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Wrought With Drama


Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm trying really hard not to be a drama queen but here I am venting to you all.

My weight is still about 5 lbs up but I just finished with TOM, so I'm cutting myself some slack.

I love my job, but it's been really stressful lately. The work is fabulous, the patients are magnificent, but the staff is difficult to deal with. I noticed this years ago when I first fell in love with Psych Nursing- it's just an occupational hazard that the stress and drama of the job rubs off on the staff. I'm trying really hard to take good care of myself emotionally and physically so I'm not sucked into all of the worldly problems of my co-workers, but it's wearing on me. I guess I'm just going to have to pick up less overtime and be sure to take good care of myself. I think maybe getting on day shift will help when (and if) that happens.

My husband also started a new job with an office in San Antonio which is 4 hours away. This adds extra pressure because I have to deal with babysitting and worrying over the kids in addition to working (he's out of town about 3 days per week). I suppose this is just part of being a working mother, so I'm just going to try to count my blessings and not complain. I wanted this job SO BADLY! But like I said... I'm venting here.

I have no idea when things are going to calm down. But anyway... I'll post some good news too.

~ I planted a Japanese Maple yesterday (one of my favorite trees!). Also I have a baby pomegranate on my pomegranate tree and some baby lemons on my lemon tree. I've thought about planting an avocado tree but something tells me that's just not very wise.

~ I'm doing a 5K for the NAMI (national alliance on mental health) next Saturday

~ I'm through with confirmations classes with my new church. As of tomorrow I'll be an official, full-fledged, bona-fide, card-carrying Episcopalian!!!
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MYWALK2FITNESS 4/28/2013 6:23PM

    We all face trials and tribulation; pray for endurance and you will get through this! :) try to inject some positive spiritual thoughts before you go into work and do some meditation :) this really helps me get through my day!

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/28/2013 2:07PM

    Sorry about the stress but also really glad you have so many positives to celebrate. emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 4/28/2013 8:07AM

    Despite the chaos of the last month, you now have the 5k to focus on. A new inspiration to help you stay focused and back on track.

You WILL get through this tough time!

Congrats on the confirmation classes! Despite this rough patch, you've made a lot of positive choices and changes.

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/28/2013 12:32AM

    If you've gotta vent, this is the place to do it!

Bu the way, love the new profile pic. DH is doing better at getting you with a smile (of course the puppies helped).

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EILEEN828 4/27/2013 5:59PM

    Everyone goes through phases of extra stress. Usually that is all they are, a phase. So hang in there it should get better. Looks like you've been doing things that give you joy and that is especially important now. Don't forget to let things you can't really change, like other people, just go along their own merry way. Don't let yourself take on their stresses because you already have a full plate, besides they want to be in charge of themselves anyway. Have a cup of tea on me and kick up your feet and get some relaxation. emoticon

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SUSIQZER 4/27/2013 5:22PM

    I'm sorry that things have been so crazy for you! I hope everything calms down soon!!

Congrats on your upcoming race, your confirmation, and the gardening... all awesome ways to beat stress!!



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MYRTROSE 4/27/2013 4:58PM

    You have a tremendous amount on your plate and you're handling it like a pro.
This is the perfect place to vent!
I hope you get your day shift soon. In the meantime, make sure you take a few minutes every day to decompress. Ignore what you can, placate what you can't, and focus on what you enjoy!

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GLUECIPHER 4/27/2013 3:32PM

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CHRISTINASP 4/27/2013 2:42PM

    Congrats on the good news!

I am sure your stress will diminish considerably if you work day shifts. You may feel much better, more stable and more able to shrug things off then.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/27/2013 2:14PM

    This too shall pass....

Try to practice appreciating the most difficult people on the staff.

I've found that people find it really, really hard to be jerks when I find one thing to compliment them on or say something nice about. IN fact, the meaner they are, the more I make it my mission to "break them down" and soften them up. It can become a real challenge sometimes!!!

It does not have to be about their personality.....even if it is only mentioning something nice about what they are wearing, or something they did yesterday that seemed nice, it really, really goes a long way toward breaking down the "crazy" in people....

By the by...it also works on me when I'm heading into the "crazy" zone. I find one thing nice to appreciate about myself...for just a minute or two...and poof. Less crazy me and more nice, "normal" me....

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NEPTUNE1939 4/27/2013 2:11PM

    Your weight will fluctuate daily - a 5 pound spread is pretty normal for a lot of people. I regularly fluctuate between 173 & 176. I'm currently below 11% body fat and in your photo it looks as if your body fat percentage is well within the healthy range. Have a great workout, Earl emoticon

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SYSMJP 4/27/2013 2:09PM

    Try reading 'The Daily Love'.

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BROOKLYNGAL53 4/27/2013 2:06PM

  I know how you feel, I work with Alzheimer's patient and sometimes I feel the staff is getting worse than the patients. I know when a day is very rough I seem to get very hungry. I am at least this week just trying to maintain my weight. Just hang in there it gets better and so will you!

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