Getting My Groove Back
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time sure does fly! I am 3 months into a new job that everyday feels more & more like a career rather than a job. I'm in a supervisory role & feel like a valuable asset to the organization. The pay & benefits are better than I have ever received. Due to the inevitable depature of an employee (I just mean when new management comes in & has to implement change there's almost always a loss) I have been working varied shifts. I've also been putting in a lot of additional hours to get us ready for all the changes we would be implementing as of today! While we still have a ways to go, there is better structure in place now. I feel like my schedule will settle down & I will be able to focus on myself more. Even if my schedule doesn't settle down, each day I become more comfortable & prioritize my life better. I am in such a better place & I am ready for my wellbeing efforts to follow.
I have missed out on some things socially but I've also gotten out & made connection when I know I really needed it. Exercise & healthy eating have completely fallen by the wayside, but I am craving them now so I know they won't be difficult to prioritize again. I went for a 3mile wog Thanksgiving morning & it really made me realize how much I miss being active. I am just barely keeping up on my shows, lol. Nothing has been groundbreaking or earth shattering...well aside from the season premiere of The Walking Dead. I've read 2 books. 1 a bio on President Garfield & 1 a nior detective fiction. The latter was better. The Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry, pick it up if you're into cleverness, the movie Inception, & rainy days.
I get to use the cardio equipment at work which I plan to begin doing next week. I am also making it a habit to do a brief flexibility sequence every morning & every evening this month. I'm going to do 1 as soon as I finish this blog! I am craving healthy foods so badly I can't wait to go shopping this weekend, which I actually have time to do!
I have an hour commute round trip which to you city folk may not sound like much, but it's quite a change for me. I have been listening to podcasts (My Favorite Murder, The Dollop, & West Wing Weekly, Serial) & just got in an audio book to start.
My Christmas shopping is also nearly done! I am just really looking forward to this month. Things have been crazy, but I am in a much better space mentally & emotionally than I have been in a very long time.
Also I'm thinking I should put this app back on my phone so I will be better about touching base with everyone :)