I am feeling a bit better this week. Things helping:
1- We had a great weekend. Perfect = no. But filled with a lot of fun things nonetheless.
2- I have a therapist appointment (well, more like a trial phone call) scheduled
3- Getting enough sleep — which means going to bed earlier
4- Quitting 3 committees (slashing 4 monthly meetings from my calendar, all before/after hours, all unpaid). And a good + helpful meeting with one of my bosses yesterday.
5- *Maybe* having our insurance debacle solved and floor decisions made (it’s true, as much as I do not want to admit the house/moving is a factor in my stress, it absolutely is.)
Future Things I Am Looking Forward To:
1- Actually moving and setting up our new home — and not having to pay mortgage, rent, two power bills, two water bills, etc
2- 2 conferences, one virtual (meh) and one in person (yay)
3- Travel this summer. Even if we don’t make the April trip work (maybe it will become our Spring Break trip in 2023?), I am really set on going to New England this summer (VT, NH, etc — similar to Kae‘s trip last year!). We will be there for my college reunion and now I’m thinking of trying to extend that trip since we will already be up there. Our resident orientation starts the very next week and this had me nervous about the time frame, but hopefully I could prep enough in advance — after all, this will be my 4th rodeo as PD and it shouldn’t be reinventing the wheel every time . . .
(I also just found out we do not have to drop A/C at camp in NY — there is a chaperoned flight from FL. Totally thought we’d be shuttling them – this is a positive revelation!)
4- (Again) improving my fitness. I just started the Total Strength with Andy program on Peloton (I love a program . . . they should have more of them) and am going to work on rebuilding my running mileage back up (yes again).
5- My new neighbors/block. I think my neighborhood book club dream will come to fruition and I’m very excited that there are multiple kids in the same age range as A/C/G right near us at the new house. I can see social things in my future and that makes me happy.