I am so tired that I had to put down my newest edition of Delicious because I was literally falling asleep while turning the pages. The tiredness comes as a result of a change of pace in my work life where I've gone from working between 12 and 20 hours a week at Ikea to somewhere around 35-40 this week. The reason for this is that I've started working in the lighting department as well as on cashline, and when we get the new self-serve express checkouts I'll also be helping to supervise them. This is all such a "so what?" thing to most people I know, but in my jobs I've always cruised along, laying low and just getting the job done.
For me to actually stand up and make the effort to apply for new positions and learn a new department is a huge thing for me. I've always turned down supervisor positions in my previous jobs because I didn't want to complicate the job for myself. It also takes me up a rung in the Ikea hierarchy where being a check-out chick was really the bottom rung. Suddenly I'm trusted with a work phone and I get to use the computers in management, it's all very exciting for me!
I guess the underlying reason for all of this is not only to earn extra money by monopolising over two departments, but also to challenge myself and force myself to continue learning while I'm waiting to go over to Japan. Oh yes that plan is still very much there. In fact tomorrow I might even call up and enquire about that TEFL course so I can finally get the plans in motion. I'm excited to be making plans and taking chances and pushing myself, for such a long time I have just 'settled' for everything in my life. Other than moving to Melbourne I don't think I've really done anything that amazing in my life, so this is my chance to shake things up! Keep pushing me people, I think I'll need a nudge every now and then when I hesitate and lean towards the familiar rather than the unknown.
My title and the inspiration for this post comes from a post by Orangette which made me think about the wonderful things that I've been planning :)
Oh and I graduated, finally! Check out me and my bro being tools before the ceremony: