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Bored, oh so bored....

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.
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    I need your ambition. Good luck with all your changes. emoticon
    1688 days ago
    Wow! Nothing worse than being bored at work. I'm at that same point really (been at the same job for 26 years), but my position is still active and I can't really walk away without having something else in the pipeline which I am working on.
    Good luck! Change is good!
    1708 days ago
    Awww . . . bummer! I will be praying that a new change will come about to make each day exciting! Your attitude is terrific . . . the new hairstyle sounds fabulous!!! Hang in there!!!
    1712 days ago
    Wow that does not sound boring at all! I hope you do have fun and challenge. I could send you some of mine. I'd like to get rid of it :)
    1717 days ago
    It's a bummer about your old job (companies aren't loyal to their workers) and it's a pity the new job isn't more challenging. But the new job will let you focus your energy into other areas of you life, which you've already started to do. emoticon
    1718 days ago
    I like your plans!
    1718 days ago
    ahem, no pictures of the new do?
    I guess I'll just have to wait to see it when you come to reorganize MY kitchen and repaint MY living room.

    I agree with John. You are a hero-warrior-princess! time to take on the world!
    1718 days ago
    First and foremost ya know I'm here if ya need me, right?

    I've been on this planet a whole lot longer than you have so let me share a bit-o-wisdom, if I may? This is an amazing time for you. God, the Universe and every opportunity in Idaho is preparing to say "Barb, Barb, pick me, pick me."

    Severing relationships that took so long to build, losing ground in our accomplishments are momentary set backs to a hero-warrior-princess, such as yourself. I mean, really Barb? Look what you have accomplished here at Spark! You had some ups, some downs, some in and outs and you hung in there and you made some adjustments and the best news is you were able to maintain being successful. Yeah, there were some blips on the screen but my dearest friend: "You got this, okay?"

    Grieve a bit, dust yourself off and get ready for the second half of the most super fantastic and amazing life that is yours and yours alone. I cannot wait to hear the results. This is exciting!!
    1718 days ago
    Bad news about the job (both losing the position and gaining the position!). You have an amazing attitude and your plan sounds exciting to me. The changes will re-energize you!
    1718 days ago
    Man, that stinks! Especially after all those years. Glad you still have a job with the company - I LOVE your attitude about switching things up - that will definitely keep you on your toes. Best wishes for a good outcome in whichever direction you gravitate.
    1719 days ago
    I hope you have fun destroying your kitchen... oh I mean improving. Sorry that the 'new' job is so boring, at least you have income!

    Take care,
    1719 days ago
    Wow, a lot of change going on in your life! Sometimes I wish that I could be bored at work but now that I am reading your blog, maybe not?

    How about a picture of your new hair?

    I love your attitude, you are one of those people that change lemons into lemonade and I am sure that you will find a job that you like again soon!

    Good luck with not tracking, I am also sure that you will succeed at that!

    Thanks for being an inspiration!

    1719 days ago
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