This week has been quite the rollercoaster ride once again. It was very inspiring week with a lot of motivation, hope, and a few ups and downs.
I am slowly getting back into the routine and habit of getting work load taken care of along with home-life taken care of as well. It’s definitely not an easy task when you’re so used to being at home almost your entire adult life. Then you are home for three months after working two years and thrown back into the working world.
I have been exhausted. I come home from work ready to just lay down. However, instead of laying down, I have tried to not even sit down. I get dinner going, I get chores in my work clothes. They’re dirty anyway, they are going to be changed into pajamas within moments, why not just do some chores in them as well. They all get washed in the end.
Since I’m not sitting down immediately when I get home, I get a little boost of energy that allows me to get the basics done. A quick sweep of the kitchen to declutter, pick up, put away, and clean the dishes while cooking. I typically will also declutter and do a quick clean up of the living room as well while dinner cooks.
This allows me a lot of time to do some cleaning downstairs. If you really think about time management, It doesn’t take long at all to be able to go through your house and do a quick declutter and sweep of the room to overall make it look better. Do 20% of the work to make it look like it’s 80% complete What are two things out of the ten things that need to be completed that could make the room look entirely different and put together? 20% of the work for 80% of the effort. Works every time.
Decluttering and just overall pick up usually is the number one way I can make an entire room look like I spent hours on it. Just putting everything in it’s place. Another way to provide assistance with this, everytime you leave a room, grab something in the current room you’re in to take into the room you’re going. There is always something that doesn’t belong.
I even added some inspirational pictures to my cubicle that I made the other day. I have a good habit of NOT reading them through the day but they look pretty and make my cubicle feel like home instead of work.
Those four little quotes get me through the day to work extremely hard as needed. I absolutely love my little cubicle space and love that I have it decorated as though I’m in a little home of my own. I spend almost 9 hours a day there if not longer on some days so why not make it my little sanctuary instead of somewhere I despise going to.
I’m getting a little more warmed up to the thought that things are not as despair as I had once believed. I have to allow change to happen at it’s own pace instead of at mine. I have to allow time to pass to let things happen. All good things come with time, practice, and perseverance. So, I guess I will keep on keeping on and hoping for the best to move up and on.
I have very bluntly expressed what my ultimate goals are for work and my progress moving forward. I think ultimately I want to become a quality assurance and trainer. I would love to be a secondary trainer to assist the current trainer in her line of work and be available if she has family problems or something come up.
I think the opportunity is there as long as I am able to get the information and consistency that I need to get.
Someday, if I were to be able to become a quality assurance and trainer, I think I would find a career I could stick with. People have always said I should have been a teacher. Since I do not have a degree in teaching, I could possibly move up in a position similar to this with just experience not a degree. It’s a goal I would like to attempt to work towards.
It’s not going to be easy and I’m going to be completely out of my comfort zone but nothing comes within your comfort zone.
We’ll see what happens. I finished my review yesterday. My supervisor needs to also put in her portion of the review. She has to send it to her reporting boss. They will go over it once again, then I will have a meeting with my supervisor to discuss future endeavors, a possible raise, and whatever comes next for me. I’m excited to give it a try and stop being so quick to give up. I get frustrated – there is no doubt about that. However, I have to take a step back and realize it is not the end of the world to not succeed at every single stop along the way.