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!!!