Work is killing my vibe
Monday, August 24, 2015
ok this is going to be mostly complaining and wah wah wah so if you don't feel like listening to a bunch of baby crying, stop reading now.
i told you all in an earlier blog i was changing positions at work. on the way to my new position i have to temporarily fill in for someone else who left for another job in upstate new york (brrrrrr). my temporary job is more demanding and less predictable than my job. basically a job mostly only really young and hungry people would be motivated to do.
but i'm not young and i've done my time. i've worked 14 years doing the hard stuff...crap schedule, stressful day and unpredictable hours that can range from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. i liked my old job because i was good at it and could do it quickly. in other words, i still had a life. i'm not saying i don't want to work, i'm saying i don't want to go to the bottom of the totem pole.
here's what made me angry today. i got a text very early from my boss (waking me up!) telling me i had to cover a meeting for my old job tonight because the new person can't do it. totally not her fault at all, but i had plans! i was going to zumba. i put in a pot roast and was having my friend over for dinner. now that's all ruined.
on top of that, i had to work yesterday (sunday) my day off and didn't get to do my normal swim day. so here we are already on the second day of the week and i probably am going to get in NO real exercise. i went for a 20-minute stroll earlier with a coworker and that helped but it's certainly not burning that many calories. maybe i wouldn't be so upset but last week work ruined my exercise plans too. i ended up in court all day tuesday, which i had not planned, and missed boot camp. another day i had to work late and didn't get to zumba.
arggh. i realize this is temporary but it could be like this for at least another month. that's a long time to be off my groove. part of the success of this journey is the momentum we gain along the way. i don't want to have to start all over again. it's hard.
i don't know how to handle the unpredictable and stay on track with everything.