May 13, 2014

Tomorrow, tomorrow....

Thank you all for your kind words on my last post. Sadly, Elaine did pass away the morning after that post. The funeral was this past Friday and as you can imagine, it has been a stressful and emotional few weeks.

While this was happening with Elaine, I was also in the midst of being hired for a new role and had interviews and some medical tests to complete.

I start my new job tomorrow and I can't tell you how happy I am to be living and working in the same city. Although I still have to use public transportation to get to work, it is a fairly quick and easy route and I am looking forward to having 'normal' hours again.

The role is a year contract but it is a big organization and I will take some relevant courses at community college over the Fall and Winter this year that will put me in a good position for other roles at the end of the year. I am feeling hopeful about my work future for the first time in about 5 years.

Thankfully, through all this stress, I did not go off my eating plan and stayed within my calories and even managed to hit 10,000 steps 5/7 days last week. Yesterday I topped 17,000 steps. I am not sure how my walking/step count will be whilst working again, as I don't have a walk to/from work or train station. Once I am into the routine of getting up early again, I may walk part way in the morning since it is light now at 6 a.m. I will see how it goes. Since I should be home fairly early, I will be able to go out walking after dinner as well.

We had a lovely thunder and lightening storm last night and I lay in bed watching the lightening bounce off the building and hear the rain pound the windows. Everything was so green this morning and it smelled like summer time, you know? It is thundering again now and I think we are in for another storm tonight.


  1. Oh Enz, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's always hard when you lose someone much loved, and it will be painful for a long time yet but this will, hopefully, ease a bit in time. I'm glad you also have some good news with the job though, and that you are feeling positive about the future.

    Finally, well done you with the eating and walking - you are such a star! We had thunder and lightning too last night - a beautiful display of Nature's power.

  2. Awesome news about your new job.
    We had a thunderstorm last night too!
    Funny, we are half a world away yet still can have the same weather.

  3. Congrats on your job! I know this has been a real source of stress for you. Jobs are not easy to land in Southern Ontario. Well done!

    Not to mention, well done on the eating and exercise.

    Life's looking up for our little Enz!

  4. Well done on your new job !!! I'm sure that you will fit in your walking once you get a routine happening for you.
    Have a wonderful day !