Wherever I go, this seems to be the talk this week.
All I can say is I had a very rough day with my son last night at his baseball game. So while I had been saying this all week anyway about the story, I can again really relate to the mother of that little boy.
You never know what shit kids are going to pull in public.
I've also never been so embarassed and mortified after last night, and it would not surprise me if the situation ended up on our local Facebook mom's group--at the very least.
So yesterday I was out and about and ran into an old co-worker who used to torture me at my last job.
I was cordial though, and said hello, and we chatted for a few minutes.
It was interesting to me to see they are still there, despite their constant complaining about wanting to get out and find a new job. I also felt really peaceful after we parted, that I can put that part of my life to rest. I wasn't bothered by them anymore.
There also must've been something else going on in the universe yesterday too, because this woman who goes to my yoga studio, an ex-reality star in fact!, who everyone typically avoids like the plague due to her annoying behaviors....sat down by me and started chatting.
Actually normal stuff. And she even paid me a compliment.
I actually felt bad after that and this made me realize you never really know someone's full story, or why they react the way they do in certain situations.
I guess both of these encounters are proof of that.
As usual, life has been somewhat routine and I just don't have anything much to talk about.
I did finally fall into the FitBit craze which has become nothing short of amazing for my motivation level and participation in getting my body moving. I cannot recommend this device enough. I bought the cheapest model they sell on Amazon....the Flex. Have been competing in several challenges and they really help push me to my edge. Sometimes I find myself dancing in place a la Elaine from Seinfeld to stay in the Top 3 LOL.
Still also trying to keep up with my yoga 3x a week. For the most part, this is easy to do, but some weeks are busier than others and I have to accept getting to the studio less.
Work has continued to be kind to me. I'm actually approaching my 3rd anniversary. Major thing going on is trying to increase our volume. We've lost several clients for various reasons so our stats have gone down. We also decided to stop providing services for NYC clients so this has created a lull in new referrals. Hoping that things will change in the next few months, but I am also enjoying having slower days. Especially because I'm wrapping up with my students and I won't have extra help for a few months ;).
Anyways, I'm totally looking forward to the summer. Also counting down to a little over a 100 days until we leave for Disney!!
I said a post back or so on here that I needed to let this challenge go and just focus on getting in my 3 classes a week.
And for the most part I'm fine with that. I've even done I think 3 classes since I last wrote on here.
But I got the best news since I last checked in, and the idea actually came to me on my mat.
I had been thinking how hard it is to get to class during the week. Because of my schedule I really can only make it to the 8pm. With working FT though, and getting home almost 2 hours before, most nights the last thing I want to do is head out to yoga at 8:00 no matter how great if feels once I'm there.
I thought how amazing it would be if I could do the 6 pm more regularly. This would allow me to have time with my son at night, eat a normal dinner and go to bed at a non-ridiculous hour. A friend at work also recently commented that I'm at work way before my shift and way after my clients leave for the day. And even though my schedule is set by the health system I work for, I should ask about leaving early.
So I did.
At first my supervisor said "we will have to talk about it and see". Less than 30 minutes later I got a nice email that my schedule was changed starting yesterday, thank you for working hard and that I deserved this.
And can I just say what a difference getting out just a half hour makes! I miss all the volume of rush hour traffic, and am home in around 40 minutes. I had time yesterday to let the dog out and chill a bit and then get to the studio with plenty of time to spare.
It's such a little thing but such an amazing difference for my life.
So as usual, I would like to thank my boss for this positive change but most of all, my mat for bringing the idea to the surface.