To say these last few months have been crazy is an understatement. In a nut shell, the hospital terminated my contract after 14 years, so August 30th was a wrap.
Adjustment has been just that. I started a job with Horizon Air in the beginning of August, so the month of August was 50-60 hour work weeks. Surprisingly I thrived with that chaos. It was the perfect distraction. Granted I missed doing anything with anybody, but my dear friends made sure to keep checking in on me.
The last week of August because I can't seem to just ever relish in calm I adopted a dog.
We named him Doug. He's about 18 months old and the best we can guess a Shepard, border collie mix. Ridiculously smart, and very energetic. Providing my best September distraction. I get Doug out every single day. We hike or run anywhere from 4-11 miles. He has been excellent for my fitness, and sleep!
My daughter started her sophomore year of school.
I've been trying to adjust to part time work, thankfully I truly have the most supportive spouse around. I spend a lot of time now working on inversions....ok, not a lot but after 2 years of yoga I can finally do them!
As always fall is my favorite month, so back to sleeping outside.
I could go on about leaving the hospital, but I am still processing it. I miss the staff and employees something fierce. I didn't really make money, I could've if I would've been more serious about charging people, but that would've taken the joy out of it. What I will say is I consider myself truly lucky to have been there for 14 years. I don't know many people that get to say they LOVE doing exactly what they get to do and for so long. I will mourn it for some time. The hospital was part of me, and my family. When my husband had an affair and then we divorced, that was the hardest times in my life, and I thank God I was exactly where I was during that. The staff seriously took me under their wings and got me through some very dark days.
Now I'm about to turn 40, and figure out what else I want to do. It's both scary and exciting. I jumped into Horizon and I actually love the job, but there are too many logistics that just don't make sense to make it work, so for this month I am finishing out work there, and (because clearly I'm not very good at part time gig) back to making coffee again. I got a great offer from a local place, after talking it over with Rick we decided that's probably the best fit. It's a great schedule, with low stress and allows the flexibility for us to do things away.
That's the update for now.