Time for an update!
So I have not updated this blog for quite awhile now. I had hoped to keep up with this more often but lately I have had a lot going on. In many regards, getting out and being active was a goal this year so not having the time to update this isn’t a bad thing.
Work has been pretty busy. Since I didn’t get the manager position, I have been doing some work to train the new manager (yea, go figure) and taking on some different work. I had a long chat with the manager I report to discussing the fact that I still want to get experience with managerial type work. Should things change, I want to position myself in a position that I have a great chance to move into the opening. Other than that, it has just been work as usual but a lot on my plate.
As I have mentioned before, I volunteer for Burnaby MoreSports as a board member. I was on the hiring committee tasked with hiring a new Executive Director for the organization. After a loooooong process, we finally found a good candidate and they start tomorrow. It has been a good learning process and attending one of the events to see the kids playing sports was awesome.
I have been really busy working on a couple projects that I have on the go. One is getting close to launching and I will provide more detail about it when I do. It has been such a great experience learning about something new and challenging myself to be more creative. One goal I set was to be more creative in some way. I think it has helped keep me busy and really done a lot for my mental health. There is something very rewarding about making something or creating something from scratch. I had always wanted to in the past, but my anxiety would hold me back.
I spent two weeks down in Phoenix in late Feb and early March. This was an awesome trip. The first week I was with some old friends who are scattered across Canada and the second week I was with my family from back home in Manitoba. Lots of laughs, drinks, golf, play time with my nieces and relaxing by the pool. It was good to get some sun and enjoy a bit of heat as well. Summer cannot come quick enough!
Purchased a condo
This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile but I wanted to make sure I was in the right frame of mind first. Unfortunately this waiting cost me a significant amount of money but I think it was important to be focusing on me health first. Ensuring I was ready for what comes next in life was important to me. I feel like I am there now and I am excited to move forward.
I have been feeling great over the last few months. There are always days or periods of a day that are not great but that is life and I think we all deal with that kind of thing. Since my real ah hah moment back in January, I have really worked on my thought process and stopping myself when I catch myself over thinking or over analyzing situations. I am going with the flow more and just letting things be. Realizing my thinking patterns were more of a habit is something I will expand on in a different post. There are a few things I would like to be better but I think in time they will be. My confidence in myself and what I am doing is so much better than it ever was.