Sunday, March 06, 2016
I'm still here
I ended up getting what I had given up on -- another extension of my contract, this time until the end of the year. I will be working in the learning and development department and will be getting lots of great new experience -- I'll get to see how a world-class company does talent development. I'm very hopeful about it -- it will put me in a better position to find something internal, and I'll be developing new skills that should make me more marketable externally.
In other news, I'm giving a TEDx talk next weekend. I'm still working on my talk but it is about work and how it relates to identity -- obviously something that has been on my mind.
My triathlon training continues -- I have decided not to go with a coach this time, and see what I can do on my own. I've already registered for a few races and am going to add a couple more to my schedule. I was afraid to commit to too much without knowing I would be working. Triathlons are expensive.
Finally, my husband and I are cutting back on expenses to pay down debt. I don't want to feel the panic I was feeling ever again. I gave up my Gwynnie Bee subscription, which I loved, because I decided I'd rather put that money toward feeling more financially stable. I'm glad I bought some of my favorite pieces. I really enjoyed the service and maybe I'll pick it up again in the future.
Hopefully I haven't lost everyone because of my long break. I have noticed a lot of my fellow bloggers slowing down. I think Facebook and Instagram and even Periscope are stealing some of the blogging thunder. I still check in with my old favorites now and then to see what's new. I'm hoping to start updating more often, too.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07