Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Here I Go...

I'm Pretty Good at This
So I'm coming off of an extended time away from work, which included a trip to Charlotte for a concert with some girlfriends, a bit of shopping and a nice hotel stay.  Ahhh...what a relief!

But...as the time came for travel drew near, my anxiety began to settle in and make me a bit nervous for many reasons that I will spare you of reading.  Needless to say, once I got to my destination, I was good.  Thankful that the holiday weekend traffic wasn't so horrible. 

My next vacation will be spent outside of the DC area to visit friends out there.  I've been wanting to return to the said DC area for a long time.  It's been a bit difficult to get away from work, not to mention allowing myself time away from work and pencil in some dates to fly out.  Now that part is done and the flight is booked.  But now my 'over thinking' is beginning to rear it's ugly head again.  Jesus... why do I drive myself crazy with this shit?  I don't think it's a matter of "self sabotage" as some people might think.  It's just a combo of "I need to do this" and "I need to get things in order before I leave", getting the car prepared for travel, getting someone to feed and hopefully medicate that cat and the tried and true "I have nothing to wear because all my clothes are old and don't fit" and so on and so on and so on.....doesn't everybody go through this before a vacation? haha... And what's worse is that this trip isn't until August!  So why am I stressing about it now?  Sheesh!  

Needless to say, I will take it one day at a time and think about all this mess later.  I have plenty of time to prepare.  And I always do fine when it comes down to the wire.  So..."Get out of my head silly thoughts! " I say...I need to take more time for me and just not worry about it all.  It's a life learning process is it not?   Until next time...elizinashe

Saturday, May 21, 2016

My How Time Flies....

Time is Precious...Make it Count!
Wow, is it May?  And it's almost over?  How did that happen?  

It seems the last two months have been such a whirlwind that it's just been one big blur.  Too much stuff, need more time to catch up.  I just realized this past week that I really haven't taken any time away from work since January.  That's a long time.  I have 400 PTO hours in my 'bank'.  I don't think I've ever had that much time saved up.  Ever.  Gotta do something about that.  

Speaking of time away, I do have a mini vacation slated for next weekend.  Getting together with some girlfriends for a DMB concert.  Can't wait for that!  We've had this planned since winter so this chic is ready to go!  Hopefully we will have good weather since it's an outdoor venue.  Keeping fingers crossed.  

Naturally I have so much more to say, but I think I will save it all for later.  Being that it's a cool, rainy night and my brain is actually at peace for a change.  I think I will embrace the calm and leave all the other worries behind.  I've got one more shift ahead of me, and only a half shift at that, and then it's free time for the next week.  No big plans other than getting the house cleaned, meeting up with long, lost friends and a concert with me girlies.  Not too bad of a plate, eh?  Until next time...elizinashe
Comin' to Get Ya Dave!