Friday, March 01, 2013
I had a great week at work! So great, in fact, that I agreed to work an extra shift after my three regularly scheduled shifts. So I've been pretty tired and unable to keep up with Spark as much as usual. Sorry about my absence!
I cannot even tell you how much I love my job! I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be in my life right now. I'm so very thankful for the peace and happiness that I am experiencing. Here is a meditation that I wrote on the board on my unit and shared/discussed with my patients this week...
My eating habits have become well known and much discussed at my new job! From what I can gather, my co-workers are unaccustomed to anyone eating anything that does not come from a bag or a fast food restaurant! I get a lot of comments and many discussions have transpired over my fruit, fish, and chopped vegetables! It was uncomfortable at first, only because I sensed how uncomfortable my healthy habits were making everyone else feel. But I've been generous to share my food, and very careful about not appearing elitist about my habits vs their habits. And now everyone seems to be following suit and have started bringing in some healthier food! How exciting! Also, last night I had made an extra salad for a nurse I was working with (she had asked me to the night before) and she loved it! This makes me so happy:-) I've even noticed that one of the other nurses who made some very negative passive-aggressive comments about my eating habits has even shown a slight interest in eating more healthy.
All in all, I'm in a very good place right now! One thing I have to monitor is my snack intake at work. Unfortunately, they've been delivering way too many delicious snacks to our kitchen and it's just so easy and free to walk in there and grab whatever I want. I'm up a few lbs on the scale right now because of that. This weekend I'm going to go hiking with my dogs and my daughters, and I'm also going to figure out a game plan for next week.
Thanks for all of your encouragement and support!