No Jeans for January: Day Two
$2 to the ASPCA, $29 more to go.
A light blue oxford by New York and Company
A black pea coat by H&M
Grey dress trousers by New York and Company
Flats from Journey’s.
Today was eventful- I went to Peck’s, the supermarket that is 10 minutes away from my house. SCORE! As ashamed as I am to admit it, I don’t get out much these days since my contract ended. Which is weird because in the past, I was always someone who had a laundry list of places to go and people to see. Now that I don’t have a job, I don’t have places to go, especially in this rural county. Now that my friends have moved away, I don’t have many people to see. During the last two months, I was really hard on myself because around this time last year, I was getting ready to move to Albany and I was a college grad for only barely even three weeks. I felt as if I took the biggest step backward as soon as I landed back in Sullivan County.
Now- I don’t want my life to be like that anymore. I’ve set the dates. I want to be out of here by February 1st. If not February 1st, the latest I will accept is March 1st. I want my life back. I see that I’m at a brick wall right now and I’m determined more than ever to make my dreams come true.
I’ve already executed a plan and it starts tomorrow.
The theme of the plan is: Let’s make Sullivan County something more. This isn’t such a horrible place as I make it out to be. This was an awesome place to grow up! I look forward to coming home in the summertime because it’s so beautiful here. Whenever I go into my dad’s restaurant, there’s always some customer who tells me that they remember me when I was little. Yeah- my friends are gone. Well, guess what. Last year, when I moved to Albany, they felt the same exact way too because I moved somewhere new and they were here. Now, I get to feel what they felt. It wasn’t an easy time for them, but they made it through, found other opportunities, and moved away. It just takes time.
Tomorrow- I’m going to see if I can set up a fundraiser for the ASPCA for the weekend of the 14th. I’m pretty pumped about that. I’m also going to call a few places that I know of and ask if I can be a volunteer for a couple days a week. When I formulated the plan, I realized that I should have done this a long time ago. Better late than never!
I’m out to make 2011 one of the best years of my life.
Let’s do it!