This is turning out to be a really great week, again, for me. My tire problem is solved! There was a screw in it, it turns out. But the lovely Costco people patched it up no problem and my tires were still under warranty so I didn’t pay a thing. Yay! That was quite a relief. To top it all off, the guy who handed me back my keys told me my D&D keychain was pretty awesome. I proudly told him I 3D printed it for free at the library and walked out happy on multiple levels. 😀
I talked with Kaitlin on the phone, who randomly called me, and it was lovely. I need to do that more often because it was so nice! I need to make it more of a priority to see her every so often, with working again it’s a little harder because of distance but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. One of these days we’ll go get our nails done together with Elisabeth.
I interviewed for a position at my work and it’s looking good that in a few weeks I’ll be officially hired. I’m really excited for that. I like the people, I like the commute, I like the work. I can actually see myself being pretty content here. This week is Appreciation week at work and today I got my very own personal Nothing Bundt Cake. Hell yes. My previous employers never did anything like this, I’m loving it.
A friend, Kayla, came over for dinner yesterday and stayed to watch Spirited Away with me and Elisabeth. We had tofu bahn mi, a meal that I truly enjoy, and it was so enjoyable having her over and visiting. She even brought us a beautiful bouquet of flowers that sits on the table now and of which I have looked over at many times to appreciate. I almost took it to work but figured Elisabeth should be able to soak in the beauty too.
With all of that said, I also want to say I’ve felt sad this week too. It still happens. It will continue to happen for a long time. There is no moving on from separating from Gene and the whole situation behind that. There is moving forward and that’s what I work on and am doing. I do that by talking about the awesome parts of my life, because turns out, there are a lot of them. I also move forward by not pretending that everything is okay 100% of the time, because it’s not. I acknowledge my feelings and work through and with them. And doing that really helps. Today appears to be some kind of mental health awareness day and I think it’s important that people know it’s okay to feel, and it’s okay to talk about it.
I think I can and will enjoy the rest of my evening, sitting under my electric blanket and the cozy blanket Kaitlin got me, because yes, it snowed here and it’s cold. I’m not exactly sure what I’ll get up to but I’m okay with that.