I meant to update this more frequently but life has been pretty hectic. I now have one full-time job and one part-time job so I work about 50 hours a week, sometimes more. I like my full-time position for the most part. I think it will offer me a lot more opportunities than my previous position. I work in member services for a company that buys groceries for smaller chains around the country. Everyone there has been very kind and helpful so far which is always a plus. I am technically a temp there right now but I hope to be converted to an actual employee in the near future.
I still volunteer at the parrot rescue, but I have dropped the frequency down to about every other week right now. After I started my new position, I didn’t go for almost two months while I adjusted to my schedule. I missed the birds a lot. I like to think that they missed me too. Daisy got on my shoulder and rested his head on my cheek. Considering that he tends to bite everyone else, I think that’s pretty cool.
Earlier this year, I also started volunteering a local raptor center. It’s been on my list of things to try for a few years now, and I really like it. We just expanded to a new facility, and it’s amazing. It’s been a while since I’ve felt so optimistic and energized about something. There’s a lot of work to do there to get it ready for all of our plans, but it’s a big step in the right direction for the center.
All of these things in addition to trying to have a social life mean that I have a lot going on most days. It was getting pretty bad for a few weeks. It got to the point where I was getting physically ill every few days due to lack of sleep. I think I finally got that under control though. I haven’t been violently sick in several weeks now. I often wish I had some more free time to myself to get projects done around the house. I’ve been saying no a little more frequently to events that require a half a day’s a more commitment. I need some time to make sure that I’m taking care of myself.
That pretty much sums up my life as is right now. More updates to come. Peace out everyone!