Steadfast & thankful week 5

From a broken car window, to a new project at work and an unexpected ending to a race.This was a very strange week, defiantly one for the books.

img_3577Day 27:
Today was a cat day. I slept in, relaxed and cuddled under a blanket with a good movie. I was slightly productive, but I was thankful for a few days between traveling and going back to work.

img_3580Day 28:
This is my morning. A shattered windshield. Despite the awfulness of it I have a lot to be thankful for. Like a coworker who saw it not long after it happened, the guy from the business next door that came out with a broom to help me clean up the glass, and I am thankful for glass insurance so the replacement is free. Sometimes you have to look at the bright side of an awful situation.

img_3593Day 29:
When I first joined the Art of Film club I honestly don’t think I knew what I was getting myself into. Most of the time the movie are amazing, and sometimes they are not my taste. Thankfully, I have friends in the club with me that I am making memories with movie after movie.

img_3598Day 30:
I am thankful for another month over. True it was not a bad month, but I have been wishing for the year to be over for so long and stepping into December feels like I am almost there.

img_3639Day 31:
I am thankful for a
new challenge at work.
It should be an interesting
project hopefully everything
goes smoothly.

img_3642Day 32:
I have not been running like I should be. So when I somehow placed second in my age group at the WhonNELLville 5k I was shocked, but I was thankful for the fun surprise of winning a prize!

img_3645Day 33: 
At least once a week it is nice to have a cat like day. That you can relax and pretend there is nothing to do. Today I was thankful to have a relaxing day, after the cold race last night I needed some recovery time to be ready for Monday.


Weekend, work, vacation.

I feel like this weekend is going far too quickly, but yeah for me, I only have two days of work to get through next week. One of my goals tomorrow is to come up with a game plan for my days off. As much as I would love simply spending them camped out on the couch relaxing, I should probably do something slightly more productive. Maybe I will even come up with a prize for myself if I get everything done!

One of the first things on my list is to get Christmas cards written and out. I had hoped to have them ready to go by December 1st, but failed. I also have a few other Christmas related things that I need to do, but I am quite proud of the fact I am done with the bulk of Christmas! Although my apartment will be free of my normal Christmas tree this year (I did break down and buy a very small potted tree. It is so cute I am sure there will be a post about it later on), I do want to get some lights up in the windows and maybe a few other things to make it feel more like Christmas.

My hope is by giving myself this time off I will feel refreshed for the new year and ready to enjoy all that it holds.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

A new project.

When I got up this morning I never thought that today would be as long as it was. I did know that it was going to have some challenges, but I never expected to be at work past 10 pm. Needless to say it was a very long, extremely draining day. At times I feel like sitting in front of a computer for eight plus hours a day is so much more than I can handle, but then I love what I do.

Hopefully this new project that is currently consuming my time will be a smoother start than I fear. In the long run, I think it will be a time-consuming project, but not overwhelming in the long run. Like with anything new, it is important to establish good habits early and start with a strong template. At the moment I have hours and hours of work into this first draft. Now all I can do is hold my breath and wait until we get feedback from the customer.

I am not so good at waiting.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

Sleepy day.

Today was a much-needed sleepy day. I woke up feeling miserable, but I knew I had to pull myself out of bed and at go to work for the morning. Thursday morning is the worst part of the week for my department and I did not want to make more work than there already was, and I was glad the morning went oddly smooth so I could leave for the rest of the day.

When I’m not feeling well I always crave pineapple orange juice. Maybe that is really strange, but when my brother and I were sick as kids that was what we were always given. I find it funny how some childhood habits seep into our adult lives. So I think it goes without saying that I stopped off at the store for some pineapple orange juice before I went home to relax and recover.

As the day went on I felt better and better. Even before I left work I was feeling stronger than when I got up, but I was not willing to push myself and end up making myself worse in the long run. I spent the day sleeping, recovering and drinking pineapple orange juice. Not exactly how I thought the day would go when I went to bed last night, but sometimes it is important to take a loss one day so you can come back stronger the next.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

In the mix.

Today was non-stop. It slowly untangled leaving me hopeful for an ok tomorrow, but nothing is ever set in stone. As I write this I have the Princess Bride playing in the background in honor of its 30th anniversary and a cat pinning my arm down making typing an interesting experience. Over all, today was a good day, because I never had a chance to stop and let my mind get the best of me.

I wish I could write inspirational posts every day, but the truth is that is not always possible. There are some days that the words flow with such ease and I am able to articulate my emotions. On the opposite side, I just try to write something that makes sense. Someday I hope I can look back on the scattering simple rambling posts like this one and remember that there were some good days in the mix of tears, pain, and frustration.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


Stressful weeks tend to bring out memories I would rather forget. Of course this has the negative effect of adding more internal stress to the situation. After the first three days of this week I am already done, the sad thing is that the last two have the potential to be even worse. I know everything will get done, one way or another it always does, what I fear is how difficult it will be.

I wish I could stay home tomorrow, but that is not an option. Hopefully I will get a good nights sleep, wake up ready to attack the day and leave the stress behind me. Someday I am sure the painful memories of past will stop influencing the present with such force, for now I will simply have to learn to separate the reality from the memories and get stuff done.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

A short week.

What is it about short weeks that feel so long. Despite today being a productive day, time seemed to go backward. One thing I am happy about is despite the not so fun week, I managed to not have much of a break down. In the past when I am tired and frustrated my emotions go out of control and I can not help but cry. My hope is that this weekend will be a chance for me to rest and reset for the upcoming week. To be honest I am not looking forward to what next week might be, but I refuse to give in to a potential bad week before it starts.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.