Finally was able to connect with Mamacita this morning on the phone. We talked a little about her friend who recently died and my new job. I used to talk to her just about every day, but other life aspects have taken over, so I must make it a priority to connect with her daily (although I do email my blog to her every day).
Had a headache for the better part of the day, which I’m attributing to all the brain work I’m engaged in to understand my new role from both the business and technical engineering side of things. Not to mention we’ve been deep diving into creating our goals and measurable outcomes for the coming year, which always does my head in. Hard to create them when you still don’t have a complete handle on what it is you’re supposed to be doing. I guess it keeps the grey matter elastic and aging at bay (maybe wishful thinking). And I’m also thinking how much I’d really like to be financially independent so that I can stop working for The Man and focus on what I really love. A life coach would say that I should be doing that anyway, but the bills have to be paid and I do like living comfortably—not extravagant, but comfortable, to know my needs are met without hardship. There’s a lot to be said for that these days, when so many are struggling. I see getting back into a daily meditation routine in my future. Lots of mental housecleaning to do. A walk in the fallen leaves is a good start.