Yay! I Made It To Saturday!!

This week’s post is brought to your courtesy of Monster Energy drinks, the fuel that keeps me going during the week.  In fact, I am drinking an Ultra Violet Monster right now, just for the extra caffeine high.  I know these are basically chemical cocktails, but I DON’T CARE!!!  Monster is my Go Juice.

Needless to say, this job + commute is very tiring.  I have to do everything I can to keep up my energy.  I eat a very boring, high-protein lunch to try to energize me, and I don’t take the full hour of lunch because I start to get tired.  I have to keep moving to keep up my momentum.  I basically go and go and go and then I get home every night and crash.  Then I get up in the morning and do it all over again.  I have a little more than a month of this left and then I guess I’ll move in with Mom and Dad (GIANT SIGH) and my commute will be reduced by about twenty to twenty five minutes which is a big difference.

I don’t know how I’ll handle living with Mom and Dad, but I don’t feel like I can move closer to the job without knowing if this contract will be extended beyond July.  I’m liking the job a little more and I feel like I could do it for awhile.  The people are really nice and that goes a long way.  I don’t know what to do about my IT Security aspirations.  It seems like there’s a very small chance that the City of Longmont will help me get an internship or on-the-job training (I got funding for that through the local Workforce Center) because they have done nothing so far, but I’m going to keep pursuing it.  I think I need more experience in Security and this might be the way to go.  IF they’ll get off their asses and help me.

Yesterday was my Dad’s 85th birthday and it’s kind of a miracle that he’s made it to 85.  He’s been so close to death so many times but he just keeps coming back!  So today we are going to have a big celebration.  I got my Dad a birthday card that’s sure to make him cry, it’s so sappy.  He will love it.  No gift, because I’m saving my pennies.  He’ll understand.

I am practicing gratitude on the way to work every morning, and I can spend just about the entire 40 minute drive going through everything I’m grateful for.  That’s pretty good.  So I’d say my outlook on life is good.  Even though this job and commute is really hard on me, it’s also good for me.  My mood is steady and I come across as a totally normal person!!!  It beats the HELL out of not working.  My brain is happy being stimulated and busy and productive.  So, YAY!  Life is good.  I hope you’re all doing well, let me know how you are in the Comments.  You KNOW I love to hear from you!!!  Peach out and have a great weekend!!!

6 thoughts on “Yay! I Made It To Saturday!!

  1. Oh, I’m soooooo glad to read this post! I continue to be proud as punch about you!!!! How great it is that the people at your work are nice (I completely understand how that goes a lonoooooog way – I’ve been in many jobs like that too!)

    I also relate to what you wrote about your Dad (Happy Belated Birthday!) as my father also had so many brushes with the Grim Reaper . It was so good to have him for some extra time, as harrowing as it was!

    I keep hearing A LOT of very positive things about practicing gratitude – and I just saw a gratitude-themed blog post pop up on the International Bipolar Foundation’s website you might want to read. Author Sasha Kildare has written a zillion articles for BP/Bipolar magazine and elsewhere, and you’ve inspired me to read her post even though I didn’t want to do it due to laziness etc! 😜

    http://ibpf.org/blog/surprising-benefits-keeping-gratitude-journal

    Sasha’s bio—it’s short but has her personal website on there:

    http://ibpf.org/blog/sasha-kildare

    Anyway, thinking of you, Ms Peachlicious!!!!

    Lots of love,
    Dy

  2. I had to move back with my parents when I was 41, after a really nasty break that landed me in the phosp for about 1 1/2 week. The Dr. thought I should have been there a lot longer, but insurance refused to pay. Anyway, it was sort of humbling and we didn’t always get along perfectly, but I’m so glad that they were there for me. I hope your job goes well, it sounds good from what I see. Cutting the commute will help, back in the’80s, I spent 5 years with that sort of drive. It was so great when I could move into a place that was only 10 minutes from work. I’m glad you are going to cut that back…

  3. What a great post. I think it sounds like you’re doing amazing and good things are coming because you’re trying so hard, willing to make sacrifices to keep moving in the right direction and being grateful. Positive forward momentum is where the magic happens. Congrats!!!

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