Monday, August 20, 2012

Checking in

Whew! It has been busy. I start my second semester of grad school, after a very good first semester. I have a few days to rest before it all starts again!

We bought a new car this weekend. We traded in David's Escape for a Honda CRV, and so far we love it! It's an SUV that feels like a luxury car. So enough big purchases for us right now. We're about to pay off some credit cards, and that will be a relief, too. Things feel like they're coming together! I start my new position on September 4th and I can hardly wait! I've been so unhappy in my current role, so the promotion is a welcome change!

Hope all my friends are well! Love to each of you!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Trying to Get Out of the Tornado

That's what it's like these days...a tornado.  I'm supposed to be writing a paper right now, but I can't seem to make it happen, so I am trying to get my writing juices flowing here first.  Finals are Tuesday and Wednesday this week...and I am so stressed!  I have almost made it through my first semester of grad school...and it's HARD!  But it's good.  I'm learning a lot.  And I have a lot to learn still.  But it's all good.  I do wish I had taken the summer off, but it is what it is at this point.  No rest for the weary!

Work is difficult right now.  I've been unhappy for quite some time, but I really need to power through.  I don't enjoy my job, and there is little that I leave feeling good about every day.  But I know I am working toward something much bigger than is truly a means to an end.  I have interviewed for another position within the company, and I think a new set of challenges will be good for me.  I'm not sure when I will hear, but I know if it's meant to be it will work out.  My interview was really good, and I have a lot of people praying for me on this.  I'm just going to keep putting one step in front of the other and placing my trust in God on this one.

I am lucky to have a strong support system.  I know I have been moody and stressed with all the school and work stuff, but I'm trying to take a deep breath!  After this week I'll have 12 days until the fall semester begins.  I wish I had more time, but I will be making the most of those 12 days...relaxing and reading for pleasure!

In other news, I have kept my 80 pounds off, but I've been at a plateau since the beginning of the year.  I started a clean eating plan today, and I am looking forward to feeling more energetic.  I think it will help me combat stress better, too.  I bought an organizer, and I'm going to start scheduling my workouts to ensure that I make more time for me to do some healthy things.  Sometimes when I feel worn down I just adopt some slug-like behaviors...not what I need!  So I am going to do better at scheduling exercise as my Me-Time.  I think that will really help!

I hope you are all well!  I am really going to try and do better about blogging.  It's therapeutic for me, and hopefully relatively interesting for you!  Hugs!