The first month of 2017 is already over and I honestly can’t believe that so many life changes has happened in my life in these few weeks. So many changes professional and personal – that it has me racking my brain and a lot of adjustments.
Work Life – My professional life has changed immensely from living only a 15 minute drive away from work to now an hour or and hour and a half drive depending on how bad traffic is that day. We moved all the way to Stellenbosch from Bellville – which is a shit distance to travel every day. We all got this as a shock we had no idea the company was looking to move offices. I am still in shock that this happened and feel sad that they never considered our situations as we all have different circumstances – but what can one do especially when you are established in a company for more than 3 years its not as easy to just leave and find a new job. There’s so much to consider , like how would that company treat you? Are the people nice? Salary? Are they flexible? It would be easier for me to quit and get a job close by, but with so many things to consider it’s not that easy… So I guess I will need to bite the bullet and continue traveling for now.
This entire situation has left me stressed out of my mind because I do not have my driver’s license yet so it’s difficult being mobile also when our offices and my home is nowhere near any public transport route leaving me to relay on others to get to and from work. This situation is just so frustrating but what makes me more upset is that no one asked how we felt about it before renting new offices so far away. I guess no use going on about that, because things just won’t change – I am trying to adapt though having to get up earlier and getting home later takes some time to get use to that. That does leave me less time to spend on blogging and I can really see that my blog has been suffering so I am still working on a schedule to suit my new times.
Personal Life – Here’s one area in my life that just makes up for everything bad and stressful!! I moved in with Justin!! I can’t begin to stress at how happy that makes me. Having to fall asleep in his arms every night no matter how bad my day was it really does make a huge difference I was spending most of my time at his place anyway. So to help us save for my car and our new home we getting next year we made the decision that I would move in , it just makes sense I miss him so much when I am not with him. We have been together for a little over 3 years now and its been the best 3 years of my life. I am so thrilled we took the next step in our relationship and I am really looking forward to our amazing life together.
I have also just started with driving classes! I do plan on doing about 10 to 20 hours worth of classes. 2 hours every Saturday which does take up my weekend or most of it, but learning how to drive would be worth it in the end. That will probably take me 5 to 10 weeks, only once I feel comfortable driving and the driving instructor thinks I am ready will I try and get my license which I am happy and nervous about.
I have also been very careful on what I eat and cutting out a lot of carbs and sugar. I haven’t had coffee in 3 weeks which surprisingly I had no idea I would be able to survive day to day without my daily cup of coffee. I’ve been eating smaller meals as well and during the 3 weeks I have lost a total of 7 kg which I am thrilled about only have a few more to reach my goal weight. It has really opened my eyes at how much bad stuff is in food! Even food you would think is healthy is not healthy at all containing high carbs and sugars which plays a big part in gaining weight.
So that’s pretty much what has been going on in my life recently just so much going on it’s been taking its toll on me mentally, but there has also been such great changes that makes up for everything. I do apologise for this lengthy post guys!!