It has been hectic these past few weeks but I wanted to give you an update on my progress.

I have finally reacquired my driver’s license and I may have a vehicle coming my way over the next few months, depending up how the negotiations work out.

I have reached the next phase of correcting my dental issues, so in the next few days I will begin the process of acquiring dentures.

I became a full-time employee at my public job. At that place, full-time is like the Gold Standard. I suspect that the pay will still be garbage, but that is okay. I am taking steps to correct that issue.

College is going well. It is a challenge to work and go to school but due to the fact that I’ve been actively simplifying my life things are becoming easier. I plan to have the broad sweeps complete by the end of the year so that I can spend what little time I have to spare writing a new book.

All of this is leading to the next step of my plan. I don’t know the exact steps I will take yet, but they will become apparent as I move forward. All I know is that I need my teeth and transportation sorted before I begin the next step.

I am exhausted. I have not been sleeping well as of late. Despite the fact that I am deliberately scheduling in ample time for sleep I find myself waking throughout the night. I suspect that my mind is active on my plans.

Over the next three days, I will be working ten-hour shifts. I will write the two papers that are due during my lunch breaks.

Some days I wonder just how in the world I am pulling this off.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am still here, working in the background. I miss being able to talk to you.



14 thoughts on “Update”

  1. Wow, that is impressive forward momentum toward your goals! I hope your hectic schedule lessens a bit when you have transportation available. (It’s true that cars add expenses and complexity, but they are so darn convenient!)

    1. Hello, LuisainDallas!

      I worked it up when the opportunity to acquire another vehicle appeared. A car would free up at least four hours a week in my life. I could really use those four hours each week. It will also provide the option to seek out higher-paying employment should I decide to go that route, so I am excited! It is an older car but it is a one-owner vehicle at an amazing price. There will be a few challenges as I adapt to the new scenario, but it will be beneficial in the long run–especially since I had already planned to acquire a vehicle in the future for my long-term goals.

      Thank you for commenting!

  2. Moving forward is good. The payoff will be worth it. My husband worked full time and went to college half time for EIGHT years so I know of what I speak.

    1. Thank you, Linda. Depending upon my decision after I acquire the Associate’s Degree, I may continue onwards for my Bachelor’s. I refuse to think about that potential phase at the moment. Right now I am taking this one semester at a time.

  3. I’m glad you posted, and appreciative of the update. You are doing so much these days….take time just for you. A long bath, a cup of tea, a chapter of a favorite book, a walk….its amazing how the little things can sometimes be just the break you needed to pick up and keep going.

    1. Thank you, Melanie. I made it to my day off, so I slept in today! This week looks to be a little less hectic based upon my schedule so far, so I plan to do exactly as you advised. I need a bit of “me” time. Take care!

  4. Dear Annie,

    So glad to hear from you, and very, very impressed. You’re killing it luv, WELL DONE you! I know you’re exhausted, so please take it easy if and when you can. But here’s the thing: this workload won ‘t be here forever. However, the results will be!

    Take care luv,

    1. Thank you so much, Carolina! I will update when I can. Right now I am busy studying for my next exam. Wish me luck!

  5. Hello!! You are such an inspiration to me. I’ve purchased a few of your e-books and love them. I’ve always wanted to be an author, even wrote my first book in 5th grade lol. Kids passed it all around the classroom to read it. Wish I could find it, I’m 53. I appreciate all that you do to encourage others.
    Thank you!

    1. Hello, Stephanie!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so thankful that I inspire you. I hope you continue to find inspiration as time moves on. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email. I love hearing from you!

  6. My apologies in advance for making a comment totally off topic, but I thought it was compelling.\
    I was watching Netflix’s new documentary on “Inside Bill Gate’s Brain” and one of the projects he has spent considerable time on is something to do with
    using up the U.S’s storehouses of nuclear waste. His project came to a grinding halt for political reasons, but I found it interesting to note that the stock pile that was spoken about is actually in Kentucky. I was thinking….hey isn’t that where Annie writes from?
    And does Annie have any thoughts about how Kentucky has wound up with such an enormous stock pile of nuclear waste ?
    In Canada here, from my limited understanding of nuclear power gen in my country, they bury the radioactive waste deep deep in the ground and monitor it constantly. But in Kentucky it appears to being held in simple barrels in massive open fields. Perhaps there are different “kinds” of nuclear waste…
    Do you have any thoughts or input on this? Do tell, Miss Annie.

    1. Hello, Carla!

      I know that we had a gaseous diffusion plant in Western Kentucky. I also know that the military used to store nuclear waste an hour or so from where I live.

      I grew up with the knowledge, so I’ve never really given it much thought, to be honest. It is one of those things where I trust that those in power will do what they believe is best with the knowledge that they currently have. I seriously doubt that they want to kill the taxpayers who provide them with the lifestyles they currently enjoy so I don’t think about it. I will revise that opinion if I ever start to glow in the dark, however ;).

      Also, I see no point in worrying over something I can’t control when there are so many other things that I CAN control, you know?

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