One from this week's episode:
The secret to patience is finding something else to do in the mean time..
What are you waiting for? And how are you filling the "mean time"?
Honestly, I'm not doing a very good job filling my mean time. School starts soon and that will help, because I will be mind numbingly busy, and I am planning a vacation to Chicago and Texas in the fall, which is fun because I love researching things.
What about you?
In the mean time, I'm taking a lot of unnecessary risks. Maybe not the most healthy thing to do but it sure is a lot of fun.
I assume you're asking why one would wait to start dating, etc.
I actually didn't mean this as a dating specific post, but waiting to date (or waiting for a specific kind of relationship to come along) could realistically be an option here.
I have a "bad habit" of starting threads in NB that have nothing to do with dating.
In the meantime, Iím paying down debt, saving, going to the gym, planning a fabulous 30th bday trip to the Grand Canyon, working on better eating, trying to organize my wee abode. I think I need some more concrete short term goals because I always feel like Iím falling short on everything I am doing in the meantime and it makes the stuff Iím really waiting for seem so unattainable.
I'm also waiting to get through the Big D, but I won't mention that. Even though it is somewhat preventing me from fully getting on with my NB.
I have four major goals for this year of "mean time". One, the Big D. Two, get a job. Three, take back my name. Four, college. That last one may not be able to happen, but I remain ever hopeful!
I'm waiting until I can afford to do some of the house projects I need to do.
In the meantime, I'm not sure how patient I'm being, though.
So, while I'm waiting for things to be less complicated, I'm focusing on my house (totally neglected in past 3.5 yrs) and my health (neglected too). I signed up for the Baltimore 1/2 Marathon and I'm on week 2 of training. When I turned on my Garmin, the last run it recorded was Feb 2010 (dday). FTG!!!!! I was a really good runner and I miss it. And I am back!!!!
I think part of my NB is to quit waiting for the "next thing" that would make things "better" and to make things better now. I have spent the break between quarters so far prepping the deck railings for painting, painting some closet doors, sorting through paper piles... and yesterday I made duct tape swords with my kids, increasing my Cool and Nerd rankings exponentially with them. I am also being sure I am spending lots of time with various friends, and of course the manfriend. I got myself a brand new bike (used, but much higher end than my previous one) and I plan to commute to school via bike and bus this summer.
I spent years being a SAHM with crippling anxiety and a SN kiddo who was nearly impossible to take anywhere because he was aggressive and rude, and then as a broken-down hermit after the A. NO MORE.
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011
In the meantime, I'm getting my master's and saving for those epic treks!
I'm not sure what I'm waiting for just yet. Hopefully that will come to me, soon!
Very happily divorced from an NPD since 2013.
Not sure how I feel about the new job/character line-up... Do you like it Ama?
But who is he spying on? spying for??
I haven't gotten used to the corporate environment in place of the team environment. Liked last season a lot!!
I am so happy to have a fellow fan!
I am waiting to start dating till my kids are a few years older, I have one kiddo full time the other one 26 days of the month so no time free at the moment to even contemplate that type of NB. Once they are a few years older I will be able to go out a bit more providing they are responsible teenagers.
But in that time I will work on me and my future, hoping to start some study in the near future, lose some more weight and get fitter both physically & mentally.
Best thing I gained in my divorce - my freedom.
So I guess the thing I'm waiting on is retirement. I have things I want to do when I retire. So it will be a wonderful time, I'm sure.
In the meantime, I'm working as much as I can, to save money for retirement. I'm concentrating on my health so I can have a good retirement.
I view retirement as a great big new beginning. It makes me feel good about getting older.
Freaks me out a little, but I'm excited too!
I am waiting for the man of my dreams to become the man that I need him to be. I also need to meet him.
I am waiting for the right time to sell my house and move closer to my job.
I am waiting for a man of my dreams to show up in my life. I'm not to the point of actively seeking one out yet so maybe I'm actually waiting for the nerve to get out there!
I'm waiting for the housing market here to improve to the point where homes actually are an investment. It's holding steady at the moment but not gaining in value. I'll be selling when things improve.
In the meantime, I'm working full time and trying to chip away at my debts. Eating a lot healthier and exercising a lot more. I've also decided to go for the online degree and just suck it up and take out a student loan to do it. I'm also just learning how to be me again, and how to do things just for me. I've tried massage and acupuncture - love them both. Next up is a healthy weight training circuit program. I've also been focussing on enjoying the little things in every day life.