This weekend marks the beginning of my real estate classes. I plan to become a licensed realtor this fall, which involves me driving to Columbus (about 100 miles one way) every Saturday and Sunday for four weekends in a row, with a few weekday classes sprinkled in for good measure. Classes will be complete by the end of October, I can test and get my license in November. I am excited about all of this, but it's going to make for a very hectic schedule for a couple months when you factor in work and my gig as the high school asst. marching band director with football games and band contests.
Why does a supposedly sober and sane person do this to himself? Well, for starters, he doesn't earn enough money at his primary job (which he loves, by the way). So, he takes small teaching gigs for extra income and to feed his passion for helping youth, teaching and music. (not to mention that music education degree he earned) Once we get through the licensing phase, band will be done as well so, come November we'll experience some semblance of normalcy once again.
It's all just a matter of taking care of myself spiritually (pray, write get to AA meetings and Mass), eating right (doc says I need to lose weight, surprise!), and living one day at a time. God and I can do this!