11/12

Oh so very close to a break. It was an eventful day: I concluded timer training and am now a jack-of-all-trades in the DTOC. I can take a call on just about any issue and see it through to a resolution. I worked quite a bit on my billing handout, which covers common issues and procedures for the training I will be giving in the coming weeks. I don’t think the situations are all that complicated, but it’s a lot of new steps in Oracle for these reps and I want to give them instruction on things they will actually need to know in order to do it right. I received four hours of training and most of it I never used on the phones. My instruction will change all that.

I had a 45 minute conversation with my best friend Will, who currently lives in the Bay Area and has a job and an apartment up there. He has been offered another job in Portland Oregon though he is debating about what to do. We caught up on each other’s lives and had a great talk. I don’t give people advice about what they should do with their lives. Who am I to tell you how to live? I sympathize and discuss the possible outcomes of decisions. It’s nice to be in demand as he is. I know the feeling quite well. So that was good to hear from him. I hope he figures out what it is that will make him happy.

I’m chugging along here blog, and boy do I feel the battery level plummeting. Today I literally sat in my truck at lunch and stared blankly at my leg after I had inhaled my sandwich. I just couldn’t think or move or do deny thing at all. I was only half way through my day, and I was getting really crunchy. But I didn’t back down and run from that feeling, I pulled myself up and got after it. My body has also been tired because I’ve been working out. I’m so fucking out of shape. I can only do it until my muscles ache, then I stop. And the next day, I can go a little bit longer. My idea is to build up endurance and stamina so that I can make it a full 30 minutes or more. Right now I’m not even close to that, but I will be.

Emotionally I’m doing great. It’s my energy level that is in the outhouse. But I have just one more day to go before two days off in a row! And the first weekend of the championship in the family league. I’m not optimistic about my chances. In the league that I run, round one of the playoffs starts today and concludes Monday. I will either be eliminated, or advance to the championship to be decided in both leagues on week 17. I have a much better chance of winning the crown at work, where my team is stacked and ready to rock. In the family league, it would take a minor miracle to get me there.

I’m going to bed. I can’t wait to write that 12/12 post tomorrow. Free at last.

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4 thoughts on “11/12

  1. Glad you got to hang out with your friend today. Grats on working out! I hope you stick with your plan and get the outcome you desire and maintain the best health you can. Happy to hear you are doing so well emotionally, as well. Keep on keepin’ on, my friend. You got this! :)

    • Thanks Mandy! My best friend actually lives a good 500 miles from me, so we had a great phone call last night. He’s coming down for the holidays so I will get to see him in person soon, but not for another week or so. Thank you for your encouragement, I really do appreciate it. I do have this! And I have just one more full day of face-grinding action to go before a long overdue rest. I am continuing to work out even though I am tired, because I know in the long run it is the best thing for me to do to help my body stay healthy. Your words mean a lot, so I greatly appreciate you leaving them here. Have a rock-solid day! I’ll check in at 12/12 tonight and we can all celebrate!

  2. Its awesome that you’re motivated to better yourself. Why is your energy level low?

    Every time I look at the title of one of your posts I have to remond myself its not a date.

    • Well I have been working for 12 days straight with no day off, hence the post title. I find that my battery does recharge after a night’s rest to get me through the next day, but it’s not the same as having a full day off and getting in a solid recharge. I need a day where I don’t have to get up right away and go into work. Doing that 12 days in a row is brutal. So I thought of that title comment too. Ha, yeah it does look like a date. I should have gone back and called the 9 of 12, 10 of 12 and so on.

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