I attended a 6 hour long Make-A-Wish wish granter training session on Saturday. I never realized just how involved a wish granter gets in the process of granting some of the wishes. I figured they were just part of the interviewing process, relayed the info to Make-A-Wish and then when the wish was planned, the info was sent back to the granter who gave the tickets or wish item to the kid. Unless it’s a Disney wish, I’ll pretty much be doing most of the planning. I could probably start adding event planner to my resume once I get some hands on wish granter experience! I know it will be very rewarding and I can’t wait to get started!
The lady running the training session mentioned how they were hiring new positions after changing things up a bit and that really got me
thinking wishing. If I could some how manage to become a star wish granter (lose the shyness and pessimism and become more outgoing and positive), maybe some day I could work for a non-profit as wonderful as Make-A-Wish? If so, I could probably qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness and qualify for 10 year forgiveness (not considered taxable income). Oh, how I wish!
Monday was my first day at the animal care center. I will be volunteering Mondays and Thursdays feeding and cleaning out the cat cages, litter boxes, sweeping and mopping the floor. Then I get to play with the kitties when I’m done.
It was nice to get out and do some good, hard, work. I miss having a job.
When I come back from my vacation at the end of the month, I need to work hard to establish some kind of freelance gigs. Whether it’s cleaning or pet sitting, I need to generate income. My mom doesn’t have a computer or internet and since the town she lives in just got 3G, I doubt I’ll have much internet access from my phone and my vacation days will be spent mostly outdoors and doing fun things with family. It’ll be nice to get away from my computer and hopefully I can return home with a stronger resolve to tackle some goals and cut down on computer time. Spending all day with a Facebook window open doesn’t make a very productive Kasey.
Since $18,500 isn’t an option for the debtperception.com domain, I’ve been thinking about some alternatives.
Because I want to stick with a .com domain, I could do something like mydebtperception.com or debperceptionblog.com. However, after trying to come up with some other ideas (really all I thought of were DebtPerspective and DebtErr), I’m leaning more towards rehashing my old blog, Sisu Vitality.
What is Sisu? To quote Wikipedia:
Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. However, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any other language. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds.
My Finnish relatives often mention it was the sisu in me that allowed me to battle cancer and come out victorious. And that’s a glorified victorious, sung out the way Muse does in “Uprising” chorus, my personal fight song. Much like I battled cancer, I’m now tackling this debt. I think Sisu Vitality may be the way to go. It is the essence of me and I don’t want to tie my blog to debt forever.
Your thoughts/input is valuable and much appreciated!