Staying positive and keeping Sparking!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Yesterday was alright. I had ridden my bike to work for the second day in a row. The weather here is weird…and not like it was back home. When I wake-up and see grey sky and a large chance of thunderstorm, I think it’s not a good idea to ride my bike. However, I am learning that here that doesn’t mean much. And two days in a row I’ve been right about that. Yesterday it rained some in the middle of the day, but not during the time I was commuting. So I guess I will just keep riding my bike for the rest of the summer unless it is actually storming in that moment.
The other thing I have been making an effort to do since I got back from vacation is a bit hard to explain. See, at my job, I make my own hours. Others like to come in at the middle of the day and stay late. Personally, I like to come in the morning and leave in time to do something at night. After getting back from vacation I decided that as much as possible, I am going to focus on working this like it’s a 9 to 5 job. Yesterday I got here by 9:50 a.m., but I was still the first person here. I hadn’t slept well the night before, so it was difficult getting up and getting going. Today, I rolled in at 9:15. Hopefully tomorrow I can get myself here and ready to work by 9 a.m. Yesterday was a big improvement for me though…I decided that unless I am in the middle of something at work and it cannot be left until the next morning, I am leaving at 5. Routines are very important. If I can at least get my work schedule into a routine, I think it will help my health and my overall life and social life.
Last night was my first softball game for a couple of weeks. Two weeks ago was rained out, and last week I was on vacation. I never had the opportunity to play softball when I was a child, so I’ve loved being on my church’s team. It’s a great, no pressure way to have some fellowship and for me to learn how to play the sport without people being overly competitive. I really enjoy my team and have a lot of fun with them. I’ve been playing catcher, which is some work but not extreme since I’m not allowed to actually get very close to the batter. Most games it consists of me letting the ball drop and throwing it back to the pitcher. Occasionally there is a play at the plate. However, my batting has been coming along after my boyfriend took me to the batting cages about a month ago to help coach me. Yesterday I hit the ball at every at bat. I only took one swing where I didn’t make contact. It’s exciting to see the progress I have made. Now if I can start learning how to pull the ball and hit it out of the infield, ha. I have had a few base hits, but nothing more than a single.
Today I again rode my bike to work (three days in a row!!!). It’s perfect weather out…slightly cool…so I’m excited to run tonight. After running I am going out to have pho, yay! I really enjoy pho, and I have found I can stay on the plan/healthy lifestyle when I have pho for dinner. It’s one thing I know I can actually eat out.
Work so far hasn’t been great, but it hasn’t been horrible. It’s one of those days where I really just wanna say, “I’m sorry, but no one explained that to me. And if I don’t know, I can’t do it.” But I’m hanging in there. Hopefully I leave here today with a since of accomplishment. But, I am leaving at 5 no matter what…and I have a nice run and nice dinner planned out. So even if work sucks, I can smile through it and look forward to that.
Don’t let others bring you down…just keep smiling! Don’t let them turn you into them. Stay positive!
Yesterday I saw a thumbtack frown face in the hallway on a bulletin board. I snuck across and turned it into a smile.