Home Garden Project Reset

The first week of a new job is complete! For many weeks up to now, I was so nervous. I kept wondering if I made the right decision. Was this lateral move step back for me? Should I have stayed in my old job until the right opportunity came around? I kept thinking that a promotion would happen if I stayed long enough and kept seeking the internal job board.

After completing my first week, I think I have made the right decision to move on. I appreciate that my new supervisor is transparent and detailed with the growth that could come out from my position as it is a newly created position. And that growth also comes with a promotion too (don’t forget pay bump) which made me very happy.

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It was not a difficult decision after all

Happy Sunday! I know I am posting late again. I am writing from a local desserts cafe while my husband and Lana are off at the mall doing an act doing a team-building thing with the robotics team. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged from somewhere that was either not my house or during my lunch break at work. It’s a nice change of scenery. I forgot how much I enjoyed this.

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1 week down, 2 to go

Having a 30-inch by 30-inch working kitchen space has been working great and I am not being sarcastic at all. Since the exterminator did the treatment to get rid of and prevent roaches, we are not allowed to place anything on the counters and inside the cabinets for three weeks which by then, he returns for a second treatment. We also had to throw away our small appliances such as our rice cooker, air fryer, and microwave. I thought I was going to end up dreading it because I like to think of my kitchen as my playground or my lab but I actually have been enjoying the smaller space. It’s easier to keep the kitchen clean — I’ve even been cleaning the range tops right after dinner. I even want to keep the kitchen counters uncluttered all the time — that even means no more leaving leftovers on the counter. I think the clutter is why there were days I felt so overwhelmed at the kitchen.

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Play hard

The Comparison game

I think one of the worst things a parent, a grandparent, or a relative could do to a child is to compare them with other children. I am thankful my parents never did that. I am also thankful my parents advised me to never compare myself to other people. I am sure I started this self-flagellation of comparing myself to others as early as elementary school…maybe even sooner? I think into my 20s it was pretty bad because I was concerned about career and life satisfaction. Now in my 30s, I am actively fighting against it.

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The Four day New Year’s weekend

Happy Weekend Coffee Share and Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful three weeks: I was sick throughout Christmas weekend (tested negative for COVID), my husband was sick as well (tested negative for COVID), BIL #2 was sick through Christmas to after New Year’s (he had COVID), and two of my coworkers had COVID and were out for 10 days. We were so so so short-staffed at my office over the last two weeks.

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