Throwing Life Up in the Air

Paper Flying in Mid Air

After being at a bridal shower with LD’s family yesterday, I discovered that most people probably need a score card to keep up with everything going on in our lives at the moment. Essentially, we are throwing everything in our lives except for my job up in the air and seeing what happens.

I have already told you that LD will be starting a new job, but it is a temp to hire and we have no idea what the chances are that he will have a job come January. It is exactly the kind of job he wants to transition into though, so as my mom put it, sometimes the biggest risk is not doing anything. However, it is still a bit nerve-wracking not knowing whether LD will be looking for a job again come January. I mainly work out of a home office, so having a bored LD hanging out just makes me want to tear my hair out.

I will likely be going back to school. I still need to finish my application and get accepted, but everything is looking good for me to start an online MBA program soon. The school I want works on a modular schedule of 8 weeks per course and has rolling admissions. There is a term that starts near the end of October and if I get my paperwork in 45 days before that term starts, I should be able to start then. However, with everything up in the air, I’m not sure if starting then is a viable option. So, I might start in January or March or whenever.

As for where we are living, at this point, I am still not totally sure. We have to be out of our current apartment by the end of September, but the deal is if we find a house within the next week (has to be able to qualify for a mortgage with just my salary), we will get a house. We have still been looking even though I told you all how drained I was. I didn’t mean to lie. I really didn’t. However, if we can’t get something and then can’t find an apartment, we will be living with family. Thanks to everyone who have offered us their basements! We love our family! I would really prefer not to live in someone else’s basement, but it’s definitely better than being homeless.

Are my nerves pretty much shot right now? Yes, a million times yes! I am freaking out all the time right now, because we are taking some huge risks. My anxiety levels will probably be higher than normal until LD is back into a regular job, but in order to get the biggest rewards you sometimes have to take a little risk (or a big risk). I just hope it will all pay off.

Scorecard:

LD: New job. Temporary. Ends January.

Me: MBA program. Start soon(ish?).

House: Still looking. Cutoff date: end of next week.

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About Danielle Beranek

Life can get away from you when being young, married, and still fairly fresh out of college. Taking on a pet, student loans, going back to school, and soon a new house is enough to leave ones head spinning. For me, life is crazy, but only on the outside.
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