Hey everybody! Hope everyone has been doing well. I've been missing everyone lately so I thought I'd just just pop in and write a post about a whole lot of nothing. Not too much going on in my neck of the woods except for things being amazingly good and amazingly awful simultaneously.
The amazingly good is the obvious. I feel like I'm really at the best place I've ever been at in my life. I'm at a place that I didn't think I would ever be. Especially say five years ago. I didn't think this life was even possible. But I'm here in this amazing apartment in this amazing city starting this amazing life with, most importantly, the most amazing man I've ever known. And it just gets better with every day as we both get more comfortable with each other and with this little life that we're making together. I'm not going to lie, things were rough at first. Not because I was living with Matt, but because it was a big adjustment...for the both of us. But I'm adjusting really well now. This place is starting to feel like home now. I'm getting used to my partner being my partner in life. And it's a really good thing. I could really continue to list the good forever right now because there really are so many little great things...little daily gifts going on in life right now.
I almost don't even want to talk about the bad after writing that last paragraph because I shouldn't even let it affect me, but work has just been absolutely AWFUL lately. Really awful. If I could ignore it and not let it get to me, I would but it's been impossible. And it's not even my job itself, it's the politics of the place and the way the hospital is run. I just hate it sometimes. But I do love my work. And my private practice is picking up again and that's a really good thing too! Hopefully there will be some changes soon at work though that will make things better...I can hope!
And of course with the stress at work comes migraines. Which have been better by the way, but when they do come on, they come on with a vengeance. I got NO sleep last night because the headache I had woke me up every thirty minutes with throbbing pain. And I know it was a direct result of yesterday's shift at work. By the end of the shift, my shoulders and neck were so tight. It hurt so bad and caused an instant headache. I wish I could stop letting that place get to me so much and I really do try...but there's only so much control I have over it.
In more POSITIVE news, I actually read a few books this month!!! Here's what I read:
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, 2012, 336 pgs., Putnam
A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton, 2012, 256 pgs., Thomas Nelson
Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 2011, 248 pgs., Harcourt
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick ed. by Chris Van Allsburg, 2011, 228 pgs., Houghton Mifflin
The Alphabet Not Unlike the World by Katrina Vandenberg, 2012, 96 pgs., Milkweed Editions
None of these stand out as lifetime favorites, though Let's Pretend This Never Happened was absolutely hilarious and really a good study in social anxiety, and The Alphabet Not Unlike the World has a few poems that will become favorites. I'll be happy if the rest of this year lets me read 5 books a month!! After the previous two months only saw me reading ONE book each month, this was an awesome month!!!
So that's all I have for today...Once again...I'm sorry for being such a stranger. I should just start putting that as a standard disclaimer at the end of every post :/ One of these days I'll get my act back together again. The only thing I've been pretty regular on lately has been Instagram! And I know obviously not everyone has that...I've been doing photo a day there and I have all of my pics cross post on my Tumblr. I do plan on continuing that with Photo A Day in July as well :) So at least you can catch me there if no where else!! And even if I haven't been commenting, I actually HAVE been reading everyone's blogs lately. It's what I do on my breaks at works. It's what I do to calm me down..comfort myself. So thanks to all of you for that :) You've all cheered me up without even knowing it on certain days! Hopefully I'll get back to commenting more regularly soon! Ok...I'll stop rambling now :p
Tell me something good!