I haven't been on here in a month! I think I may have popped on a couple of times to check on you kids. You know, make sure you're staying out of trouble. :) But I haven't posted in a month! So here I am, posting.
Random thoughts first before I forget...
* I finally saw 'Napolean Dynomite'. Hilarious!! I love it!
* I've become a regular at our local library. Judge as you will, but it's free internet and all sorts of goodies.
* I've been working a ton, and for the first time, enjoying every single moment.
* I'm not sure if I'm on track with my life or not, but I'm really enjoying myself, so I'm just enjoying the ride.
I got a new job. I'm at Sunrise Senior Living in Overland Park as their Activity & Volunteer Coordinator (avc). Long story short, I went in interviewing for a different position (because the avc position had been filled), someone came in with more experience, the previous avc resigned (which I hear was a great thing), I stepped into that and the other applicant got the other position. We flew out to California within my first week on the job to visit other Sunrise communities. I had never been to California, much less L.A. Loved it!! It was so gorgeous! We were walking on a pier in Huntington Beach eating ice cream and watching people play volleyball and surf. A couple of guys asked me if I wanted surfing lessons. No thanks, but maybe someday! We were only there for one night (two full days); I really did not want to leave. You visit LA (at least for me anyway) and you realize that you can do anything in the entire world. Nothing is as scary as it seems when you get close enough to see what it's all about. Maybe I should have moved out there a couple of years ago and just went for it. What's done is done, and I still have some pretty amazing things. Lucky for me, my mentor week will be out in California again within the next couple of months. Love it. :)
So I've been working a ton. Today is the first day I've taken off in about two weeks. There's just so much to do since we're opening our doors to the residents in a little over a week. I constantly feel behind. The Sunrise communities are so amazing and they feel like a home so it's easy for the time to fly. Plus, I work with some pretty amazing people and so it's great fun just to be with them. But today and tomorrow, I'm drawing the line. I doubt I'll be taking another day off until after we open. So today and tomorrow are for me. Mostly. I'm still going in after I type this to interview a volunteer, and I'm sure I'll work from home tomorrow. We'll see.
Aside from that, not too much has changed. I feel so focused on what I'm doing at Sunrise that I haven't had a lot of time to think about where I am in the grand scheme of my life goals. There are still things I want to do, of course. But I think I've been beating myself up inside and pushing myself unnecessarily. I've been doing it for as long as I can remember. I'm at a place in my life where I think I just need to enjoy the moments of my days and stop living by other people's expectations of me. I've been saying that for a long time, but it takes awhile for you to reorganize your priorities and to feel ok with the changes in your life. We plan and plan and at the end of the day maybe nothing is like we thought or hoped it would be, but it's what it is all the same. This moment is what I have. I'm going to do my best to enjoy it. Now, at Sunrise everything is about the moment. It's about bringing joy to their days and enjoying life. It's made me a better person already. Every conversation with every person should be great because it's what we have right now. I can't be what I want to be in the future if I'm not who I want to be right now.
I hope you're all doing great. I may not be able to check this anytime soon, but I think of you often and send my love.