How is it possible that it has been three whole weeks since my last post?! I am very, very sorry for not posting in so long, and also for not replying to comments and e-mails for so long. I have really missed blogging, and I am very grateful to those of you who haven’t given up on me and have continued checking for new updates!
So far, March has been a wonderful, but busy month, and when I was filling out a bracket for the NCAA basketball March Madness (which I couldn’t resist doing because it is a family tradition which I have always loved), I realized that ‘March Madness’ summed up my month so far quite well. I can’t remember, and don’t have time to tell you, everything that has happened, but I thought I would give you a very brief overview of what March has included for me so far.
On the first of March, we got the keys for our new apartment. We had been busy taking our things out of storage and doing laundry and packing up the weekend before the move, and on moving day, I actually had the day off of work and went with Ben to his appointment with the immunologist, where we found out that Ben is also allergic to onions and eggs. Wow, has eating become complicated. In the afternoon, we packed up the car and headed across the peak district. When we got to our flat, we unpacked our essential items, went out and got some groceries, and washed enough dishes to make dinner for the night. Luckily, the next day was Friday, so after working that day, we were able to spend the weekend unpacking and going back for another car load and then unpacking that. It has now been two weeks and
two three (I didn’t manage to finish writing this yesterday) days since we got the keys to our flat, and finally, it is beginning to feel like I know where things are and like I am at home here.
Work has continued to be really interesting and enjoyable, although I am starting to have more responsibility and my days are now incredibly busy. However, I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is a career path want to pursue. I definitely still look forward to my weekends, but for the first time in my life, when Sunday nights come around, I don’t dread getting up the next morning. For most of my years in school (middle and high school at least), and during most of my PhD, my weekends were actually not very fun because I was so worried about having to go back to school/work. Now I love my free time, and I would happily take a little bit more, but I also really do look forward to my job. Some days are difficult, some days are stressful, but I am learning a lot, meeting interesting people, and there are at least large parts of my work days which I genuinely enjoy. I feel very lucky.
I could write about twenty more posts about my experiences at work so far, but part of why I haven’t posted in so long is because I am overwhelmed by all the things that I have experienced since my last post that I’d like to share. What I am beginning to realize is that I will continue to have lots of thoughts about both psychology and food, and I won’t have time to share all of them. However, in order to keep this blog going, I won’t let the huge amount of topics I want to write about stop me from writing anything. So some future posts may be long re-cap posts, and some may be short stories about something that happened in my day, but I am really going to try now to get back to posting at least a few times per week.
And I had big ideas yesterday about adding pictures to this post, but it is now Sunday night and I am trying to quickly finish this from under the covers in bed…and the pictures are going to have to follow in another post. But I promise they will be worth waiting for. 🙂
Hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick’s Day yesterday!