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Going through Big Changes

23 Jul

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately and haven’t felt like blogging much. I don’t like for blogging to feel like a chore, and, unfortunately, it has felt that way recently. I don’t know why, but it has. I am hoping that it becomes my happy place again soon because I really need one of those right about now. It’s not that I’m unhappy; things are going well, very well. Things are just a little stressful, and new things are on the horizon. I am starting a new job in a couple of weeks, and I am having a hard time dealing with the transition period. I wasn’t seeking out a new job, so it kind of caught me off guard, and I wasn’t prepared to make this transition so suddenly. It is a great opportunity though, something I really couldn’t pass up. It is at a smaller lab here in San Diego. There’s room for growth, and it’s a step up from the position I have at my current job. It is bittersweet though because I’ve been with my current company for 6 years now. I was one of the first few people in my department, and I’ve been through so much with the company and my coworkers. I will miss my coworkers a lot, but I have built lasting relationships with many of them, and I know we will keep in touch. It will be weird to be the “new girl” again because it’s been so long since I have been in those shoes.

I have been experiencing many different emotions related to this new adventure I am about to begin: anxiety, fear, excitement, pride, sadness, guilt, relief. So so many things! This next couple of weeks will be tough because I am filled with anxiety as I anticipate my first day at my new job. I am anticipating what the day-to-day duties and stress level will be like. I am worrying about how my new coworkers will be. Will they be friendly and fun to be around or will I not like them at all? There are so many unknowns as I step into this new endeavor. It’s hard to close such a big chapter in my life, but I’m excited to see what the next one has to offer.

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So, that’s a little update about what’s going on with me lately. What’s new in your life? Have you had to go through a big change like this before? How did you adjust?

Thanks for your support!


Just Breathe…

13 May

I wish I had more free time lately. I have what feels like a million posts that I’d like to write running through my head. I just don’t have the time to write them all. It is hard to juggle everything sometimes. I am still putting a lot of my time towards my new site design and working on the functionality of it. And, of course I’m still working my 8 to 5. I am a little overwhelmed with all of the things going on over the next few weeks, but they are all exciting things, so I am trying not to stress too much. I’ve got Little Mr.’s birthday party decorations to make, I have a mini vacay planned with the family for Memorial Day, and I am going to Vegas in June for a conference for my job. The Vegas trip is really causing me some stress because I am giving a presentation in front of hundreds of people. EEK!! And, I have to be away from my boys for three nights. It will be my first time away from my son. I’m getting sad just thinking about it.

I know I will find the time to get everything done; it’s just difficult sometimes to not freak out in these hectic moments. I haven’t worked out in about a week either, so that is not helping my stress level. I’ve got to do something active tomorrow! It always makes me feel better and helps me relax. Right now, I just need to breeeaaathe…


What do you do to help yourself relax when your life gets a little crazy?


No Work Friday!

22 Feb

Today was a busy day for us. I took the day off, and I’m so glad I did because I’ve been under a lot of stress at work lately.Β This morning I went to yoga. It was a hot yoga class, and it felt so good. My whole body got a great stretch, and I sweated out the two gluten-free beers I had last night. I have cut way back on my alcohol consumption and feel so good. I went from drinking every weekend to once or twice per month. Last night was one of those times that I decided to indulge a bit. I felt like rewarding myself for a long, stressful week at work (even though I only worked 4 days!). This was my first time trying gluten-free beer, and I must say, I was surprisingly impressed. This is the kind I tried…

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It was kind of pricey, about 8 bucks for a 4-pack, but it’s worth it since it doesn’t take me much to get a little buzz these days. πŸ˜‰

After yoga, I came home, showered, and went grocery shopping with my boys. Woo hoo! Not! Still better than work though; that’s for sure! After shopping, we had a contractor come out to give us an estimate on remodeling our kitchen. I am looking forward to this and freaking out about it all at the same time. We have wanted to re-do our kitchen since we moved in over two years ago. We are now in a position where we can afford to do it. It’s exciting and scary at the same time; exciting because I cannot wait to get rid of our 1980’s style cabinets and counter-tops, and scary because it involves having strangers in our home every day for two weeks, and it costs a lot of money. I will write a post with some before and after pictures included once the process starts within the next couple of months. πŸ™‚ After we had our consultation with the contractor, we met my hubby’s dad and his wife for dinner at our favorite Thai/sushi restaurant, and I enjoyed my favorite soup (Tom Kha Gai) and a Philadelphia roll.

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We took Little Mr. with us again, and he was the best boy ever! I hope his good behavior continues, but I won’t get my hopes up. He’s only 9 months old. πŸ˜‰ We will see how he acts when he’s 2! Tomorrow will probably be a busy day as well, but maybe I’ll be able to squeeze in a nap. Wouldn’t that be nice?!

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