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Mind All Over the Place, and Charleston Weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2013

First, the fun stuff: Charleston!
My BFF and I got the travel bug during winter (I'm sure a lot of people did!) and planned a trip to Charleston during her spring break (perk of being a teacher...). Charleston is known for two main things- food and history. I plan to partake in both. I am definitely worried about blurring the line between "indulging" and "over-indulging." We are bringing a lot of our own food with us to cut down on spending (both $$ and calories...).
Our hotel is smack dab in the middle of everything, so we will walk pretty much everywhere while we are there. I've also told her that I need to run on at least 2 mornings while we are there. I'm bringing my computer, so I can track food and also so I can do some workout videos.

Mind all over the place:
I've started the lovely process of looking for a new job. The best time to find a new job is while you have a new job, right? The prospect of having a new job is making me hate my current job even more. I have hopped onto the emotional roller coaster that is "omg this job sounds perfect for me," coupled with the disappointment of not hearing anything back. There is a company interested in me (interview next week), but the position involves 1/2 what I want to do (environmental) and 1/2 what I am currently doing (airfield noise). I'm trying to balance what I want right now versus what I want in 5 years. In 5 years, I don't think I will want to be in the new job either because of the airfield noise aspect. I don't want to be in this same boat in 5 years where I'm not satisfied.

edited: I should also add that the potential job is through the tunnel in VA Beach, so I would have to move or deal with a 1-2hour commute each way. (If you've ever drive to OBX, you know which traffic I'm talking about)

I'm also starting to not like running. It's getting to be more of a chore than a choice. I'm not sure if this stems from my having a training schedule or what. I like the long runs because I'm setting PRs every weekend, but I have to force myself to do the weekday training runs though. I'm usually thinking about trimming off some miles during my weekday runs because I'm just not into it (like yesterday). I also run in the same 4 places, so that may be part of the problem. There's not much I can do about that, though.

I've been doing more yoga lately hoping to wrangle my sleep schedule and combat the stress/anxiety of the job hunt. I really like yoga and I think it has made a big difference in my running too in terms of less soreness and better flexibility. Once I get my life to where I want it (does anyone actually achieve that?), I'd like to join a new gym that offers classes.


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BAMEIBOO 3/27/2013 10:39AM

    Life is a roller coaster and its all about whether you enjoy the ride or not! I hope you make the job choice that will make you happy!

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CLPURNELL 3/22/2013 4:08AM

    Hope you have a great time in Charleston!! Enjoy yourself and have a blast!!

Hope the job search goes well and you find something you really like!

To answer your question does anybody get where they want to be... I would say yes :) You just have to be daring enough to leap for it!

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YOJULEZ 3/21/2013 11:42AM

    I've been on that job rollercoaster. I think it helps to think about what you don't like about your current job... is it the actual work or is it the people, the company, etc. If it's more about who you work with and/or the company and less about the actual work, then a switch to a new job where you're doing similar work may not be such a bad idea. Plus, the new job at least includes half of what you want to be doing. Also remember, nothing is permanent, you don't have to stay at ANY job for the rest of your life. In fact, that's not the norm anymore, most people move around after 3-5 years. I know in my SO's industry (IT), it was considered unusual that he was at his last job for 5 years. At the new one, you would at least be getting some experience in the field of what you want to be doing, which will later help you find a job that's exactly what you want to do.

And, have fun in Charleston :) I've found on vacations where I'm moving around a lot I don't gain any weight, even if my eating hasn't been all that great.

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