Ok, so I just finished reading all the AMAZING comments you guys left on last Friday’s post…
My heart is truly warmed through and through!
I cannot thank you enough for the commiseration, suggestions, and new perspectives.
THIS really is what blogging is all about.
I love you guys SO much!
And guess what!
Over the last week, there HAVE been a few changes and I can definitely feel the impact they’ve made even in such a short time.
Like “checking out” for a few hours and walking around downtown with BB glued to my camera…
FINALLY finding my groove at the gym…
I’ve mixed it up a LOT…different times, different workouts, different music…and it’s all helping! In fact, yesterday, as I left from work, I was actually excited to get to the gym.
You like that stank face, don’t you?
Just do me a favor and in your best Austin Powers voice say…”Grr baby!” 😉
And last but CERTAINLY not least, just enjoying life!
A life full of “skinny cocktail” tasting, nail painting, dollar store alphabet magnets, cookie topped yogurts, delicious meals out with BB, loving on kiddie foods (you’ve GOT to try these Buddy Fruits…so good!), stress-relieveing Crayola sessions, crisp morning juices, foodie pen pal shopping, book reading, and tv watching….
You know, just to name a few! 😉
Oh, but there’s still one more thing…
I’ve realized that a lot of my stress lately has been work related. When I found out that one of our night shift techs was looking to retire, I started doing some thinking and I think I’ve decided to take the shift.
Sunday – Wednesday 8pm-6:30AM!
I know, right?!
Luckily, since the position is not officially posted, but we still need someone to cover, I will be able to take over and “try on” the shift until a final decision is made.
I’ve worked graveyard shifts before and I know that there WILL most definitely be times where I feel like an extra from Night of the Living Dead, but I think that the decreased stress of the evening shift along with having more days off (advantage of working four 10 hour shifts) will be good for me.
But ask me how I feel after Wednesday of next week to know for sure! 😉
When’s the last time you “checked out” and what did you do?
Any big plans for the weekend? Do tell!
I work on Sunday but I’m off tomorrow. So far my only plan is to do nothing. And I’m hoping it stays that way. 🙂
Sometimes those are the BEST plans…especially when you’ve had one of those weeks that just feels like it’s been GO GO GO!
I’m glad you’ve started feeling like your old self again! Your afternoon of checking out looks like fun – I love just walking around and exploring cities.
Ahh you’re brave for trying out the night shift. I couldn’t imagine ever being able to do that! My body cannot adjust to sleeping at new times. 😛 I hope it goes well for you!
My plans for the weekend involve going out to dinner for my dad’s birthday, working, and doing a big brunch with my extended family for father’s day. Hope you have a good one too!
Thank you Chelsea! Ahh, I had SO much fun that day! It’s funny how many things “pop” out at you when you take the time to just be! I’m actually about doing that more often and making up some kind of city art collection that I can frame and put up around the house! 🙂
Yay, glad you are feeling better, gorgeous girl 🙂
Good luck on that night shift!
Thank you so much Lou!
Glad to hear life is going more smoothly again. I think no matter where you are in life – no matter how blessed and lucky you are – life can get tough. I’m there right now. On the surface everything is beautiful, but deep down I have doubts and concerns and worries and I have checked out … of blog-writing. It’s been a month since I’ve written a post and I’m sad about it. But, I haven’t had the motivation to write. It’s on my mind, but I just can’t get myself to do it. And I keep telling myself, “It’s okay.” The world will go on without up-to-date posts by the All-American Vegetarian 🙂 My family and my sanity come first.
Girl, that is SO true! I feel the exact same way sometimes…like I want to write, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. The best thing to do when that happens IS to just “check out” for a bit. Like you said, the world will go on without our ramblings. Plus, nobody wants to read something that feels forced. The point is to take care of YOU…because without the All-American Vegetarian, you’re blog would just be DOT blogspot DOT com! 😉
I am loving your collage of pictures in your posts. How the heck do you do that??
Picasa from Google…best part about it? It’s FREE!! 😀
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