The aviary, anxiety, and getting on with it

Mish-mash catch-all post with updates on various happenings in my life. Busy days this shortened work week, but before I get too engulfed by various things I wanted to provide a quick update on current events. Cheepers I wish I'd thought to take a more recent photo, but Cheepers is still with us and appears…

Aggravated, crazy, sick to my stomach – TGIF

Probably the title should read "Ms. Crankypants has taken over the blog." But that might be more negative than is actually necessary? Maybe, maybe not. It's just been a very long week and some irritation must be vented and bled off. Aggravated Tuesday brought acquiring firm people into the office to kick-off the transition with…

Sadness

While I do not want my return to semi-regular blogging here to be all about work and it's changes, for the moment I have to accept that it is for this weekend at least all about work and it's changes. This too is temporary and will pass. Thanks for all the kind and supportive comments.…

Anxiety

We're packing up and preparing for the drive home, because I have to go to the office and cope with a client with a looming issue that is not easily resolved. I know it is not my problem. I know I am not the cause of this problem. I know what I advised my client…

Training #16 – Just give me a reason

Thursday - really this time - and training with J. Today we ventured outside the little room where we typically work and into the main floor of the gym and a cable machine. We have used similar machines in the past, and I have been preparing myself for this new step in training. Honestly, it…

The recovery road

I woke up this morning and about had a panic attack. My phone said 4:45, and I in my half-tablet valium drugged sleep I had either turned off my 4:30 alarm or simply forgot to set it and I have a 6:15 appointment with J and was now off to a late start. Shooting out…

Authenticity and accountability

It’s Monday, so training day with J. An early one this time, since his 6:15 and 7:15 appointment had to reschedule today, so I got to move into the 6:15 appointment slot; a win for both of us. I look forward to our sessions because I learn something new, correct something previously learned, or just…

Training Monday, anxiety, perception

It's Monday, so it's training session day with J. Yesterday I had gone through the entirety of the last three routines J had prepared for me - one set of each exercise - and finally concluded that I can competently execute these movements, some better than others. The two that still give me trouble are…