I still feel fortunate every day that I have a new job that I love. I love the crazy hours, I love the crazy situations I get to try to problem solve, I love the people I’m learning from. It’s been a full six months that I’ve worked this job of switchy shifts!
I love the crazy hours but I am still having a little bit of an “adjustment disorder” to my first summer (practically since forever) of working like a normal person.
I’ve had ‘personal pity parties’ a few times this summer, as I feel pretty isolated from my typical social life with friends and family. It seems that when my family and friends are available or doing fun things, I am working, and when I have time off or want to plan something fun with friends, everyone has plans. I hate spending my time off alone!
I do pride myself on a positive outlook and I remind myself often that there are so many great things about my job and my life and that it won’t always be this crazy – or if it is, I will get used to it! I am confident that next summer will be better, as I am better able to plan time off – at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
Have you had a big lifestyle change that impacted your time with family and friends? How did you cope?
- Pity Party No More: Who’s in Your Friendtourage? (bouncebackjournal.wordpress.com)
- Leap Year Lesson #164: Self-Pity Is Such a Waste of Time (jeffrossblog.com)
- My Attitude=POSITIVE (onthebrighterside.net)
- Got that Monday feeling? It could be social jet lag (dailymail.co.uk)