Monday, September 3, 2012

Brain Fart For The Day

My brain fart for today is using my vintage chalkboard for my blog post. On the left slate are short-term goals and on the right slate are long-term goals. Perhaps for the foreseeable future my blog posts can be about the goals I meet.

I have four items I can wear for work. Three of those items are skirts. All three have started fraying at the seams and need to be mended A.S.A.P. I'm looking for a new job and need to revamp my resume, possibly making several different ones for different jobs. My daughter-in-law's birthday is this month and I want to make her a Rosary for a gift. I have $40,000 in student loans I cannot pay. If you default on your student loans the government now garnishes your Social Security. After redoing my resume I need to look for job prospects. I need to get in bed at a reasonable hour so I don't suffer from sleep deprivation. I had two emotional meltdowns this week and I believe it was because I was sleep deprived. In my line of work I cannot afford emotional meltdowns on the job. Luckily for me they took place once after work and once this weekend.

Long-term goals: I spend $1096.44 each month of fuel for work. As gas prices go up, so do my gasoline expenditures--and my earned wage decreases. After buying fuel I earn a whopping $3.19 an hour. I need some relaxation time, something that includes entertainment to break up the monotony. I've lived here for four years and the only people I know are people I've worked with. I really want to have a social life. I have a series of books I've been working on since 1998 and I want to start wrapping that project up. I have three cats and a dog who really miss me; they are all being neglected emotionally. I've set these goals and for my own emotional stability I want to make sure I meet them all.

I haven't decided exactly how I'm going to do these posts. Perhaps as I cross items off I'll blog about them, or as I work on them I'll blog about them. I may decide to just post a pic of the board. If you have suggestions let me know. No matter what, wish me well!


  1. I think this is such a neat idea! Sorry I didn't comment on it sooner!

  2. It's okay you didn't comment sooner. I get overwhelmed sometimes and can't post comments either. As for the idea, I like it. It has been fun and time consuming.

  3. Consider yourself wished well (:

    I think you may be the first ChalkCaster on the intertubes. Should you decide to stick with it, you may start a trend. Heck, it worked with Typecasting!

    1. Hello Ted!

      Thank you for the well wishes, they are appreciated and much needed. In fact, I'm taking off from work on Wednesday so I can go job hunting. I always do better with the face-to-face searches than the whole online search, so I'm going with what works.

      I'm glad you like the ChalkCasting. I don't have a typewriter though I really like them. When I came across this chalkboard ChalkCasting wasn't what I had in mind, but I thought it was a pretty unique idea, so I ran with it. I am getting a kick out of it, but the largest challenge is finding a way to be SUPER concise; something that isn't in my resume, yet something I've been told repeatedly I need to develop. :)

      I think I'll stick with the ChalkCasting for the foreseeable future, it's a great way to change things up.

      Have an awesome week!