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10th-Nov-2009 08:00 pm
James - buzz cut & name.
I said earlier in the year I was going to re-think my life.

Well, as well as upsetting Mum and Dad by telling them I was going to see James on a Sunday, I also told them that if things don't pick up, then I was going to make the final decision to not re-register in May.

It costs over £1,100 a year, and in all honestly I can't affor it.  They give no reduction for financial hardship. 

It also means that my procrastination is over.  I have left things open until the New Year .... but if there is no change, then I shall be leaving my job - and thus selling this house.

The plan would then be to buy another house near Mum and Dad's .... and get on with the rest of my life.

However, today, I did go and look into the possibility of training as a driving instructor.

It looks a real possibility,as it would be something I could do, while still working as an osteopath .... and seeing what the future truly holds.
10th-Nov-2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
training as a driving instructor.

What an excellent idea - I think you would have a very good personality for it.
10th-Nov-2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks - a lot of things seem to be pushing me that way, at present.
10th-Nov-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Bit scary but very exciting too.

O_o that is a lot of money to have to pay every year!!

10th-Nov-2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I know that things are all change with you - so we can re-focus together

Hugs you.
10th-Nov-2009 08:51 pm (UTC)

My son is naked after an impromptu bath and refused to wake up. It's cold and wet today. Silly boy.

10th-Nov-2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
It's cold and wet here as well - but at least we can blame winter! But I am not going to have the same outfit as your boy - however much he looks at me with those big eyes of his!
10th-Nov-2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
*wishing you good luck and success, whatever you decide to do.*
11th-Nov-2009 08:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, very much.
11th-Nov-2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Could you be an instructor at an osteopath school? Whatever decisions you make, it feels good not to keep put them off any longer, doesn't it? (I've found that even if a decision makes me sad, it's still better than not knowing what to do.) I hope everything works out for you!
11th-Nov-2009 08:25 am (UTC)
Thanks - procrastination is a real thing I am "good" at - so to give myself a final date has been good.

Yes, decisions have to be made - at least, that way, you know waht you are facing.
11th-Nov-2009 07:25 am (UTC)
Driving instructor! That's a great idea! You should definitely go for it! And if you can still continue to be an osteopath, too, that sounds ideal to me.
11th-Nov-2009 08:26 am (UTC)
Thanks - I shal keep you all up-dated.
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11th-Nov-2009 08:27 am (UTC)
Thanks Jamie - yes, prayer will be great - and important!!!! This is why I have said I will leave it to May to make that final decision, as God may still want me here.
11th-Nov-2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
What an interesting idea to be a driving instructor. You would be able to make appointments and work around the different ones. Sounds like a plan.

Changing jobs is difficult. Changing homes is scary. I understand your love for you family, but living a bit away from them gives you independence. I get that. My mom wanted me to move to my home town when I got divorced. I knew if I did my life would not be my own. I spend a great deal of time with her as it was. She was the type who wanted to know where I was and with who at all times. I lived about ninety minutes away from her so it gave us a buffer. It kept both of us sane.
11th-Nov-2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yes - I am about 90 minutes away now - and I do like that gap. However if I do give up the practice, I feel that I need the clean break away from the town - although I love Bude. So I want to find something nearer - but still "up the road"!!

Thanks for the thoughts - I just feel I have procrastinated, in the hope things will pick up - but they aren't .... I need to take control of my life!
11th-Nov-2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Plans are good, even at this early stage. Making the decision not to renew your registration might be the impetus you need, even though it's probably a hard thing for you to do.

We had a temp a few months ago who was training to be a driving instructor. She was a conveyancer who'd been made redundant (no house sales, therefore no work) - she also made and sold lovely jewellery. I hope it is something that works out for you if you find it's suitable.
11th-Nov-2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I had debated my future earlier in the year, as you may remember .... but the days had drifted. So, I came to a lot of major decisions last week.

It was hard - but better to decide to do something - even if it feels as if life is weird at present ... rather than just let the days go.

Still - better to do something, rather than nothing - now, the only way is up!
11th-Nov-2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh training as a driving instructor? Sounds like a possibility to keep your old job too. Because that is really a lot of money.
Good luck, hon!
12th-Nov-2009 07:36 am (UTC)
Thanks - I just had to start taking control of my life.
11th-Nov-2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Change is very scary. I add my prayers and good wishes to others you have received.
That is a hefty annual fee. Hope the driving instructor works out. You have the needed patience. Wouldn't it be great if you could do both.
12th-Nov-2009 07:37 am (UTC)
Thanks - I just feel that I needed to take control - I was using my faith as an excuse and saying God would lead ... I know He will, but I still need to walk!
13th-Nov-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Time to make life-changing decisions...sounds like you've made yours. Takes a lot of courage. I wish you well in your new endeavours.

training as a driving instructor
That's a good idea. You could do both.
13th-Nov-2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
It was hard to make the decision - but I had just been letting things drift ... this way I now have an aim again.

Yes, I could do both, but it is the registration that is the problem in being an osteopath - so, all in all, I pray for guidance.
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