I gave my 5 year notice yesterday at work. No one took it seriously and I don’t blame them. The most notice one usually gives is 2 weeks. I feel as if I’m doing the respectable thing and giving them more than enough time to find my replacement.
See, Mother Nature is being a real ass hole right now and I don’t want to live in Ohio anymore. After visiting California and having 5 straight days of sunshine and the Pacific ocean, I’m done. I’m done trying to put a positive spin on the weather. I’m done trying not to be sad between January 2nd through February 28th when it’s dark by 5:30 and 1 degree. I cannot accept the fact that it’s April 18th and it’s forecasted to snow around 5 am tomorrow morning. Do you know today is the first day in 4 days my sons and I have seen sunshine since California? We’ve been back since Saturday night. It’s Wednesday.
I’ve tried not to be the person that gets depressed when the clocks fall back and I’ve repeated the mantra between January through March, “it’s gonna get better. It’s gonna get better.”
The only problem is the weather is NOT getting better. I’ve scraped my windshield the past 2 days. We walked like penguins on our stairs yesterday because of the ice. On Sunday, it poured as if it were monsoon season….in the artic. For 2 soccer games, I sat in the pouring rain on the sidelines.
So for the next 5 years, here is what I have to do:
A. Go full speed on my blog, putting all my time and energy in to it. I want to grow it so over the next year, I see a financial return.
B. Over the next 5 years, I would like to finally take the leap and publish the 2 books I have fully written.
C. Task A & B need to produce 2 million dollars. Why? Because I’ve come to the conclusion that is what we will need to have a proper house in Venice Beach (that’s where I decided we are moving). That’s not too much to ask. Right?
D. Improve my credit score. I’m guessing my existing score falls between -13 and 55.
E. My husband needs to find a job in L.A. making at least $500,000.
F. Find an excellent school system for my sons. P wants to go to Stanford (as you can see, lofty goals run in the family) so I’m hoping for an in-state tuition from living in California.
So ladies and gents, how delusional do you think I am? Is it dooable? Are you falling off your chair in laughter at the audacity of my plan? No one ever got anywhere without an audacious plan.
Come on out!! Oh in-state tuition won’t help with Stanford since it’s a private school. But UCLA and Berkley are state schools!
Oh yeah, I forgot that. Well UCLA or Berkley is more than acceptable!!!
I suddenly felt naked when I was out yesterday – no I hadn’t forgotten to get dressed, it was just my first day out without a coat… I think we are a tiny bit better off with our weather here. The sun is shining at last. But if it’s any comfort, if you lived in California you might get bored with the sunshine? I did when I spent my teen years in Australia – when it’s too hot to do anything.
Yes, I did think about that. In fact, I want to go to California for a week when it’s the hottest to see if I’d be miserable. I keep telling myself that I was there in April, not the hottest months. As I look out now, it’s snowing! Snowing!!! WTF?
I volunteer to be a private tutor for both P and C. Put me up in your pool house and I’ll be set! Although you will need an additional math tutor because I just can’t even haha
I’ll hold you to that! I’ll probably need a nanny so you’ll have to leave the freezing temps of Canada for Southern California. Think you can handle it?
HAHA no…I’ll have to carry around a sun umbrella and I’ll complain but if my pool house is air conditioned I’ll be ok hehe
And it’s not only the sun and the warmth. There are flowers and greenery growing everywhere! And don’t even get me started about Sonoma. So beautiful!
Excellent plan Angela. I think you can do it. 🙂
It would be a dream come true, really!
You’ve got to at least go for it!!
Thank you Rachael! That’s what I think! You’ll never know unless you try!!
Delusional is a perspective that is used as a way to tell people they expect too much. The only way to make sure that you’re not delusional is to make it happen! 🙂
Oh I like that thought process. It’s so true! I’m just guessing here but I think what separates things like this actually happening and not happening is the next set of actions and the steps put in to place for the goal. But that’s the trouble. There isn’t a set plan on how to earn that much money. If there was, more people would be doing it. I think talent and luck have a role to play. Actually, a lot of luck.
Luck does play it’s part, but I believe your can make your own by sticking your neck out, and trying to do something different. It’s possible… ?
Thank you for the support! I appreciate it soooo much!
That’s good to know! Let us know when you’ve done it yeah? 😉
Totes doable. Also, when you get that amazing advance: can you hook me up with your agent? Remember how I BELIEVED IN YOU.
I VOW NOW TO HOOK YOU UP! I would be a fool not to.