Getting Out of Your PJs

A message to myself, GET OUT OF YOUR PJs! Put on some real clothes. You know it makes you feel like a normal human who provides something to the world.

Sometimes you need things like this. I am no longer sick and have been trying to get out of the house at least once a day. Even if it is just to go check the mail or take out the trash. I spent a decent amount of September in my PJs from being ill after our Austin trip and having a load of proposals to read through, but it is time to get dressed everyday.

Something has me thinking a lot about these negative feelings I have my job ending and being in limbo. I read an article about a study from my alma mater showing how you can improve after experiencing a failure. Not having a job is making me feel like a failure, as I had felt in 2012 when I was unable to continue my PhD. After morning the loss of the future I thought I should have, I grew from those negative emotions. I have confidence in myself that I will do so again.

What am I going to do today? I am going raspberry and apple picking. I am also going to bake cider bread with a leftover cider we have in the fridge. I need to complete the Red Cross Advanced Child Care course as well. This will help me pick up some babysitting gigs. I figured the most flexible way to make some money while I wait for my partner to complete his PhD is to babysit. I already completed their CPR certification.

What are you up to today?


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