Monday, August 29, 2011
Last week, some of you may have noticed that I was here, but not myself. I read blogs, I kept up with message boards, but I wasn't as talkative (or blog-ative, hehe) as normal. I could sit here and apologize for it, but I won't. I needed it.
Last week, I was stressed to the max about work and trying to figure everything out that is going on. In addition, we were meeting with my uncle to finalize my grandma's estate (she will be gone two years in September). It was a busy and stressful week, and I will NOT apologize for keeping my little part of SP drama-free.
To summarize, I work in a satellite branch which has a showroom that needs to be staffed during certain hours for customers. There are only two of us that work in this office, and we have to cover all the open hours on our own. Well, last week, management decided to let my coworker go. It was really stressful and there have been a lot of switch-a-roos that have had to take place to make it happen. This includes my schedule.
I admit it, I had it nice. I worked my long day on Monday from 8:45-6 but that allowed me to work an easy 8:45-4:15 the rest of the week. I really was lucky. Now? Not so much. My new schedule is a little crazy. I am adding more evening shifts (til 6) and one or two Saturdays (9-4) per month.
This is going to effect my whole family and such because we carpool and by the time we get home on Monday, it is 7pm and then to cook dinner and get my little one in bed by 8pm is a struggle. Who wants to go to bed within the hour she gets home? No one!
So I am a little stressed about that, but I did find the silver lining. On the days I have off, I will have ME time. Time to eat clean, prepare clean meals, and workout on my own time - and ALL DAY if I want to! My little one will be at school and Nicole will be at work. I will have a day to be healthy and not have to sit at a desk!
Same thing goes for some shorter days - I will drop the girls off then have time to go to a park and jog, or stop by my mom's place (she lives 10 minutes from work vs. the 40 minutes that I live from work) and use her treadmill or walk her dogs while she is gone at work.
I am going to make this change a positive one for me and my life. I will do everything it takes to stay positive, breathe when I am stressed (especially on the day that I am scheduled 8am-7pm at the end of the month next month!!) and pre-plan healthy food choices for work and at home!