Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How Silly Girl got her groove back

I am taking each day by day. I am slowly making the new space livable. The standards of the new boss are demanding but I am keeping my head above water. I am turning out some top notch stories. I stay busy and go home tired each night. We have told to keep our hours at 40 a week. If it was just two stories a day for each issue, I get it. It is two fairly in-depth stories along with special section work, impact stories and stories for that damn magazine. In my beat, there are four school districts with 29 schools, a community college, four private schools, a charter school and nine small towns.

At the same time, I am trying to have a social life. I have appointments for the next two weeks for therapy, getting a physical and having my dental needs addressed. Next weekend, I am going home for the first since the funeral to see my little guy and family.

For my birthday, I spend a day in Burlington, NC. It was nice and for the first time in weeks, I felt normal.  I had an iced coffee while reading books in Barnes and Noble and had lunch at Chili's. Then I went to Target and tried on some skinny jeans which scared me. Mirrors + tight pants=super anxiety. Instead I brought an orange sweater.  Then on the way home, I visited some awesome Goodwill stores and racked up on the clothing. All in all, it was an awesome day. A good way to spend my birthday. My mom would be proud. I brought two dresses.  So I am hanging in there.

Daily Dose

1. Mandarin chicken has become my favorite food.
2. There is no shame in seeking help.
3. Criminal Minds is scary good.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're hanging in there. Sounds like you're doing great with work and treating yourself well! So happy to hear that :)

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  2. Shopping and out to lunch! Sounds good. hang in there with work. Glad to hear you are getting your groove back.

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  3. I'm glad that you're doing okay :) Happy belated birthday! :)

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