Well it was a long summer, one it’s safe to say I’m not really sad to see go. While I love the warmer weather, summer this year meant a hectic schedule and working profusely on so many fronts it was hard to keep my head straight.
Autumn means we’ll be getting a break soon. Really, most of the work we had to do is out of the way now and what’s left are a bunch of lose ends that aren’t too difficult to tie up.
I’ve discovered quite a few things about myself this summer. Of those, I’ve found;
- I really, really am an introvert. No matter how much I like the people I’m around, concentrated social interaction for too long a time drains the hell out of me. I still need a day or two of the week to just be alone (of course time with Thomas isn’t included in this; if I’m with him 24/7 I’m still perfectly happy).
- I did actually like Toronto at one point, and I think if it wasn’t as congested a city as it’s become, if it was more like the city it was when I was a kid, I’d probably be okay staying here. But the traffic, the volume of people in any given store, the fact that there’s still no decent public transportation (worst subway system in North America, in my opinion) makes me actually want to murder myself every time I step foot outside my block. Cannot wait to be out of here.
- I really and truly do not have time to waste on stupid little things. That being said, learning how to do something myself if I’m fully capable of doing so is of monumental importance to me. Not for the fact that I won’t have to pay to outsource (paying for quality is well worth it), but because if I’m able to do something half decently, because it’s my project, I know I’ll be putting more effort into the task and thus know I will be able to produce something better than the low-end or even mid-range price point if I outsource instead. Also helps me sharpen my skills in case I get particular and need to patch things up myself later.
- I’m afraid of un-learning lessons that I shouldn’t be afraid I’ll forget. I’ve changed a lot in the past few years, and I shouldn’t be so worried that I’m just going to revert back once things change. Change does many times stick (especially if you help it along), and so I shouldn’t assume I’ll be backsliding.
- I need to get over my fear of paperwork and phoning customer service agents. It is mind numbingly boring waiting for a representative on the phone for an hour and a half, but it shouldn’t make me as anxious as it does to get on the phone and start the process. Especially since it needs to be done.