It's almost the New Year. I have decided that I'm going to take a bit of a break from The Book of Face. I will be periodically checking my messages, but for the most part I will not be using it. I have things that need doing, and there are better ways to use my time. I tend to open Facebook as a default for boredom, or to fill time and I feel like I'm wasting moments that could be better spent doing something else.
I do plan on going back to school for my Bachelors degree soon. I need to figure out what kind of time I really have to devote to this, so I can take an appropriate amount of classes. I want to still have time to enjoy my life, and not be glued to a textbook every moment I'm not at work. I did finally do my CCRN exam this past October and it felt great to finally get that accomplished. Finding the time to study for it however wasn't the easiest. I need to make some changes to how I do some things to give me the proper amount of time to study. There's also a CEN Exam that I'm considering taking. Not because I need to, but because I can.
Some of my family drama from the past several years is in its final phase of resolution. I'm going to have to be satisfied with how things are, because I just don't have it in me to fight anymore. I'm just happy to have it done with. And hopefully that really is the End of It.
Vacation picks are already done for the next year, and I'm looking forward to my time off. Headed back to NY this summer for my son's high school graduation, and plan to see a few friends while I'm there and take a few days for myself afterward to roam the country wherever I like.
There is also potential for an early Spring trip to a warm sunny locale with a good friend and his fantastic wife to be. Just reapplied for the passport I lost during my 4 or 5 moves in 2 years. I finally gave up looking for it.
Hoping that some of the other curveballs that life has thrown manage to level themselves out, so I can take a few deep breaths and just Be.