Friday, March 09, 2012

Good things ahead (168.8)

I am swamped so this is a quick update.

We are joining another practice on April 18th.  There are three advisers in their mid 30s, each with 8-10 years experience.  They are sharp and successful and family oriented, and everything we have been looking for in a team. There are four other support staff; I will be the 5th.  It's going to be a great move for us, our family, our clients, and for the practice we are joining.  Win win win all around.

We are meeting with clients like mad, doing annual reviews and sharing the news.  We (I) also have a ton of work to do to transition our business. I am starting to work weekends as of tomorrow, for as long as it takes.

Oh, and the other broker fired his new assistant on Monday.  He has a woman who's a friend helping him out now, and she's really bright but has no financial experience.  So far they haven't bothered me much.  But it's just one more unstable element in my daily life.  Things at work and around him are getting worse, not better, and I cannot wait to be free of this place.

I ran once this week, lifted weights once this week, am going to a boot camp thing with one of the girls I ran with in Florida on Saturday morning.  So I'm keeping fairly active.

My food during the day is fine. My night time eating is awful.  Lots of afters going on.

So, I've got issues. But I'm too busy to deal with them effectively. 

The good news is I feel okay, not depressed.  The sunlight and longer days help a lot.  My kids and husband are doing well.  Lots of good stuff.  Just a bit overwhelming. 

I will update more when I can. 


Vickie said...

try low sodium broth at night or herbal/no caffeine tea. If you have the hand to mouth thing going - try green beans or brussel sprouts. I kid you not.

You had a very hard weekend when the clocks changed in the fall. Try changing them Saturday afternoon. it works for us.

glad to hear from you.

sounds like you are busy, but removed from the horrible work guy. and I imagine all the work you are doing now feels good as it will get you somewhere very quickly as you move your business.

I suggest NOT signing up for anything extra - like not teaching bible school or the like this summer.

Vickie said...

how did the weekend go? as difficult as the fall time change? are the weeks flying until your work change or dragging? thought about you all weekend.

Laura N said...

Thank you for checking on me. It means a lot that you are thinking of me!

I am beyond swamped. I am not doing great with food. I did eat celery the other night when I was working at home when I had a hand to mouth issue. I already drink tons of hot tea at home and at work (green in AM, decaf in afternoon & at home). Celery did help a lot let the craving pass.

I have been working today to surrender my food choices to God, like people in AA do. It's hard but it's working. At least during the day. Will try it tonight. I'm going walking/running tonight which will hopefully help relieve some afters.

The next couple of months are survival mode, but happy survival mode. I am not unhappy or miserable, which is awesome! But I'm maxed out time wise. I am still getting workouts in. But food is a major challenge.

I don't think it can be a "I"ll just work harder" thing with food. I have to go about this in a "I surrender" fashion or I'm going to fail.

I realized that today, as I was beating myself up this morning for the last few days food choices. I can't "fix" my food issues during stressful times by trying harder. I have to let it go, surrender every single bite I put into my mouth to God, and every single thought of food to God, and keep doing that over and over. And then maybe I will be OK.

Vickie said...

major hugs

write when you can

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Vickie said...

saw your note, glad to hear from you. I think of you every day.