I have so many things I want to do in the next year or so, and I feel stuck because I don't know what to focus on or what to pursue.

For example, I'm two semesters away from finally finishing my damn degree. Assuming the school will give me money again, it would make sense for me to stay that course. It's another year.

But my Norwegian boys are retiring, and I'd just about kill to spend November in Europe following them around. Yes, I know that's vaguely pathetic. But dammit, I want some more adventure in my life! Doing that would require blowing off school for at least a semester -- and a second job, which I have yet to acquire (rejections are stacking up though).

But I also have an itch to move to California -- I was just so happy by the ocean! And it might be time for a change. And naturally, that presents a whole bunch of complications. I should probably finish school first while I still have in-state tuition here, plus I need to save up money.

The most logical thing to do would be to forget going to Europe, go to school, then move. But I'm so fucking tired of living according to logic! I want to do something fun, something wild, something that lasts longer than a weekend. I've spent the last ten years being responsible, and I'm tired of it. Obviously I can't abdicate all my responsibilities, but just for a little while ....

So right now, I'm looking for another job, and I'm doing the necessary paperwork to try to get money for school in case I don't find one. But if I do ... well, I'm going to go to Europe and see the things I missed out on the last time (which is just about everything), as well as my Norwegians. It may not be the most logical, responsible path, but it's what feels like it will make me happy.

There's no reason for the tiger picture, btw. Other than I was looking for a video still and that came up instead, and I like it! Who's a cute flesh-devouring kitty-kitty?

3 Responses
  1. Aunty Pol Says:


    Life is too short for regrets. GO TO EUROPE

    It's not like you are leaving children to fend for themselves.

    You've worked your ass off for too long..if you can figure out a way to do it..your AUNTY POL says

    DO IT !

    Besides...you blogging as you stalk...err...follow your boys would be a riot.

    Hugs from Houston

  2. atchka.com Says:

    Hi there,
    It's been a long time since I've said hi, but hi! I hope all is well with you!


  3. purplegirl Says:

    AP, if I can scrape up the money, I'm so going. :) If so I might have to start a Norwegian Stalking Blog, you'll get an invite if I do. ;)

    Hi Shannon! Hope you're well.