I got a bit behind the last week. That’s what happens when I have to commute 90 Miles there and 90 Miles back for work. It was a long day and I didn’t want to cook so we went out for sushi. I’m grateful for a huge variety of restaurants in the area. This one has a conveyer belt at the bar and crazy fun Sushi chefs.
And the next day that was the big guy’s birthday so we met up with some dojo ‘Ohana to go to an amusement park for roller coaster, water rides and junk food.
Saturday was more quiet, he went to a meeting and I took the pup for a walk. Afterward, we ran errands before the UFC fight.
Sunday we held beach workout which was really an excuse for having a potluck at the beach to celebrate his bday again.
Monday I had to work in Carlsbad but the family met up with me for dinner and to spend the night. It is much nicer to come home from work to the entire family, including my cute puppy.
Tuesday I had a good day at the office, starting at 7am with a great conference call. At 3pm I drove back to LA to pack for a four day business trip. I’m on my flight to get to New Orleans for a conference now. I’m grateful for a full life. Maybe I can get back on IF and working out soon.
I’ve stuck with this idea and have been jotting down three things I am grateful for 56 of 100 days. This hasn’t been the easiest 56 days and yet this little exercise has helped me stay grounded. Big changes have come and gone. Little victories have stayed.
1) I’m grateful that executive recruiters are contacting me about open D&I positions at Fortune 500 companies. Work has not been the most pleasant experience thus far. There are always other opportunities around.
2) Work is not life. I’m grateful for a fully rounded life with friends and family and hobbies and outside interests to fall back on every day.
3) Despite my work experience being less than exceptional to date, I’m still seen as a subject matter expert at my new company. I am grateful that my past experience can help my new company.
1) Resources like HRC, NGLCC, and OSHA are invaluable to me. I’ve got a major challenge at work concerning an employee who is transitioning. These resources and my network of friends have helped me a lot this week.
2) Everyone is doing so much around the house so I can focus my energy on work. The dog gets walked and bathed. The dishes get washed. The house gets cleaned. I’m grateful.
3) I’m grateful for prayer and the power of forgiveness and patience. It’s run thin and it almost gone but it is still here.
And I’m grateful for this face