Yesterday I had to go for medical monitoring. Every two years, I get a check-up to ensure that the potentially hazardous chemicals I deal with while doing field work hasn’t harmed my health. The location is a pain to get to – it’s near the university and with traffic, it took me exactly 45 minutes to get there. Ridiculous. But the appointment went smoothly and I was able to return to work at a decent hour.
As I was stuck in traffic, I was reminiscing about my first medical monitoring appointment, when I was a brand-new employee six years ago…it was just weeks after my accident, so I was still driving a rental car. I’d written the directions down wrong and had gotten hopelessly lost. I was such a baby back then.
I’ve been keeping very busy at work. I really enjoy what I do and I derive a lot of satisfaction from it. There’s just been a lot of deadlines lately, so that can get a little stressful. I did a lot of project tracking for the first several years of my employment and while I was glad to have the project opportunities, I didn’t see myself doing those tasks for the rest of my life. But the past year or two, I’ve really gotten on projects that I enjoy and that I graduated from school to work on – remediation. I feel a lot more useful now with my career and I think it is a good fit. So I don’t mind as much if it keeps me incredibly busy…at least it is rewarding.
I’ve been pretty tired when I get home, though…I’ve been a horrible drum student lately and haven’t practiced in about two weeks. Michael was working SXSW so that gave me an excuse not to practice. I need to get back on it. I haven’t even been watching Game of Thrones or getting on Steam…I just veg when I get home. I have been working on some crafts and reading The Viral Storm (which is soooo good). I’ll need to do a craft update. I completed one or two projects and am in the middle of a couple of others.
I will have an inadvertent day off on Friday because Boyfriend is getting his wisdom teeth removed, making me the designated driver/nurse. I will need to do a little work so I won’t fall behind, but I’m sure I’ll have time as he’ll be knocked out most of the day. I’m actually looking forward to the downtime, though I do wish he didn’t have to get his teeth removed for it.
It’s just been a busy year, eventful in many ways. I’ve been content for the most part but feeling stressed at times. I don’t sleep through the night anymore, always waking up for some reason…It is hard for me not to try and plan ahead about things that haven’t even happened yet. I’m just trying to stay focused on taking every day at a time, and being kind of myself. I always find something to feel guilty about and it’s dumb. It’s like my brain wants me to stress about something.
Well, that’s about it. I will try and update more soon with something more concrete than “This is what I’ve been doing at work.” I miss writing dumb posts.