I think I thrived well under some adverse conditions!
Work thriving – there has been some growth in work-related activity. Client level is moving up. Its not optimal but it’s heading in the right direction so I would like to continue to practice patience on this front.
Self Care- my shoulder reached critical levels at the end of Nov and I booked a massage to work out the knot and get full mobility. I kept up on the yoga, and tried my best to get sleep, vitamins, and good food under tough circumstances. I think this went well.
In Christmas prep, we have a tree with a nativity scene and a present. I made pumpkin bread, have listened to many xmas carols, and have started some shopping. 3 months ago
celebrating the small things. 3 months ago
some pens and notepads to the kitchen (our apt is small so every room is overkill) but I never thought of a little kit. I think its a great idea particularly in this season of xmas cards! 3 months ago
Thank you 43ters for your support :)
I’m in a state of furious defense prep. I was definitely nervous enough the other night to have sleep issues and work has gone down again, which is worrisome but gives me more time to prepare. Double edged sword.Also, snow is pending and I will have to drive far for the defense so hoping for decent weather. Also, passing the defense will mean a discussion with work about a raise. I’m dreading this. I hate discussing money and my value as an employee when the environment is so new.
Been trying to stay balanced and caring during this time
-Attended my annual physical
-1 session of yoga but resting from gym due to sore knee
-Bought more iron pills and will get back on that
-Booked a massage for the day after the defense (wish I could get it before but no time) 3 months ago
Date set for Dec 2nd.
Finished the defense presentation slides. Now I’m re-reading back ground articles from the intro.
-Get copy of thesis printed
-Make notes on questions supervisor thinks will be asked.
Update: Double ugh. Amount of information is ridiculous. Supervisor is sending overwhelming amounts of information to look over. Going to do my best. 3 months ago
My defense is officially set for Dec 2nd. Im scared and happy and a bit of everything. (!!!!!)
Work has been looking up. My Monday is now full for next week and my Thursday is partially full. I’m working on a system to handle client notes and billing.
Self-care – 1 yoga and 1 gym visit, lots of sleep, almost finished my antibiotics (yay!)and working on snacking on fruit and yogurt, decent eating.
Tomorrow, will try to concentrate enough to work on the defense presentation. 3 months ago
was the most helpful for me since I live in Canada and not all the brands are the same. The chicken picatta and black bean quinoa tacos are the best so far. 3 months ago
it can be very hard to set boundaries, esp when there is a push for the hard sell. Its so uncomfortable. Way to go! 3 months ago
her being a character!. One of my fave parts is her fabulous exit on water! Also, since it a discrete joke when I had to do a case study for a conference I named my annoymous person Mr. F! lol 3 months ago
that windstorm was so terrible for sleep. I’m going to try to recoup tonight. 3 months ago
Eat this not that – helped ID brands with particularly poor ingredients. The website www.budgetbytes.com is still really helping with making more natural/unprocessed choices. 3 months ago
and our house is decorated in a thoughtful simple way. Happy with the results :) 3 months ago
the banana stand make me want frozen bananas. Love this show, esp. the bit where charlize theron guests :) 3 months ago
Work – Got assigned an assessment to the end of the week, which added 1.5 more hours of paid work and 5 hours to the next week for report writing. I need more of those!
Brainstorming ways to get my name out in the community, im thinking writing some accessible articles on the net would be good so my name gets out there when people google…its a possibility….
Self Care -3 more gym visits and a visit to the dr, where they confirmed an infection that required antibiotics. Sigh. I was hoping to go antibiotic-free this year but alas needed. However, i did wait and not accept them until a bacterial infection was confirmed.
In other good news the house is decorated for xmas and it was done on a budget but looks pretty good if I do say so myself :) 3 months ago
not to meet a writing goal as long as you’re writing. Balance is important. Hugs. 3 months ago
Since family always ask, I’m trying to keep a list of things we need, b/c often there are things needed but when ppl ask, what do you want only frivolous things come to mind….
-a quiet humidifier
-a laundry hamper (cloth kind)
-a large toolbox
-a watch (for me)
-Q size flannel sheets (almost all no longer fit due to new bed)
-exercise clothes for both of us
Ma – pass for zumba classes
Nix – Special brunch out and dre beats earbuds
N – copy of love actually and tea mug
Dave – Xmas lunch date
Adz and the boys
The in-laws – Lunch date
TI & AW
SI & Ah 3 months ago
I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear back! 3 months ago
a small christmas tree for the living room. A perfect size for our new place and in keeping with minimalist leanings.Soon I have to go digging for the nativity scene. 3 months ago
Work – this week only got 4hrs of work and I have completed them so now feeling like, now what?? I feel like a drain on our income and not bringing contributing in a productive way. It makes me feel sad and frustrated. Not sure how to feel productive in this state and maintain my patience?
Self Care – yoga and workouts and a great time attending a baptism. Still struggling to keep connected and not let my money worries bog me down. 3 months ago
what did you think of manuscript found in accra? 4 months ago
Thanks Rose! One of committee members went MIA but was recently found and a tentative doodle poll went out on dates. Getting nervous :) 4 months ago
Work – I had a meeting and requested more clients. I was told that it will take about 1.5 months to go up to a full caseload. EI knows the deal and will be weaning me off accordingly. Just found 1 more new person in the schedule so if all goes well that will bring me to 5 but i must practice patience
Self Care – yoga class with good intention.
-Finished my story and submitted it to a publisher (see write a story goal)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(I will hear within 3 months what they think – every finger is crossed)
-Completed dr. paperwork
-went to new social club, even though i was the youngest there everyone was very nice. It was tough to go, I hate being new and not knowing anyone but I’m determined to try new things.
-Helped Mr. D. clean out the in-laws basement as we promised many moons ago. Satisfying. 4 months ago
After some more procrastination I edited the other half, wrote a synopsis and query letter and completed the super secret portion of this goal. I submitted the story to a publisher taking un-agented material from new authors. I tried to follow the guidelines and will hear within 3 months about the the outcome. I’m all nervous and excited. Regardless of the outcome, I consider this goal accomplished and I’m feeling pretty proud. The first story I have finished since grade school. 4 months ago
did you come up with any ideas for the pens/pencils? Also, I second the attractiveness of goodwill. I always seem to pick something up when I wander in to “browse” 4 months ago
So far I’ve done a few things
-Started work and received first pay cheque. I get paid monthly so I snuck in at the fringe of Oct. Getting paid monthly is new so I must adjust and account for that.
-Balanced our budget with Mr. D.
-Created lists to keep clients organized at work
-Registered to attend community event to try and meet people
-Attended my first Diwali
-Made it to 2x yoga and 1 gym visit last week – so far 1 gym visit this week.
-Had dinner with the parents
Self Care – lots of sleep, reclaimed missing nail cream, ate well (actually had no refined sugar/coffee today – a miracle!)
Imp self-care to do: fill out dr. paperwork to get registered with new family dr. 4 months ago
So for this month, with the idea of thriving, my thought was: what areas of my life need a little growth? My response: everything! But givent that that response was too intimidating I want to narrow my focus a little to:
-thriving on the work front – getting more clients and growing my hours so that Im making enough to get off EI and feel comfortable financially (in preparation for xmas)
-thriving on the health front – I’ve mostly recovered from my illnes in Oct but I would like to be as healthy as I’m able as we head into Dec which though its fun can be rushy and stressy
-bonus thriving – start to sneak in xmas related activities (I know its early but Ive had a strange yearning for xmas carols!) 4 months ago
Semi successful at my goals but given the rough middle of month illness…not too shabby!
-Desktop material saved, desktop cleaned and taken in for disposal
-No hikes or painting
-Worked on my story but not yet done. However, made significant progress.
-Had a one day off with Mr. D where we saw a play in Stratford until I got sick
-Had many pumpkin lattes and pumpkin slices and biscotti but I would love some last pumpkin before the season gets replaced by xmas
-Had good/honest convos with Mr. D, hosted our first family get-together, had honest talks with friends.
hoping to forge bravely into November 4 months ago