Friday, January 17, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things- January 17th

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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?

23 comments:

  1. I'm glad the new job is going so well. Just think--a few months from now, when you're buried in work, you'll long for the days of extra time :)

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  2. I'm relieved to read that the demanding element was making you wait! I was afraid you'd run into something gruesome on your opening day. I hope you break the job in well.

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  3. Some postive changes all around. The job and your co-workers sound great.

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  4. Glad your new job is going well, hope it picks up next week! I joined a gym last week, went once and then promptly got ill. Hopefully I'll be able to go tomorrow, now that I'm feeling a little better.

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  5. That's the spirit, Bev! Keep at it - you can do it! :)

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  6. Just give the job time. You will soon be very busy.
    Good stuff on joining the gym.

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  7. How exciting - you've got a lot going on and it all sounds wonderful! Congratulations!

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  8. New jobs can be challenging. I'm glad you have supportive co-workers to help you through the early stages.

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  9. Great job joining a gym and actually going!!

    glad you're settling in to your new job.

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  10. Seems like you are looking at things in the right way, it sounds like the job will be everything you hope very soon. Well done on the gym trips too.

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  11. I'm glad you're adjusting to your new schedule and things are picking up at work. That's great your coworkers are so supportive. :)

    Have fun at the gym! ^_^ Sounds like your year is getting off to a great start!

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  12. Three weeks to form a habit - just keep going to the gym!

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  13. Very proud of you for joining the gym, Beverly. Your black belt test will be amazing and you'll be so prepared. Next week will be much better in your new job as well. So nice to hear your co-workers have been so friendly and encouraging. Happy weekend.

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  14. Go you for joining the gym. & New Jobs always take time to settle in. You'll soon feel like you've always been there!

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  15. Give the job some time Beverly, it will be good. I am not celebrating much this week.

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  16. Wishing all your goals and aims are fulfilled soon! All the best!

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  17. It won't take long before you'll feel really comfortable in your job. :)

    A black belt in karate - how cool!

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  18. glad to read you are finding the good things in your job and good luck getting in shape for a comp next week. It's all very exciting.

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  19. Black belt test! How exciting. I'm glad your new job is going well.

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  20. I hope you did have tons to celebrate this past week and I hope you aced the tournament competition! :)

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  21. It sounds like a super start to 2014!
    You're such a spirited, go-getter... I know you'll be fine!
    Writer In Transit

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  23. Wow black belt testing? Tournament competition? Seriously awesome! I could never, ever do something like that. Best of luck on that! And I hope your schedule next week for work keeps you from going crazy :)

    Kim

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