Friday, January 29, 2010

At January's End

Alright, the beginning of 2010 could have gotten a little smoother... For some odd reason, I had trouble sleeping for a week. Hey, it happens, no big deal. But then, I learned that one of my co-workers had found another job. I was worried that I would have a heavier workload, and, for a few reasons, was unable to discuss it with my Team Lead for about a week. So lack of sleep caused my stress level to shoot up higher, and the more I thought about it, the more stressed I got. At the end of that week, I was ready to burst. Thankfully, I spoke to my Team Lead and I was worried for nothing as my workload will not change. I have since been able to recover on sleep, but I am still tending my frayed nerves.

On the plus side though, I took a long weekend to rest up a bit, and decided to blitz the remainder of chapter 3 from my book and get somewhere. So, I did. My head was telling me to stop, but my stubborness told it to suck it up and keep on working. And although it went against my sleep recovery plans (I ended up going to bed a little after midnight), I went to bed with a sense of pride.

So now, after a roller coaster of emotions, I get ready to bid farewell to January, greet the new month, start a new chapter of my book, take care of myself, and work on keeping a positive outlook.

Keep on smiling, everyone! And take care!

Edit: Before calling it quits for the night, I also finally tinkered with my blog, added my friend's blogs in the sidebar and removed those borders around the posts (oh dotted borders, how I loathed thee). About me will come soon!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

And So The Truth Comes Out...

Okay, okay, I admit it, the last few posts were an effort to keep myself motivated. Somehow I just ended up posting random stuff to make myself feel like I was getting something done, but I was not. Although this year I am surprisingly inspired. I made two New Year's resolutions. I normally forget them within the next few weeks of making them (don't ask me what last year's was) but this year I feel like I can actually get them done.

Resolution number two was to get myself in shape. I used to move a lot (and move equipment) at my last job, so exercise was not important when I got home. Now that I am at a desk job, I have no stamina and lost all the strength I had gained. On Dec. 27th, I purchased Wii Fit and have been averaging a half hour a day. I can already feel some improvement and am starting to feel better about my own physical shape.

Ok, here's the resolution that pertains to this blog: To get a website up and running before the end of the year. No matter how crappy or small this website is, as long as I have something up there, I can keep on working at it afterwards.

So now, with renewed motivation, I have started opening up my PHP book again and I now see some progress. I have a small agenda in which I record which page I am at at the end of every day (and how many minutes spent on Wii Fit). It may be a small step to try to keep this motivation alive, but it is better than none! I am quite happy about this sudden burst of motivation, and I plan on trying to make the most of it.