Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Hello everyone! Things are very chill around here for the time being. I have had time to tell my "was gonna be boss" in Utah that unfortunately I wont be coming to work for her, which was hard for me to do because I hate disappointing people, even people I don't know. She was really great about it and told me that I need to do what's best for me and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks because in the long run, others will do what's best for them no matter what you think. It's true and good advice. I changed my flight from Salt Lake City to Ft. Lauderdale for November 17th. If I don't get a job through my crew agencies before then I am going to stay with my friend Courtney and pound the docks till somebody lets me on their boat.
In other news, I started riding mom's bike yesterday and damn I am out of shape. I rode once around the neighborhood and my lungs felt like they had never expanded that far ever. Oh I had to sit in my LoveSac for twenty minutes just to recover. I have been doing sit ups and push ups all week too so maybe it will show soon. Today I went riding again and I did better, I was worn out but at least I didn't have to lay down for twenty mins afterwards. The ride was better because Dad aired up the tires and when I got home from my ride I inspected the brakes and realized that the port side brake pad is constantly rubbing on the rim so its making the bike harder to pedal. I will work on that tomorrow. I am really good at working on bikes seeing as how a bike was my only transportation for the two years I lived in Key West.
I did get a nibble on the boat job bait today. I found a listing for a temporary stewardess starting this week and going till mid december. I could do that while I look for something permanent. Pay is good. It's a delivery job from New England down to Florida. I would take anything at this point. I am hoping to get a job that lets me live in Ft. Lauderdale but I will take a full time live aboard position that travels if they pay well. It would be fun to live on land and have the option of running down to Key West for the weekend but what's more important to me at this point is getting a good savings going. I am so tired of being a poor boat girl. I want to be able to build my Tumbleweed Tiny House in the middle of nowhere by next fall. If I go ahead and get something full time and save my paychecks instead of blowing them on stupid stuff I will be able to afford it. I am going to get me one of those fun little savings counters like Maria has and start my house fund.
The picture above is the house I want to build.