Saturday, May 09, 2015

The plan

I had a plan...I always have a plan. Even when I try not to, I have a plan. If I make a plan, it's very hard for me to break it, even if it's only with myself.

Today, I was supposed to do one of two bike adventures. I'm doing neither because I'm trying to "cure" my chronic shoulder pain. I've had the problem for a long time and my PT thinks biking makes it's worst. Unfortunately, she seems to be right. So, instead, it's just a short ride to a coffee shop--no work, just write for this blog--and then to meet a friend who is giving me a free bike rack. It's still all bikes somehow....

Part of the plan may include going to the movies this afternoon. [Done--I actually went to an 11:00am show. Not bad.]

And how are things in general? Not bad. My mood has improved but not for any particular reason. I had the job interview a bit over a week ago. It went ok but I can understand if they don't make me an offer. They have a particular kind of person in mind for that job and I'm not her. But, I could be a real asset to their organization and I think I might love working there. A mission driven place not constrained by politics? That would be great. Regardless, it's time to start thinking about my plan to leave my current job. It's not sustainable and I don't feel good about working there. They are good to me. They're not blaming me for the crisis mode of my project...but nevertheless, we're in crisis. This will be the third weekend in a row I need to spend some time working. It's all writing and editing and it's starting to wear me out. I don't know what my next steps are but when I see good job opportunities, I'm going to start applying. That's the plan.

Today, I spent 30 minutes working before the movie. I've spent another 30 post movie. That may be all I have in me for today. I figure I'll put in another hour tomorrow. Is this the best approach? I have no idea. I feel like I'm pecking away rather than fully attacking but with so much thinking to do, I seem to loose steam really quickly. If I don't give myself some time to recharge this weekend, I'll never finish. Today, I did old fashioned marking up on paper. Tomorrow, maybe I'll transfer the edits to the electronic copy of the document. Excitement, I know.

Grateful for: a better mood.

P.S. Here's a pic I took my my walk home on Friday. My neighborhood is getting shiny but the alleys still show their unvarnished selves.


  1. My husband complains a lot when he has to work on the weekends (a recent phenomenon since he changed jobs in Oct) and he's finally starting to see that I'm right when I told him that a vast majority of people seem to have to work some on most weekends. Not 12 hours, but some hours. Bleh, but it is what it is.
    Can you do one of those modifications to your bike so the handle bars are higher and you sit more upright? Might let you bike while saving your shoulder.

    1. I really never had to work on the weekend in my old job. It's not ok to work on the weekend and it hurts my productivity. I do it when I have to, but it's not good.

      And, I have changed my handlebars to be more upright--definitely helps. I'm trying to work up the mileage slowly. What I really need is better "core" strength, then I wouldn't need to put as much weight on my hands. That, plus the new handlebars, will help. :)


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