I am going to go out on a limb here and say that everyone reading this has at some point or another experienced change(s) that has thrown them off balance. It is a part of life and constantly forces us to reevaluate and react. As I mentioned a few posts back I am starting a new job on Thursday. I cleaned out my office today and will be in tomorrow to finish up some house keeping things and say goodbye. It is bittersweet leaving my work family and I will miss them dearly. However, I am beyond exciting to switch back on my brain. All of my projects ended Dec 20th, as I headed to my parents for the holidays. Once I came back to work I was just sort of floating around but had no real assignments. Enter BOREDOM. Add in a bum IT band and my equilibrium was crazy out of whack.This week is a huge turning point for me mentally. I have one week of successful running behind me and I am about to join a really cool company that is going to challenge me every day. I decided to start today with a run to really ingrain that things will be okay and I will find that happy balance again, so far today has been great. The things I have noticed over the last month or so that are totally off are my eating (either way too much or way too little), my enthusiasm for the gym, drinking (I normally drink one night on the weekends but lately I will say yes to wine any night of the week…), sleeping (see the previous item), cooking (has basically been nonexistent), my drive, concentration, and general overall happy. I am not a useless pile of tears or anything and I am still functioning but its been a bit harder to “do” things. Perfect example… I had lots of free time this week at work, so what did I do:Oh you know, decided to draw out the new apartment I am moving into in April and start decorating… There are about a million other things I could have spent my time doing but nope, this is what happened.
All in all I cannot wait to start my new job, keep running, have a mini staycation in dc before Lily’s wedding, and move. I think once this year starts rolling I will find that balance again and ditch this fog. I am definitely ready for it.
What factors in your life have the tendency to throw off your equilibrium?