Plan review.


In 2010, I created a Plan. Not a plan, but a Plan. I decided to look it up again and see what, if anything I have accomplished towards it. Read on for the 2010 thought processes…

It’s been a crazy few weeks, emotionally and mentally speaking. My head is constantly whirring with thoughts, desires, plans, dreams, fears and reality. It’s getting to be pretty loud and I’d quite like some quiet.

I’ve really taken stock of where I am at the moment, what I want – what’s important to me out of the list of things I’d like – and what I need to work towards.

Travelling. Once so important. Now insignificant in comparison. I think my desire to travel crops up when I want to run away from something. I’m very much of the opinion that I can visit places I want to see on holiday. I also think that I have too much faith in the human race to travel. I trust people too easily and would easily be taken advantage of in some far off place where someone offers to lend a hand with someone but really only wants to pinch my credit card.

The original plan was to be in Spain for up to 18 months before going off around the world.

The plan as it sits at the moment is this (2010):

Stay in Spain long enough to get a deposit together for a room in Bath/Bristol as well as a few months’ rent if work is short.

Get enough money together to pay for my Foundation Certificate in Funeral Studies.

— Complete the course.

— Get a job as a trainee Funeral Director.

— Qualify.

— Be happy.

— Move to a flat – preferably after course completion but that depends on money.

Get a cat.

— Decorate. (Home and self)

— Save money.

— Take holidays.

— Bag a man. Have some babies.

— Enjoy life. Make friends.

Back to the present (2013). So, as we know, Spain didn’t work out. The things that I have struck through on the list either didn’t happen or the plans have changed.

I bagged myself a man – 2 happy years and counting. That’s a tick in the box, and it was an unexpected development, too! No babies yet but we’ll get to that at some point.

I have made steps in the desire to be a Funeral Director. I took part of the course at the end of last year. The reason I have struck it off is that the way it is done has changed since the original plan. There isn’t anything else I can really do study wise now without being employed. I am hoping to meet with someone locally soon to have a talk about things.

I have taken holidays since the plan was made and I am having a holiday with my bestie later in the year which will be so good. I have never been on holiday like that before, I can’t wait!

Self decoration is ongoing. Hurrah!

Moving into a new home in the next couple of months. We will still be renting for now but it is a lovely little place in a beautiful village. We are hoping to go and investigate the local pub next weekend, too.

Saving money is something that I am working on. I have a plan to be debt-free by 30. (Technically that gives me until the dat before my 31st birthday!) This plan is something that I need to continue to earn the salary that I currently do so this part of the new plan is subject to change. The point is that I am making an effort to save. The only issue is that if I manage to get somewhere with the funeral service, I won’t be earning what I do now so need to be aware that while I can save at the moment, I may not always be able to. This portion of the plan needs to remain fairly flexible.

Last time I posted on here it was my first day at my new job. I am really enjoying it. It is bloody hard  work and I’m not sure my body likes it as much as I do (I have a new hernia and am having surgery to correct the new one and the existing one on May 7th) but I like the money. 

Anyway. I think the Plan is going well. The desire I have to be a funeral director is stronger than ever. I WILL do it one day. I am determined to.


About Xowie Brandt

Self-discovering, arty, luvvie, tattooed, pierced, vocal, fragile, shy (yes, shy!), determined, caring, loud, quiet, bookworm, filmaholic, music lover, lyric devourer, random, gigglemaniac, cider guzzler, name but a few things. I'm a writer, actress, model, photographer and singer and makeup lover. I try not to allow myself to be pigeon-holed into a box, much preferring to tear the required pieces from a multitude of boxes and create something vaguely box-shaped that I can call my own. I'm unique, just like everyone else.

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