I've started my cutting back on availability at coffee job. I can no longer work Sundays past 11 a.m. This means I can open for them, but that I have to leave by 11. I can then FINALLY get back on track with Scrabble and then do the baking I need to do for Prest. I feel like this is a big step for me because I am stopping the offering to take more hours and shifts and volunteer for switching out and all that. Just no more. Donezo. Essentially, I feel that I'm doing these things to be nice to the people that I work with. In turn that improves their bottom line. But, then something is done wrong due to a mistake and it's the END OF THE WORLD.
Except, the mistake isn't something that really means anything horrid happened, it's just a mistake, life moves on. No big deal. But, that reaction, that reaction means that what you do in the every day to make it a little easier. The loyalty that you show, etc, it's not appreciated in the small scheme. Only in the grand scheme. And sometimes, the small scheme is where you want things to be appreciated. Soon availability will be cut to a few days a week as I expand operations of Sassy Plants.
I can't go lower than 32 hours a week, otherwise I lose my health insurance. Also, I can't afford to go that low on the hours since I need to make the money to keep things moving along here. Especially with all the traveling we are going to be doing this year for October and Christmas time. I've been toying with the idea of another job, but that will just put me back in doing my business for the baking/cooking. so, that's right out.
Might be time for a financial talk with J about pooling resources and what not. Like a real talk. He tends to get super fidgety when I discuss money with him. But, that's kind of part of a relationship, we have to be able to work through things together, instead of me fronting the money and him paying me back. Rent is a prime example of this. I can't even go into it right now. Ugh.
Anyways, the work thing is a big step for me, so I'm happy about that.
Otherwise, I can see if I won the lottery and just go buy that hotel in Bisbee. That could be fun.