Fitting it all in

winter sunset with geese flyingI’m chilling out tonight. I had a full day at work, and then I went to dinner with some co-workers. The company was paying, so I ate more than I should have, but it was good to get out on the town.

Changes are happening at work. They’re moving people around, and I need to choose a direction I’ll go in, next. I’ve been a generalist in my job for the past 2.5 years, and now I need to pick a specialty. I have three choices, and two of them don’t appeal to me. This is my chance to climb out of the boggy swamp of dealing with too many people who don’t actually want to do their jobs, and get more strategic in my role. This could be good, actually. And it will be a welcome change.

I hope.

I’ve been pretty busy, lately. I’ve published my print version of Top 10 Things I Wish Someone  Told Me After My Concussions, I’m plugging right along with my home life, I’ve made some great progress on some of my other projects, and work has been keeping me busy. Somehow, it feels like I turned a corner, over the past couple of months, and that feels pretty good. I lost a friend, last week, to leukemia, and that was rough. But I’m also seeing a lot of new openings in my life that are long overdue.

And that’s good.

I seem to have made peace with this job. I’m making the best of it, and I’m finding opportunities that work in my favor. So, that’s good. Most of all, I seem to be finding ways to “slot” different activities together, so I can get more done in less time. And it’s pretty satisfying to look at my lists of all that I got done, and know that I really made substantial, tangible progress.

Well, it’s been a long day, and I need to get some rest. The weather is cooperating, for once. A welcome break from all that cold.

Spring is definitely on the way.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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