Time to Get Organized
School is winding down. I am scheduled for one half day as a substitute teacher next week. Actually that surprises me, often the last week I am not called at all. This week I worked every day which also surprised me!
Now, it's time to ensure I use my time well this summer. I don't want September to come and find myself saying, "Why didn't I ....." And unfortunately that is what often happens to me.
I need a written plan and then I need to discover a way to encourage myself. (motivate myself? prevent procrastination?)
First things first: Bills. A busy June helps a little towards July bills thankfully. And I did quite well with mystery shopping in June as well. As those payments come in through the summer that will help too. However, it's time to ramp up the mystery shopping to earn as much as possible for July and August.
I have signed up with about 150 companies, many of which I've never worked for yet. So the first thing on my list is to start logging in and checking job boards. If I check 15 per day, that will get me through them all before the end of June.
Depending on today's weather I am either going to go paddle my kayak or go for a bike ride. So, day one of vacation I have a plan. House work, mystery shopping related tasks, recreation.
Now to see if I can develop a balanced routine and follow it for the whole summer.