New job is going well. It’s my first completely non-managerial job in years. Even when I was a “department of one” I was was still doing a lot of project / process management. I’m enjoying just doing things.
I also like this “getting paid” thing. ;)
My commute is about an hour each way, sometimes longer, depending on bus connections. This is longer than I’m used to, and I’m glad I get to read or noodle on the computer during the long bus ride.
On the fitness front, I’m adapting well to the daily walking-between-buses routine, even with my backpack weighing 16lbs once I add the work equipment I may need at home. (I carried a heavier backpack in college, but I was more used to it then. I’m being careful while I adapt now, and doing more tummy crunches and other core work.)
I’m also focusing on being sure I can do tomorrow what I did today — in other words, I’m totally agreeing with Noël on her recent “go hard or go home” rant.
My work desk situation isn’t perfect from an ergonomic point of view, but I’ve made some adjustments that help (raising the monitor & getting a mouse pad). I also find getting up and walking around a bit every few hours does wonders. I’m in a rather large office building, so a trip to the bathroom or to refill my water bottle tends to get the kinks out.
I am also dealing with some family stuff. My father’s been sick lately, and I finally convinced him to see a doctor, so I’ve been ferrying him to and from various appointments. I wish he’d been willing to see a doctor before, when I was unemployed, but no. Le sigh. I’m also finding that being paid hourly makes me worry less about taking time off than when I salaried. Interesting…
What is frustrating is that 8 hours of work + lunch + 2 (or more) hours of commute = more of my day that I’d like. Meeting the man of the house for dinner and a soccer game at the pub? Fun. Also takes up most of my “down” time. My schedule has also been shifted earlier than I prefer. The temptation to short myself on sleep is strong in the evening, but I know damn well I won’t be happy (or productive) if I do.
So. Off to sleep. Be good, y’all.