Monday, September 09, 2013
So it must be time for a change.
Two weeks ago, I found out that my position at work had been eliminated. I have been with this company for 20 years, same department the whole time. Same group for the last 10. We are going through a "restructuring" and my position was eliminated. The good news is that there was a different position available if I chose to take it. I did.
I started my new position last Thursday. It is not at all challenging, physically nor mentally. I will not be able to do this long-term. Which means that I will be looking elsewhere for employment. Either within the company or other companies.
All this is a preview to say I'm bored. I had seven days off before starting the new job and balanced the time between productive days and laid back days. However, by the end of the seven days, I was bored. I was looking forward to starting the new position.
After the second day was less than halfway through, I was bored. I'm relearning some old stuff (did this job six years ago) and learning some new stuff. But none of it is challenging enough to make me look forward to going to work. Unfortunately, that's rubbing off on my home life too.
So, instead of whining and pulling out my hair and annoying EVERYONE around me, I'm going to do something about it! And I started today.
I got my hair done today. And I talked to my hairdresser/cosmetologist/lady and she suggested some changes. I now have bangs. I still have blond highlights, but they are mixed with red and a rich brown. And my hair is a little shorter. I like it!
Tomorrow, I'm going to tear apart my kitchen and put it back together in a more organized manner. I'm going to spend Wednesday making stew and chili and potato soup. I am going to paint a wall in my living room a shade of green (tbd) and I'm going to make my house organized and acceptable.
When I get back to work, I'm going to look for ways to improve my current position so that I'm not bored. And I'm going to nose around to see what else might be out there.
And, as for my nutrition, I'm going to try not tracking every day. I'm still going to pay attention to what I eat, but I'm going to pay attention to how I feel. I know what's good for me and how much I need to be satisfied. Let's see if I can listen.
Should be an interesting experiment.