally incredible to watch her. surgery, what an amazing thing. my grandfather who died was a surgeon, and he always said that i should be as well. i have to admit, when i was in the OR, it felt like home. we'll see. i'm taking anatomy next semester (aside from 3 hours of philosophy, i only need a couple hours of anatomy to complete the 120 level of teacher certification with yoga alliance), and if it goes well, who knows?
darn. i need to run some errands and do some work. perhaps, though, i will get a full night's sleep tonight. that is definitely something to be excited about.
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