Thursday, December 18, 2008
I just passed my first 2 weeks at my new workplace and must say I'm LOVING it! The people and the environment are all fantastic: positive, energetic, caring, respectful. I was fortunate enough to begin at a time where there were socials for the season so I've attended their dinner/dance, had a team luncheon and pot-luck luncheon. It's allowed me to see even more how wonderfully perfect this workplace is for me!
It's everything I was looking for and as I spoke to a friend... she said - when you're very clear on what you want that is what you get. So now I must apply this principle to other principles in my life.
1. I met a guy in the area, however, see that he does NOT line up with my new life and my vision for what I want. He more matches the old things I left behind. I believe this experience is a 'test' of my commitment to keep moving forward in a positive manner. He's very nice - as a friend, but simply not what I seek in a relationship. So I've been pulling back as I'm not quite sure how to tell him (although I did verbalize exactly what I was looking for in a partner and it doesn't match him - I still don't think he got the message). So I've distanced myself this week from him. If he contacts me, I will explain that I truly believe we can be friends, but that we can not be anything more and I need to distance myself as I think he was more attached than I was and probably hoping for more. I found myself doing things with him/for him that I promised I would NOT do again... so again - as I said I believe it's a test and I plan on winning (and keep moving forward).
2. Getting clear on my goals to get back to routine and in shape. 2009 promises to be a year with many events and I want to be in the best SHAPE of my life (mind, body and spirit)! I am going to go through the holidays and will look at getting back to routine after they pass. Mind you, I have been maintaining throughout these past few weeks so proud of that accomplishment.
I've been so exhausted with the new routine of working again, and the days are extra long as we have had to do some commuting/car pooling as the city's bus services are on strike causing a lot of headaches... However, in all of the challenges, I maintain my positive attitude. I recognize negative states when they enter my mind and shift them back to positive.
In window shopping... saw a book titled "Change your Mind, Change your Thoughts - Change YOUR LIFE!!" and I truly believe this philosophy as it's working for me.
Sorry I've been a bit out of touch ... looking forward to some holidays already (one of the great benefits of this workplace - off from Dec 25 returning only on January 5th). Will take some time to enjoy sight seeing with the girls in our new 'city' and quality time with friends and family.
I am blessed and very grateful for all that I have!