Even though I woke up so optimistic, at 9:41 pm I find myself struggling. I have had several punches to the nose today and I’m emotionally struggling. How do you handle it when you’re struggling to keep your head above water? Surely tomorrow will be better.
I was supposed to have had a date this Saturday night with the new guy. Supposed to being the important words in that last statement. He fell ill, and did not want to get me sick, so he called it off. Now, even in my old age, my ego is fragile. The slightest hiccup inContinue reading “Surviving vs. Thriving”
The burnout is real My heart feels empty right now I need peace and love Let me explain this haiku. After being in social services for as long as I have, I am feeling the burnout right now. This is the first time in my career that I have started looking for employment outside ofContinue reading “Monday Haiku”
I have gone almost two months without smoking. I am extremely proud of myself for going this long. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I used the patches to help me quit and I am almost finished with them. The first time I quit, about ten years ago, I had so much support fromContinue reading “Overcoming the cravings”
Today I got a phone call from a colleague with some questions. Totally normal. During the conversation we began talking about taking work phone calls on the weekends, after work hours, and on vacation days. Previous jobs had me on the phone, in the office, and in the field at all hours. This current jobContinue reading “Midday Motivation”