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This week I'm celebrating:
My New Job I'm not gonna lie, it's been a disconcerting week. I knew this job was going to be different- outpatient fee for service is a very different animal than what I'm used to. But I think I forgot to mentally prepare myself for the amount of waiting involved. I set up my office, got my pictures hung on the wall and my boxes unpacked, figured out how to do what was needed on the computer and then I waited. And waited... and waited... I don't think I ever realized how crazy one can drive oneself whilst sitting in an office with nothing to do.
I knew things would take a while to build up, but I didn't connect that with the reality of what it would look like until that happened. The good news? My co-workers have all been terribly reassuring and understanding, since they all went through it themselves. And thanks to the intakes this week and the referrals they are all making my schedule for next week is significantly busier. It'll be a while yet before I'm at full time, but I have hope that that time will come sooner rather than later.
And in the meantime, even with all the waiting there's still a lot to like about this job. I'm really digging my new co-workers- they're intelligent, capable and all super nice. I can see myself becoming friends- real friends- with them in the time. And my office building is a gorgeous space. And there's a lot of exciting stuff in the works so in time it should be great. So in the end I do have a lot to celebrate.
New Year, New Me I've got my black belt test coming up in June and I am woefully out of shape for it. Not to mention my first tournament competition is next week (eep!). Plus I put on some weight over the holidays (who didn't?) and I really need to lose it. All in all? Something's gotta give.
So I joined a gym. I signed up on Sunday and with all my mornings free I've managed to go every day since. The classes have been kicking my ass- I'm sore, I'm achey and I'm acutely aware of how out of shape I am. But I feel really good about it. Because if I stick with this? Not only will my black belt test be the best one yet and not only should I do well in tournaments but I might actually get the physique I've always dreamed about but never did anything to really obtain. I might get the confidence I've only ever dreamed of having. I might get, you know- get healthy.
I know it's easy to think all this the first week- the test of time will determine whether or not these dreams come true. But the first step is often the hardest and just getting to the gym and investing the money in going regularly has been huge- so that's real cause for celebration.
All in all, there's a lot of exciting stuff in the works and I'm hopeful that next week will bring even more cause for celebration.
What about you all? What are you celebrating this week?