Hi everyone! Time for a weekly update 🙂
-The gym is slowly getting on track. I still need to get up to the 3/3 sessions a week, but when I do get there, I put in as much as I can. It may be difficult as I’m house-sitting and coordinating a massive event this week, but I’ll try my best. I seem to have lost 500g this week, and have had a few people mention that they can see it in my face and I seem more toned…I’m not sure if this is correct, but it’s good to hear it anyway. I feel really invigorated when I do get there…but I’ve been finding on the days I do get to the gym, I struggle falling asleep after. It’s quite weird!
-I managed to play some D&D over the weekend. I’m not feeling completely confident with my ability as a player, however I’m working on it. I’ve got another game with my brother and sister in law next month, which I’m really looking forward to. I’ve also been invited to a Cthulu game, which I’m considering.
-My diabetes levels went a bit crazy over the weekend (I think my calculation of carbs and insulin was a bit out of whack). It didn’t help that I had a dream over the weekend where I got all of these medical complications because of it. I’m trying so hard to get the levels in control and monitoring things, however sometimes it’s a bit unpredictable. I had quite high levels when trying to D&D over the weekend, and it really affected my ability to focus, be alert and be involved because I felt so drained. Anyway, levels are a work in progress, as always.
-So, as of the past week. I’ve started to look at moving closer to Wollongong. I’ve got my savings all ready to make it happen: but I’m still awaiting confirmation on a few things which will determine if/when I can move, however I feel I can start looking. But, to be honest, the real estate market sucks right now. I never want to live in a unit ever again, therefore I’m looking at houses…however it seems these are getting snatched up quickly as well. There’s many families struggling to find houses in the rental market, and I’ve heard of people turning up to housing inspections dressed professionally (treating it like an interview, providing official resumes and charts explaining why they should get the place), or people arriving at inspections to be told the place is already sold. So it seems quite competitive for now, depending on what my circumstances are when I’m moving/if I’m sharing a place. Then there’s the decision of buying or renting. At this stage, the market is horrible either way…but I’ll probably have to stick to renting for now. I’m looking at a half-way point (not in the middle of Wollongong), as I like the rural living for now…Appin, Wilton and Douglas Park are on the cards because these are all central to Wollongong/Campbelltown/home and are easily accessible. I’ll have to also think about my gym membership and a few practical things too. Anyway, if anyone has any tips for renting, or knows of any good places going, please let me know 🙂
-So, I had a little bit of softdrink over the weekend. Just a ginger beer. It’s a treat and every other day of the week I have water. The fact that a year ago, I was having up to three cans of Pepsi Max or Coke Zero a day and I’m now only having water (and the occasionally Lemon Lime and Bitters or Ginger Beer), I’m pretty happy with myself and this change.
-I got to have a good go of my viola over the previous weekend. My sister and I have a wedding gig coming up, and it was awesome being able to play again. The viola and cello sound so lovely together-it’s a good mellow combo. I’m very rusty, but it was great being able to share music together when we haven’t performed together for over a year!
-I’m contemplating changing some themes and content on my website. Does anyone have any suggestions on what could/should be added or changed? I’m curious to hear what people have in mind.
-Of recent, I’m getting slightly annoyed with people not responding to messages. And then you can see that they’re posting on Facebook, so you know they’re around. Personally I know I sometimes can take time to reply to things, but I don’t openly ignore the messages and then show that I’ve been communicating with other people. Makes you sometimes feel like you’ve been replaced, I guess, but maybe that’s what happens when you’re working full-time and don’t have as much time as you used to. Ah well…slightly immature moment from me but meh. All good 🙂
-The rest of this month is crazy busy, with some big changes ahead. I don’t have much free time until May now…and weekends are becoming two precious days where I try and fill in everything and usually get booked out anyway, oops. I’ve realised how limited time is these days, and often I need the weekends to sit back and relax…but then when they’re packed full of events I don’t really feel very energised for the next week. Oh…the first-world problems of having to balance work and weekends for events…lol.
-I’ve been busily preparing for a university event these past few weeks (which I’ve been in charge of organising on behalf of the office). It’s been a massive test for me, personally, to see if I am capable of keeping organised and not stressing out with managing a large workload. I feel that I’ve done very well with it and have proven to myself that I can go above and beyond what’s needed, when required (something I’ve wanted to know that I can have confidence in myself with). We shall see how it goes for the rest of the week (it’s on Thursday), but I’m feeling pretty good about it.
So, as per above, I’ve got a busy week this week. I’ll see how I go with gym and everything, but it may be a small post next week. Thanks everyone for your support so far 🙂