After close to 10 and half years at the same company and about two years of searching, I have a new job. Since getting so sick last year, I learned that jobs, like people, can have a negative effect on your life. And my previous job, due to the amount of stress I felt, was making me sick physically. I’m sure there was some of mental component of it, but my hobbies (reading, blogging and convention volunteering) kept me sane.
After one week at my new job, I’m already noticing a difference. For the most part, I’m sleeping through the night again. It appears my appetite is starting to return (I lost 10 between September 2015 and March 2016) and I’m snacking like a fiend. (It probably doesn’t help that there is a cafeteria that cranks out fresh food for breakfast and lunch. I COULD HAVE BACON EVERY DAY!) I actually woke up Saturday morning craving coffee and old fashioned donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. I can’t remember that time I actually craved something food related.
Being in a new environment and being at the bottom of the knowledge rung again after 10 years of “knowing everything” has been a positive mental reset for me. And honestly, I’m looking forward to writing again. This last year, since my reoccurring bouts of bronchitis and subsequent asthma diagnosis, it has been tough to get up on Saturday mornings and write. But as of today, my mind in churning with discussion post ideas, images for ICON 42 (Hitchhiker’s Guide theme!) and I.O.W.A. Now I just need to stop, breathe and do one project at a time…
Taken on September 11, 2016 near Mount Vernon, Iowa with a Canon Rebel T3i.
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“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild