Today was a great day. Nothing special. I set my intention during my meditation that I would have a day where I grasped the new information I needed to know quickly and easily and that I'd end the day tired but not exhausted (unlike yesterday). I working with a lot of numbers, so focusing on details can be very tiring after hours of uninterrupted work.
Every time I felt my thoughts drift towards things I didn't like (nothing to do with work, more random thoughts) I let those go and started thinking about all the things I do want. I'm working right now with the concept that you create your own reality. Positive or negative with your thoughts, and more importantly your emotions. It's much easier now that I'm engaged in a job, and I'm not fending off worries about how soon my monetary concerns would be alleviated. That happened pretty quickly once I started envisioning and journaling about what I wanted. I need to catch my breath, then I'll start working with the experiential learning and see where that leads.
My daughter told me tonight how much she likes "working Mom", as I have a lot more energy at night. I have to. I have more to do. I need to do lunches the night before, make sure the kids lay out their clothes ahead of time, etc. Now that all three of us are trying to look presentable, I don't have time to oversee them in the mornings. I get up 15 minutes earlier (at 5:15am, ugh, so early) so I can shower before I start meditating. So far so good. Everyone's gotten out the door with lunches, homework, etc. And I've still had my hour of meditation. Even more important now that I don't have any free time during the day.
This afternoon, one of the senior managers came into the office (he works out of a different office) because he wanted to meet me. Apparently one of the reasons they're so excited about me is that each of my former bosses, who are both very well known and respected in the Oakland business arena; and who the main players at this company all know personally, gave me absolutely "glowing" reviews. Awwwaa! Thanks old bosses!
I'm going to read for a bit before bed. I have trouble unwinding this early in the evening, but I'm really trying to get to sleep by 10:45 at the absolute latest. No more LS for awhile. Bummer, but it's well worth it. A lot to do. I need my beauty rest. I'm a busy lady.
Ooh, I almost forgot, some of my commercial lending contacts are calling to find out where I've been hiding. It's nice to know I'm missed. I need to find my bearings, then I'll get back into networking for that, and also for the horses.