Getting Back on My Feet

While it was certainly not an easy decision to resign from my Office Manager position, the pros certainly outweighed the cons in terms of what I was needing in my life.  I wanted to be working downtown, closer to home, a transit pass, off earlier in the day, a schedule that worked with school and to get back on my feet for more exercise while I was working.

The downsides of having left are that I worked with some amazing people, witnessed amazing transformations in their clients lives and my having finally put my business skills to use has come to an end, at least, for now.

The worst part is the Biology class I was wanting to take over the summer was at an absolute crap time (right in the middle of the day!) which unfortunately would not have worked with either work schedule.  Biology will have to wait until September when I am hoping to get an afternoon (if not evening) class.  

For now, I am quite happy to have secured a morning shift that has me working Monday to Friday and I am off by 12:30pm.  I start my regular shift tomorrow morning and rode transit to work on Friday for the first time since before my son was born in September of 2007.  It felt great to be back on transit for my ride that was a whopping seven minutes short.  

Being back on my feet to work has felt great so far!  Even though my body has ached in protest.  I know it will take a few weeks for my body to adjust to having to wake up so early, be on my feet for so long and of course, the 15 minute walk up to the bus stop on what has to be at least a 30 degree incline.

Because I will not be taking any classes over the Summer, I will focus back on studying and working with the holistic healthcare classes I have taken.  I am excited that should everything work out, I will finally be getting Reiki training next month!  Reiki is something I have been wanting to learn for years.  I have several friends who are Reiki Masters willing to teach me but the timing has never been right.  Ever since taking my crystal healing courses, I have wanted even more to add Reiki to my tool belt for use with the crystal healing because the two pair really well together.  

The space is now cleared in the office for me to set up my massage table.  I have put the “door” back up that I took down a few years ago and the baby gate to see if they will stop the kitten from getting into the office.  I am fearing if either of our cats gets into the office, they will tear my massage table to shreds.  I want to be able to set up the table and not have to take it down with each use.  So far, so good and fingers crossed that it means they are officially kept out of the office.  My goal is two practice sessions per week.

Now to find a few bodies that I can practice on!

Ploughing Ground Zero to Plant New Seeds

Every once in a while, “life happens” and I lose my inspiration to blog.  My goal with this blog has always been to keep it as upbeat and positive as possible.  I am a “heart on the sleeve” kind of guy and find it difficult to write when “life happens”.

In the next few weeks, I will be reshuffling, re-prioritizing and getting back into a regular schedule in all avenues of my life.  Over the past several weeks, my life has been slowly winding back down to ground zero as multiple layers of stress have peeled away and I have removed the things in life that were not serving a purpose in helping me to move forward and reach my goals.  While removing some of those layers were very easy and relieving, others came after weeks of agonizing turmoil that I had to apply the brakes to.

Growing up, I was a very earthy kid.  Entering into working adult life in a corporate environment, the earthy went out the window as corporate expectations were placed on me.  When I had an office window, I would sit in my cubicle and stare out the window longing to be outside.  As I have walked this path of leading a more holistic lifestyle, I have started to acknowledge how my mind, body and soul follow the seasons throughout the year.  Now that Spring is showing its many signs, the freshly turned up soil in my life is aching to have new seeds planted like a nest full of hungry baby birds.

Slowly but surely over the past few years, I have become more minimalistic and realizing that I need less and less in my life to be happy.  I knew but had to learn for myself the hard way that money does not buy happiness.  Although I still need to clear out a few items from our home, I am quite content with only owning my laptop, dSLR, crystals, books and my massage table.

I have recently changed jobs so that I can be closer to home and working in downtown Kelowna.  While I don’t miss the corporate job I had, I certainly miss being out walking along Bernard Avenue which has undergone major upgrades since I last worked downtown.  I look forward to finally getting back to taking transit to work.  The commute to my last job was rather long and I certainly did not feel like I was treating Mother Earth well by using up so much gas.  Hopefully taking the bus will help balance out the amount of gas I went through with my last job.

Now that the sun is shining, we have a new BBQ and I am getting back on track with life, my inspiration for blogging and photography are starting to return.  While it has been raining and not the greatest weather here the past week, it is a gorgeous sunny Sunday morning.  

We are heading to Penticton to check out the new Burger 55 digs for lunch today.  My camera will be coming with me and I am hoping we get a couple of other stops along the way.

Fingers crossed for a few worthy photos for posting to my Flickr account!