~Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Back

It feels good to be back. At work. With a combination of my 4-day work week, company holidays and 3 vacation days, I scored a 17-day break from the daily grind. It was so long that I spent most of yesterday fumbling over the keyboard, re-learning how to type. And while it was awesome, I managed to screw up my sleep schedule and I've seen enough of the Lifetime Network to last me another year. Also, believe it or not, I got tired of wearing only pajamas and other elastic-waist pants. It's time for belt buckles and zippers. Not to mention daily showers.

I've always worked best under a consistent schedule. The two years in college where I had a steady boyfriend and our patterns were the semesters I made the dean's list and headed for magna cum laude. The semesters where I was single, I landed myself in academic probation (which I also attributed to the bout of mono I had during finals, another side effect of singledom). So even though it means I have to get up before 6 a.m., it feels good to be back.

2008 and everything I hate about it is gone, and so far 2009 is going swimmingly. All the goals I've set for myself—opening a second retirement account, funding an emergency savings and getting rid of my credit card debt—have all been put into motion, the most notable being that I am officially debt free again. Just a few months ago I felt so helpless, but with the aid of time and some great medication, I am once again organized and in control. I'm back in more ways than one.

Stay tuned. The pink is going away.

15 comments:

Blue soup said...

Ah, there you are! It's nice to see you again :) Lovely to hear that you're in a positive frame of mind, can't wait to see what the future brings you!

And I know what you mean about the return to daily showers! x

Lisa Chelle said...

Glad your back... and that 09 is off to an amazing start.

dont eat the token said...

your post was a breath of fresh snowy air! (cool winter air smells really good)

LizSara said...

Morning lovely, good to see you back. 17 days off sounds like heaven...if you count New Years day and the weekend i had 5 which sucks but can't be helped.

Happy 2009 x

KennethSF said...

Congratulations! I too took a self-declared vacation for two weeks. Oh, what luxury! I should be setting the same goals as yours. Here's to 2009, the year of hope, dreams, and great comebacks!

Lpeg said...

SOO glad you're back! And glad to hear that you're in a really good place (and debt free!)

Can't wait to hear more about 2009. 2008 is finally over!

Circle City Girl said...

I ran across your blog and I just want to tell you I really enjoyed reading it. Hope you have a wonderful 2009!

Blessings,
Circle City Girl

trinity2 said...

I'm so happy '09 is going great! Glad you're back!

J said...

Welcome back! I am happy to hear that things are going well. I too had a long stretch of holidays and just returned to work so I completely understand the returning to a schedule. I am looking forward to seeing what replaces the pink!

treacle said...

Happy New Year babe! Great to hear things are on track for you. Looking forward to the new look!! xx

AmyD said...

Welcome back! Congrats on getting out of debt; wish I could do that without going broke. ;o) You should be proud of yourself! Happy 2009! I have NO DOUBT it will be better than 2008 was for you. Such a MEAN year!

Prettylyf said...

Hi...Happy New Year!!!

I'm an avid reader of your blog..though not much of a commentor

But I just had to say something today. This post is so enthusiastic and full of so much positive energy.

All the best in everything and congratulations on been debt free

KT said...

good for you! here's to 2009.

Arwen, Wildlife Warrior said...

I like the new feel! The pink was lovely but the blue is fab.

Anonymous said...

welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

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