Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Personal Post: Dreams for Plans
1.) I have started with a new boss while doing to some carry-over work with the old one to finalize a project I was almost four years on now. Instead of signing on for years, I am signing on for a few months at a time, so I can pick and choose my projects. I am aiming still for something in archeology or heritage-based work but let's face it, that is not where the money is.
2.) My house is supposed to be finished construction by the end of this month. Tile and almost all windows and doors are in and grouted/lined/edged. Kitchen cabinetry is in (and major appliances). Bathroom fixtures are coming. Painting is being completed. Lighting is all delivered. I am excited but tired of detail-minding for all these projects (not just my own home). I need a vacation (in my own new house;) ). For example, Turkey sent us the wrong kitchen hardware. China sent us black instead of white handles... The drain for the laundry room in villa 1 was installed in villa 2 by mistake... and I still need to catch the granite guy to do the counters. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!
3.) I need to focus on my actual life goals more. Most of the dreams I had I have already achieved (let's face it, I am not an ambitious person---I wanted to have a family, be happy and busy, and useful---I wanted to design, build and decorate a home of my own, and own it---- and beyond that, what has gone unfulfilled so far are the following:
b. Start my own business.... ugh.... so hard to do this really.
c. Have a career in archeology even for a short period of time (internships as a teenager do not count as fulfillment of this dream Dad!!!!!)
d. Travel again. I need to see China more, I need to do Italy and France, Ireland again, Germany and Canada for my husband and kids...Zanzibar, the DRC, Rwanda, all the African great lakes....Yemen, Israel/Palestine...one day.
d. total independence (I am financially and capably independent of most people already) in the form of having a driving license. Which I seem unable to do (I prefer having a driver really but I guess....)
e. update my wardrobe (I used to be the Queen of doing this, and loving to do so, but I don't like buying clothes when I'm pregnant and I'd rather spend my money on restaurants, travel, toys for my kids, and decorating my house right now.... Maybe when the house is finished and I am back to regular size my enthusiasm for being stylish will come back? I don't know...
f. learn another language enough to work in it in a scholarly capacity (doubt I'll actually do this, but hey, Arabic would be nice right?) ;)
Sorry for the rather intrinsically motivated diary-esqe post. I have little energy or time to write something more related to general life in Oman right now;).