Memory Keeping | March 6-12

Happy Sunday! Currently while I’m putting this post together, I am finishing up the animated film, Moana. Super cute and catchy music!

Below is this past week’s memory keeping in the Big Happy Planner utilizing MAMBI stickers from various sticker packs, MAMBI washi tape, and the Paper Mate flair pens. This week I was happier with the quality of the HP Sprocket pictures too and I’m assuming it’s probably because the HP Sprocket app was updated, I had better lighting for my pictures, and maybe I edited them enough to make them more vivid.

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Highs of the Week:

I started at my new “real” job. Last week was about general hospital and nursing personnel orientation, but it wasn’t specific job training. Monday was my first day stepping into my education specialist role (essentially a nurse educator for several med-surg nursing units). Thankfully, I’m not alone  and I got to start working and orienting with my teammate, LuLu. This week has been pretty fun working with her and I think we will get along well. We quickly found out that I have more Type-A tendencies but I think definitely play up to each other’s strengths and weaknesses. She has been so sweet and helpful in getting me acclimated to our role. It has been a great work week so far and I’m excited to become more comfortable in my role!

Lows of the Week

I guess I was naïve to think that I would be “over” the homesickness just a couple weeks into our Texas adventure. I have been a little stressed acclimating to the new environment and work requirements, and unfortunately I have been taking it on Matt. He told me that his perception is that I hate Texas and want to move back. I really had to tell him some of my deep feelings this weekend and it feels like a big weight has been lifted from my heart. Let me be clear, I DO NOT regret moving here on our new adventure. I do NOT hate Texas and I’m enjoying most of the experiences so far. I’m just still a little sad we’ve moved from my comfort zone (which I know will be a blessing later on) and I’m learning new routines, new things, and a whole new way of life. Driving in this frantic pace of lifestyle is nerve-wracking but I’m slowly learning ways to minimize how much I have to do on the crazy roads! I had to gently remind Matt too that I need an adjustment period and quite frankly, I’m just trying to survive and make each day count here. I know to be more conscientious of not taking it out on Matt though and to keep my head up… better days are ahead of me 🙂

 

 

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