Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Goals

Well now, things have changed somewhat since my last post. For one thing, I have a new job. Instead of working at Astor House, I now work at an orthodontic company via a temp agency. Interesting adventures there. It has its up days and it's down days, but it's a job and I'm earning more than twice as much as I was at Astor House, so that's a plus.

With reference to career plans, well, I don't think I'm gonna be doing beauty school. It sounded like fun, but it's not really my passion so I'm planning on going in a different direction . . . opening my own yarn shop!! Knitting and crocheting is one of my really strong passions and this would be an excellent way to put my passion to good use and earn money in the process. Last Saturday, Mom and I went on a yarn shop excursion. We hit 3 different shops: one in Tigard, and 2 in Portland. Our main mission was to buy yarn and have fun, a secondary mission was to take notes and observe things about the different shops so I can start getting an idea of how I want to run/set mine up. Got some good ideas of things I could do and some ideas of things not to do.

Next fall I am planning on attending a college in Indiana to get a business degree, that way when I open my yarn shop (which won't be for a few years yet) I will know how to and how to run it. :) The college I am planning on attending works through an accelerated program through a couple different surrounding colleges. What that means for me is that I will be able to get a 4 year degree in only 2 years for the price of one year (about 20K for the whole program).

Church involvement: Well, I've started attending our church's college/young adult group. I am 99.99% sure that I am the only one not currently attending college and I am also that positive that everyone else is a GFU student. :P Which makes me the odd one out. Oh well, it's chill.

And I'm becoming a regular part of our church's worship team for "Big Church" as the main Sunday morning services are called. That has been a lot of fun.

So yeah! My life since May. To be continued . . .