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ultimatum

Got the psych appointment out of the way. This afternoon will be the test to see if it's helped me yet. Currently, I would like to go out and get some things done, but I have no pants to wear. I threw everything in the laundry this morning so I need to wait for that to finish before I can go out and do anything else. This is fine.

I feel I should update everyone on the whole Idaho thing. My current plans are to hold off on it for a little bit longer. I have been analyzing the whole situation for a good long while and I think I'm just not quite ready for the move yet. Yea, this is something I have been saying forever. Yea I know I shouldn't be living at home anymore. I should be out living on my own. I have to sever the umbilical cord, so to speak. I just don't feel comfortable doing it without any money at all. My hope is either a) I will get some job that will just let me get a little income and then I can have a little in the bank before I leave for Idaho, or b) I will get a decent paying job and be able to afford to live in the Seattle area. But a deadline must be set to force me to do something. So I'm thinking that my 22nd birthday will be a good deadline for me to be out of the house. So there we go. I have given myself an ultimatum.

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plural
Jul. 15th, 2002 11:29 am (UTC)
Congrats
deadlines and goals are excellent things
I think it is great what you are aiming for and am confident you can make it work.

just remember that the trick to meeting your goals is to try to take a small step in the right direction every day rather than planning some big wonderkund event.

life is made up of thousands of small steps and the occasional big step, between now and your birthday try to think of something you can do each day [now matter how trivial it may seem now] which moves you closer to your goal

best of luck and I look forward to seeing you at Dante's in a couple of weeks

Plural
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats
Thanks. That's good advice. I'm trying to keep it in mind.
nefarious
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
Hi! How are you?

I send you this file in order to have your advice

See you later. Thanks
goldfischegirl
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:42 pm (UTC)
Plz, your new icon = scary, thx

nefarious
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:12 pm (UTC)
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goldfischegirl
Jul. 15th, 2002 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re:
hump?
you must buy robot dinner first!
thx
nefarious
Jul. 15th, 2002 05:10 pm (UTC)
DINNER?

MY ROBOT CIRCUITRY IS UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS VESTIGE OF COURTING. I WANT TO DANCE.
goldfischegirl
Jul. 15th, 2002 05:21 pm (UTC)
Re:
OMG!%!%!*(* you can dance if you want to
you can leave your friends behind!
because your friends don't dance
and if they don't dance
then they're no friends of mine!
Rofflez!!
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have received this file already, though.
And I sent the advice 4 times already!
nefarious
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re:
unsubscribe
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:17 pm (UTC)
ERROR: invalid input
nefarious
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re:
your face is about to be invalidated with input from my fist
carrieann
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad we get to keep you for now.
Good for you. It helps when you have goals and
force yourself to stick to them by making ultimatums.

I wish you the best of luck with this, Patr0ck. Truly.
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm staying for a while.
Thanks. Keeping to this will be really important to me. I want to do this in the right frame of mind.

Previous plans for moving were inspired by drinking and we all know how that can be.
warrend
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:31 pm (UTC)
That is a good idea. Everyone gets the "If I move away things will be better" thought once and a while. Things may be better for a short while, but in the end you will come up with the same issues.

Maybe it is the part of me that doesn't want you to leave, but conqour your issues here with friends to help you, and find happiness in that.
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Danny.
As easy as it is to jump into one of the decisions and just go with it, I would much rather be a little prepared for it. But holding off on something forever because I'm "not prepared" doesn't help me at all.

I would love to see this all work out.
goldfischegirl
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should try taking some of your own advice.

*Pat looks down to see he too, has no pants on*
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
I LOVE PANTS!
pants, eh?
rasik
Jul. 15th, 2002 12:47 pm (UTC)
yeh, if you're going to move it's a must to have some cash squirreled away. at the very least, I would say $500 on top of what you expect to spend on gas/food/lodging. and then some. I would try to shoot for a cool $1k. it does wonders for your peace of mind if you know you're somewhat covered in case of a car breakdown or needing to pay for a place to stay during the move process. and then, it's highly likely that you won't need to burn through all of it, so once you arrive at your destination ... voila, instant nest egg.

I can totally understand not feeling quite ready to make a big leap yet, tho.

ps: (an old man einstein crazy in his attic)
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 01:15 pm (UTC)
cash would definitely be nice. My older brother was offering to loan me several hundred dollars so I could make the move, but I would so much rather it be my own money. Starting out living out there by being several hundred dollars in debt just doesn't seem very sound to me.
bakatenshi
Jul. 15th, 2002 02:57 pm (UTC)
hell! does this mean you might not be in seattle next summer? =\

moving out will maybe be healthy good for you, though.
and good is good! =^.^=
patrick
Jul. 15th, 2002 03:12 pm (UTC)
You coming to seattle next year?
I have no idea where I'll be next summer. It's possible I could have gone to Idaho and then come back by then, even.
nder
Jul. 15th, 2002 07:19 pm (UTC)
we lub you regardless, jsut make pat happy :)
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