HI. Let’s chat, shall we?
If we were having coffee today, I’d likely be explaining (and apologizing) for my bananas schedule. It’s true. I’ve been all over the freakin’ place lately – with a whole lotta driving up and down the I-5 throughout southern California, which I’m pretty sure is frying my brain. And I feel like all I do is apologize as a result…… For not being around. For forgetting things, because I have a million other things swirling through my head. For having to say no.
Ya know. Anyone else been there?
My schedule at work has been more demanding/hectic than normal, and at the same time I’ve been trying my best to spend as much time up in Orange County as possible, since my boyfriend’s schedule has been a lot crazier than even it normally is (he’s a busy bee) which means limited spare time on his end. So I’ve been trying to prioritize (job/love/fam/friends/volunteering/running/rest of life). In a nutshell, I’m all over the place, in a never-ending revolving door…er, car.
That whole balance thing has become a little tricky.
I’d also mention that I really, reaaaaaaaally want a puppy. But the whole “always in my car” thing is sort of a buzzkill on that fantasy. Waaaah.
And since we’re having coffee together, I’d also share there’s a spankin’ new piece of this balance puzzle that I just started: a college class! Anatomy, to be exact. 🙂 Hence the flashcards in the photo hint in Tuesday’s post!
Yes ma’am, I finally pulled on my big girl pants and made a couple decisions about my future, including to enroll in the first class on a list of pre-reqs for making a for reals career change. The road will be leading to a potential transition into nursing or physical therapy (more likely the first one), BUT first I have to see if I can survive (and enjoy!) this Anatomy course. I’ve never been a big science fan……. hence the whole laundry list of liberal arts studying I did back in college (I have a Masters in Journalism). I am passionate about health and health promotions, though, and do a lot of health communications-reated work in my current profession with the military community, so it’s not entirely foreign.
I’d also probably keep repeating that it’s one step at a time! Because who the heck knows what this crazy life has in store…..I may stop after this initial class and decided to stick to my current career path, or continue on to do more pre-reqs – I’m leaving the windows of possibility open. I’m just glad to be inching forward in a positive direction and taking the reigns. So we’ll see! I have no interest in giving up my passion or aspirations for writing; it’s just that I need a day job that leaves me more fulfilled.
Oh! And I’d tell you that all that exercising you’re doing? It’s apparently changing your DNA, and improving your quality of life. Pretty sweet, huh?
Mmmk, coffee cup’s empty!
What would you share over some coffee today? Leave a comment!