It’s been a whirlwind of events in the last few weeks, which left me with no time or desire to write anything. Trying to take care of myself and work on ME.
I didn’t get a promotion I interviewed for, which I am ok with. I rocked the heck out of the interview and was runner up out of 9 people. I don’t dislike what I do now. I just considered a huge jump in title and responsibility may be something I needed to try for. Everything happens for a reason. And frankly, with everything going on right now, it’s probably a blessing and a curse. (*snicker*, Drive By Truckers reference)
I didn’t go to Hawaii last week as planned. Instead I went home for the weekend and then a week in Houston. Before you decide to console me, it was absolutely the best thing I could have done. I was surrounded by friends and family that love and support me. I had an amazing time.
I got to have lunch and play time with my godson on Sunday. LOVE him! And I adore my BFF. I can’t see either of them enough!
And then we ran errands and were lazy. It was awesome. Pedicures, Freebirds, and pool time. That’s the view from the pool we “borrowed”. That didn’t suck AT ALL.
My parents came to town for 2 days and we took in an Astros game. They lost in extra innings My parents and I explored the Kemah area all day Wednesday and then we went our separate ways.
I had breakfast with friends every morning. I still didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to see, but I made the most out of who I DID see.
I REALLY tried to read more of my book, but the 2 pages I read in the diner on Wednesday morning was pretty much all that I accomplished there.
I did not think about or do any work AT ALL. This is huge. Not having a work iPhone any more also helps! I’ve found I miss the convenience of keep my email under control, but I don’t miss being tethered to it. I watched my coworker who now has it, playing with it yesterday in a meeting, and it drove me crazy. I am SO glad that’s not me anymore.
Now it’s back to reality. Work, long to-do lists, and being busy.
I know one thing that is for sure. This fiscal year my goal is to not lose ANY vacation time (I lost 2 weeks this year at end of August). I need to take more time for the important things.