Hello strangers. Long time not chat! Without going into the nitty gritty, the last few months were a little stressful. There were some good things but also some lows that I don’t want to put out in the blogger world. So long story short is that I really, really needed that time away from the blog, away from a regular commitment and stress of missing a post. I know I wasn’t posting often but it was still stressing me that I should be posting. So here we are.
Well, how about what I’ve been up to!
I started a new job!
That’s right! I waited months for this job but it finally came through. I was really sad to leave my great crew at the last job but it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I am back working at a place I had been previously so it is a little strange to be back but also nice and familiar. The biggest news about this job is that it is much less stressful. I work 40 hours and its all low stress and then I go home and relax! I think I am still recovering from years of high stress (grad school, unemployment, high stress jobs…). Slowly but surely, I am starting to feel like myself again
I’m enjoying hobbies again
For a long time, I stopped doing things I enjoyed and those I tried to keep a hold of became chores instead of fun. Well, no more!!! I’ve been doing funs things and… ENJOYING THEM! Shocking! I’ve been doing photography with a friend. We meet almost weekly and try to find new, interesting places to go.
I’ve also been sewing like crazy for the annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. My friend Emily bought herself a proper corset so I made her a dress to go with it. I got a new corset too so I needed something new too, of course! I have some ideas for the new few weekend we’re going too
I joined a new gym!
It’s a Crossfit gym, and I had a great time the first few weeks. I liked my old gym but I needed more coaching and guidance so I decided to try a new one. It was great and I was going three times per week, then I got really exhausted and took a break. I went to my annual appointment at my primary doctor. She ordered a Vitamin D test on my blood work and it turns out that I am really, really low and its definitely not helping my energy levels! So that is something I’m working on now. Using supplements and trying to get sun if I can.
That’s the major stuff happening. I am hoping to get back to blogging here. I have a new desk setup at home so maybe it will make it easier to get online. I’m also not completely burnt out when I get home in the evenings. Things are going well! That’s all I’ll check in with for now. I’ll be back soon!