A new year is here and like most people, I find myself reflecting on what happened the previous year while making resolutions/plans for the next year. I know we are not supposed to make resolutions any more, but that is not gonna stop me!!
2017 was a pretty bleh for me. It had some highs, some lows, but it was mostly just…mundane.
I started out in a job with a toxic boss but managed to transfer departments by June. I loved my new department and really, really liked my new boss. He wound up quitting after I had been in the department for about 3 months. Around that time, a job I had applied for in early 2017 called me out of the blue to offer me a position. The position paid more, and had a shorter commute. My old commute was about 40-45 minutes but my new commute is about 10 minutes! I miss my previous job though. I miss the people and the work itself. My new job is ok, but nothing about the job excites me. Luckily, I don’t have to wait a whole year to post out. I only need to stay in the department six months before applying for another position.
I am an introvert and found myself staying home instead of going out to social gatherings. I can count on one hand the number of times I had a girls/date night. I didn’t even leave the state this year to visit family. I love being an introvert because I think is it important to be ok with being alone. However, we are social creatures and I don’t think it is healthy to shun all social interactions. Not to mention the fact that there are real benefits to networking and being social. In addition to not participating in social activities, I also didn’t do as much volunteering.
Do I really even need to talk about this. Not only did I stop going to Weight Watchers, but I haven’t been to the gym since injuring myself. My hip feels fine, but I just never got around to going back to the gym.
For 2018 I want to address these areas of my life. I have several resolutions which I will share in a later post. For now, I just want to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!