I had the opportunity to go to Houston with two of my new co-workers for three days of training recently. This was a big change from the routine I had gotten used to, but the time allowed for me and the co-workers to hang out a little and get to know each other in a relaxed setting.
One of the duties of my new job is to teach/lead different kinds of classes for the juveniles on our caseloads. I taught t a defensive driving class for teens a week and a half ago and then taught the class again this past week. It’s a fun and interactive class but has a lot of moving parts and is four hours long, and I had not conducted something so intense like this before. I will also be teaching other classes fairly regularly to help the juveniles fulfill their court requirements. It is a lot of prep time, but I like the job and the varied duties. I think this is the happiest I have been at any of my jobs.
Finding a routine outside of work has been a challenge. I get up around 6:30AM to leave between 7:15-7:30AM to arrive at work before 9AM. When traffic is great, which is was during the holiday season, I get to work in 35-45 minutes. When traffic is terrible it takes me an hour to an hour and twenty minutes, but this gives time to listen to podcasts for which I would otherwise not have time. The return ride in the evening takes 35-40 minutes, not too bad, but then I have to stop for snacks, cash or fill my gas tank before going home to shower, cook Boyfriend some food when he comes in from work, and take care of the poor cat, who has been alone for several hours. I love my three day weekend, however, it is very hard to get things done during the week and actually get more than six hours of sleep. I did finally get a smaller computer that will allow me to, hopefully, blog or work on posts on my lunch break once or twice a week when I am not taking walks for the employee wellness program.
Fridays have been busy the past few weeks due to my cedar/mold allergies that have affected many people in Central Texas. I have been getting acupuncture, which is relaxing and offering some relieve in addition to some natural remedies. I tried traditional allergy medicine and it didn’t work for me.
Please know that I have not forgotten about my blog, I am just trying to get back to my routine or develop a new one that allows to doing everything that I need and want to do. I will be finishing a few old posts and be attempting to make new posts at least twice a week. Bare with me, Word Press Blogosphere!
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