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Productive Day


Today was a day well-spent. I got up at about 8:30 with ideas for things to do with my life. I don’t have a timeline yet, but I think first thing is to get my budget in order, possibly allow myself to utilize my annuity while I have a lot of expenses, maybe have a systematic withdrawal until I have fewer of them. Once they start to subside and once I’ve paid off my prior bill to University of the Rockies, then I could start there again and work on my M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management. I’ve never been so interested in Marriage and Family Counseling. After the M.A., I would work toward my Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. All of it would be online work. I don’t have to travel or relocate for any of it.

Christopher has been with me all day. We went out to Chevy’s Fresh Mex and ate, then got some movies at Walmart. We ran into two friends at Walmart after which we came home and watched two of the movies.

I managed to get my book printer-ready and uploaded for publishing on a site called CreateSpace. It’s a free site for self-publishing. I was going to use Lulu.com, but I had trouble making the cover.

It’s daylight savings time.

Mother’s Birthday, Breakthrough H’art Cancelled for Today, Spending the Day at Omni


It’s my mom’s 64th birthday today! She’s a Libra! I’m seeing her on Friday when she comes to the Quadrangle to see David. We’re going to lunch at the Health and Diet Center, which is nearby the Quadrangle building. I’ll be giving her a few high quality teas from a place in Oldtown Salinas near the Steinbeck Center. She’s going to Chinese for lunch today with her driver and friend Natasha. I wished her happy birthday this morning as I was getting on the bus across from Target.

As I was getting on the bus, I thought I would be going to a Breakthrough H’art session at Shelter Cove with the leader of that program, Kaytlin. It turns out she was sick with strep throat last night, so she cancelled. However, at Omni Center, they didn’t have my updated information, just the info from maybe 2008, which is probably from when I lived at Shelter Cove.

I was somewhat disappointed that I didn’t get to go to Breakthrough H’art. I’ve been trying to work on my book, Bears of the Wood. I’m hoping to get it published and on the market by next year. I think it’s possible. Today, while I’m at Omni, I think I’m going to sit down and map out how many pictures and what the pictures will be. I guess I could set it up with a check-off system so I could check the ones that I get done as I go.

My check finally cleared. After I get my rent and my bills paid, I can go and buy stuff to set up my printer. I can also get a few groceries, maybe just $50 worth. I should buy my own set of oil pastels and paper as well, just so I can work on pictures at home and go at a faster rate.

Today, I’m going to just hang out at Omni until 1:30, then go home and tidy up so it’s respectable to look at when my social worker and a couple other people come over. I’ll also call my good friend, O.T. if he doesn’t call me. I believe he’s in a class that he has.

One other thing I want to do, probably in the new year, is go back to University of the Rockies and take classes toward my Masters in Psychology with a Concentration in Non-Profit Management. Someday I want to help work at and eventually set up my own non-profit aimed just at combatting stigma. There is already a program that is part of Interim, but I think that stigma and education and self help is a topic all to itself. If there could be an emphasis just on that in a non-profit organization, I think it could be really empowering.