Oh man what a whirlwind of the past few days. I really can’t even tell where all the time went…other than I am now working full time and LOVING IT! I mean, how could you not, walking around in this:
It is absolutely beautiful out here, at least at this spot where I surveyed today. It was a very early and quite a rigorous first day to say the least! Let’s put it this way, the survey that we did encompassed about 7 miles of walking!
But I must let you know, I won’t be able to talk too much about my job because much of it is confidential to our clients and only them. A bit of a disappointment that I won’t be able to discuss much of my job, but I will be able to provide you with some beautiful pictures!
The area I surveyed today is located near/in an area known as the California Poppy Reserve. I have never seen California’s State Flower look more beautiful…even though I’m actually about a month late in seeing how really amazing it could have looked!
It was absolutely breathtaking most of the time…until all the grass seeds were digging into my legs so badly that I cringed with every step. Time to readjust!
How else am I trying to readjust my life right now?
Yep, I’m currently living here:
Not to easy for me when I like having lots of fresh foods and such, plus a kitchen! But, I cam prepared with a few things to hopefully last me through the week:
That is a lot of cans of beans: chickpeas, mixed beans and black beans. Awesome to mix in everything…and thank goodness I brought my rice maker so I can have some sort of grain!
Of course my cabinet staples and then fresh fruit to follow:
Thank god for my mini fridge. Not as cold as it really should be, but I’m dealing with it. Lots of fresh fruits, yogurt, hummus, cheese and bread thins.
hopefully I’m set for the field for at least a week. And only a week…we’re apartment searching tomorrow so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we’ll find something for me to move into asap! My new coworker is showing up next week so I’ll be rooming with him until the end of summer. After that, I’ll have it all to myself!
A little recap of my Side Note I talked about the other day:
As I mentioned, I decided on Friday not to step on the scale Saturday morning, being it the only chance for me to weigh myself before heading off to my new job…but being at home…I had/have such a deep routine ingrained in my head that lo and behold I found myself standing on the scale, looking at the wall.
I stood there, staring at the wall, asking myself why I was really standing there; what it was going to do for me; what it wasn’t going to do for me; how it wouldn’t help; and so on and so forth.
I stepped back off.
I never looked down and saw the number. I never needed to see it and I still don’t need to see it. None the less, I feel like a champ being able to reject the urge to see that number. I’m not gonna lie, I still have a huge inkling to see how much I do weigh…but like many of you said, the cons outweigh the pros, I don’t want the weight of the guilt I would develop to sit on my shoulders, and what we should all believe:
NUMBERS DO NOT DEFINE US.
THEY DO NOT HELP AT ALL.
I encourage all of you to check out the wonderful comments left about the debate in my head and I hope that if you have the same sort of struggle, that the words from these woman will help you find the courage to move away from the scale and further on with your life! ]]