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Quick check in until next week

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hi all,

Well I'll update in more detail later, but after a summer of getting motivated to walk 8 miles 3 days a week, begin my running program and realize I needed to find a new job because the atmosphere I was in was actually causing me panic attacks and making me seriously miserable, I broke my wrist. Tripping. walking at night wearing flip flops (so, I may have had a couple drinks at a wedding, but the dr said there is no way I should have had that damage without bone denisity issues).

So now after surgery and a plate with 7-9 screws installed, I finally hit my low point. I saw a counselor to get my mind straight and focus on what I needed to do to make me happy, saw my old bosses at my old job to give me the confidence I needed that I AM good at what I do (I left b/c I was burnt out from the hours, but they wanted me to work at an alliance firm of theirs), began interviewing, found a new job and was diagnosed with ADD. Very minor since I've had a pretty successful career thus far, but still I need to learn coping mechanisms.

I also lost 20 pounds since April (well, now 19 b/c I am bloated today), leave this job in the city on Friday for 2 weeks off. I'm spending the 2 weeks organizing my life again since everything became a mess while depressed: apartment a mess, finances not organized, clothes everywhere, etc. I start a new job at a small firm beginning of October where I'll have that great short commute, I'll be able to see friends, I'll be able to see my bf more often hopefully (he is starting a new job too, but he now gets a horrid commute).

My sister had a baby last week and now I'm an aunt, so things are moving on up.

I'll start posting more and in more detail soon, once I survive this last week!

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KIMPY225 9/11/2013 9:15AM

    Woohoo! Congrats on the weight loss. and on being an Aunt!!!!!!

Sorry to hear about the work problems. Stress is not good for your body!
I am glad you found a new job and got some medical help too!

Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IRISHGIRL3 9/10/2013 10:33AM

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to posting some pretty positive blog posts in the near future!

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KABMPH 9/10/2013 10:10AM

    So nice to hear from you! Congrats to your sister and entire family. My niece is 7 and brings so much joy to our family.

I'm glad to hear you found a new job. Last April you sounded positively miserable. Congrats and best wishes all around!!

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IRISHGIRL3 9/10/2013 9:25AM

    well, this has definitely been a commitment since July - and THAT was the difference in changes being made or me just continuing to be miserable :-)


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MJRVIC2000 9/10/2013 9:21AM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference bewtwwen making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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