I really lost my blogging mojo for a while (even considered deleting everything) but I am hoping to kick-start it all again in the new year! I have a lot to catch up on… so sorry for the lengthy post!
Firstly – I have been eating like its Christmas Day for the last 3 weeks and I’ve undone all my efforts. Back up to 82kg, what a douche-bag.
Secondly I am looking to make some massive life changes in the new year! – Positive ones of course.
I have THREE new years resolutions…
The first one is to STOP PICKING THE EASY OPTION!
I always do what is easiest. The one that is less disruptive, cheapest, doesn’t impact others etc. Sometimes this is to my detriment.
I love my job, but I am being forced to change it in the next 12 months. The business I work for is moving far away, and are not considering transfers for my team to other offices (we go with the business, or we quit). So I have to find another job. I have had this job since I was 18 and have never gained any other qualifications or trades as I have never needed them. Now I need them.
The easiest path for me to take (and the one that my brain is still pushing for) is to get another job at the same pay rate but doing admin or reception (which I just get no joy from) – this would be the easiest option as I don’t really need any qualifications, and there are generally a few jobs going in this field. I would then probably stay in that role until the end of time.
I have also been doing multiple free online nutrition and health courses, because I can gain the knowledge that I want, without having to submit difficult assignments that require time and effort (the biggest I had to submit was 250 words and it was reviewed by other students, not the educator). But because I’m not paying the $250 per course, I’m not getting any of the certificates. This leads me into resolution #2…
The Second one is to GET SOME QUALIFICATIONS!
What do I want to be when I grow up? As a kid, the answer was always a famous actor… I auditioned at university and the AIT – I was so nervous, and just did a woeful job. Actors Inc involved a lengthy application process, professional photos that I had to pay for – so it was ‘too hard’; getting a manager was ‘too hard’ so I gave up on all of that. Then I started working full time, bought a house, started a family etc. and basically forgot that I could actually have other aspirations – or just shoved them to the back of the closet.
If you ask me that same question now? I have a different answer – I want to be an APD (Accredited Practicing Dietitian). I want to have my own practice and see patients one on one, outside of a hospital setting.
In order to become accredited, I need to do at least 4 years FULL TIME at university on campus – plus hospital placements. It HAS to be an accredited degree otherwise I can’t actually be a practicing dietician. No matter the desire, it is just not viable for me right now, for financial reasons – there is no way I can be unemployed for the next 4 years, even working part time would put us under.
I am enrolling in a Nutrition Coach Course through the Australian Institute of Fitness which I can do 100% online 🙂 I am enrolling end of January with the aim to start in March 2020.
If I enjoy this course and get back in to the swing of assignments and research etc. I might even do their Personal Training Certificate – Its not 100% online, but I might be able to work out some days with my long service leave. If I get this certificate, I can start doing some personal training on the side – if that takes off and I can earn a decent living off it – I can work university around PT (most people require a PT after hours).
The Third one is to STICK TO YOUR PLANS – JUST KEEP GOING!
Don’t let minor setbacks stop me (this includes diet too). Don’t stop when it gets too hard – because it will get too hard at points… Just. Keep. Going!
Well that was a ramble and a half!
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