I am recovering from my three-day business marketing workshop intensive this weekend. Whew! All the information coming into my brain plus hugs and high fives and pairs activities, plus networking on breaks and lunch equals a LOT of energy drainage for an introvert. I like the group and am excited to "get back on the train" as they say, and start connecting with possible clients again and being of service to men or women seeking a career transition to more meaningful work, aligned with their energy and personality. My goal is to give 10 free career clarity consultations in the next month. If you or someone you know might benefit from a 30-minute phone consultation looking at where you are now and where you want to be, and receiving key resources to help you get there, let me know. No pressure or expectation to sign up for career counseling.
My event was about an hour and a half south, so Friday night, I stayed at S's house, which is much closer to the location. That was nice. It was my first time staying at his place. I met his two roommates - an older woman and man, both single. They were nice and the place is okay; better than I thought is would be from what S said. The woman is a bit of a clutter collector but it's generally clean and his room and bathroom are nice enough. Makes a huge difference for me to try and sleep in a Queen bed versus single with him. At my house, one of us, me so far this time around, has always ended up on the couch. But this weekend, he is bringing a queen-size bed he owns out of storage and transporting it to my house. It has a wood frame, which sounds nice, and it should work much better.
On the family front, my adoption orientation is coming up on Tuesday, November 10th, and I look forward to getting the ball rolling again. I imagine my next steps will be filling out more paperwork and connecting with a caseworker and setting up a meeting. On a parallel track, I am talking to a friend of mine about tools to better manage my finances and save some money. I might be able to get by with very little savings (other than retirement savings through my employer, which I pay into monthly) on my own, but not with a child. I need to step it up and either earn more in the next few months or tighten my belt, or both.
That's all for now... Wishing you a Happy Autumn!