An Olive and Lasagna--A Tale of Nothing Related

Rummaging through my fridge, I found a stashed jar of garlic stuffed olives. As I pop the last few into my mouth, part of me is a little concerned I'm going to be a balloon, tomorrow. The other part of me says after the 13+ miles I just logged, I could use a little extra cellular hydration.

After another ill-scheduled staff meeting on a Friday late-morning, my weekend was a total bust. I did, however, catch up on some sleep. While I didn't do a single thing that I planned on doing, I did kick off my third-shift life. So far, it's going far better than I originally planned.

I'm still working out when in the day works best for me to sleep. Outside of that, I love waking up in the dark evenings and not panicking about coming into work right away. Although not very long, I've been able to walk my pup every day this week--something I haven't done in quite some time. Monday morning after work I hit the gym for a quick weight lifting session for the first time in months, and I have watched the sun rise every day, so far. I've come into work earlier than I've come in, in a very long time, and the days are full of productive work. I launched my plan, last night, and it was well-received. I'm pumped.

I'll check in again in about a week or two and let you know if this optimism is still as strong, but in all reality, I could play this role out for a little while longer. There's definitely a new personal vigour to going in everyday, and I think it's starting to rub off on my team. It is either that, or the potential for weekly baked goods and hot coffee.

So, progress. At work, I'm launching a collection theme for February. I'll expand on it more, next week, since I want to tie it through Turning Strawberry and pull donations from a few other business in the area. I'll have more details going in to February, so keep an eye out (or subscribe and I'll reach out to you, instead!)

Now that there's more consistency, I'm able to plan a solid schedule. I met with my RYT instructor this past weekend and got a breakdown of how life will be going into this training. Overall, I'm super excited for it. A quick follow up on the snowboarding lessons I signed up for in February; I hope I didn't just toss a solid chunk of cash down the drain. Ohio got a warm spell the last week, and every last snowflake has melted, leaving a muddy, squishy marsh behind. I can safely and consistently get my truck up the driveway, so that is a positive, but it's not so good for the winter sports activities. On the upside, I'll hopefully be able to get some outdoor lighting work done with the warmer weather. We'll see how long it lasts.

I just wanted to touch base, as things are seeming to centerline out. I'm looking into blogging for other pages, as time permits. I don't expect to have much of a return on it, at first, but hopefully it will help me cultivate my content. I won't ever lose sight of why I started this site, but in this current peak of positivity, why not?

It will only go up, from here. Power of mindset, and all that. But in reality, embracing the pitfalls here, accepting that there are going to be disappointments, and not letting the little things flare up my frustration, are doing wonders for my mental state. Y'know, that, and the fact my working hours actually make sense now. That's always helpful, too. I'm no where near completely there. My temperament is still very short, and I still find myself getting frustrated quickly over small things that shouldn't bother me. Lack of patience, to say the least.

But, I actually don't have too much more to say. In all of this, I think I'm going to pump out a lasagna for dinner. That's something I haven't done in a while, either.

Until next time :)