Feeling thankful

15-things-to-be-thankful-forThe past few weeks have been really busy for me, and I’ve just put blogging on the backburner for now. I don’t tend to publicise it much but I write part time for a website called Nouvelle Daily and blog for a video production company too which takes up about a day every week on top of my day job, so Fionalikestoblog is just for fun whenever I have time.

I started a new job about 3 weeks ago and it has been a really positive step for me in the right direction. I was heartbroken to leave my old job in a bakery/deli in the town where I grew up. I worked there when I was still at school and throughout some of my uni days, and when I was in a bind the owners really helped me out last year and gave me some part time work. Having been unable to work for over 6 months due to illness, I was a total liabilty as an employee and they took a risk taking me on, although I probably played down the extent of my issues to get in the door. Anyway, I suppose the point I’m making is that there are so many things for me to be thankful for recently. When you are down and in a vulnerable position you assume people will take advantage, but the goodness in humans has been shown to me at times when I needed it most. Aside from the owners, I worked with the loveliest group of ladies. We all looked out for each other and there was a good degree of understanding of what was expected of each other. We also stuffed our faces a lot and had a few good nights out. The customers there bought me engagement presents and gave me gifts when they found out I was leaving. Honestly, I have so many fond memories of that time in my life and I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I worked with and served everyday.

If I could have worked there forever I probably would have, but it was time to look for full time work in a more convenient location. My fiance works in the city centre, and a lot of our friends live there too so it made sense to start looking for work there to get me back into the swing of things. Crazily, I found a job within about a week and we have spent the last few weeks hunting for a flat in our favourite areas to get moved in ASAP. We have a flat sorted now and we are moving in this week. How exciting!

I’ve missed being at the gym recently too… I can’t wait to get back into a routine of lifting heavy things and jumping about like a maniac – if I have any energy left. This new job has me on my feet all day, so at least my trainers are still getting used everyday. But overall I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy, thankful that I am too busy working to be in the gym. Thankful that I have to make time to do the things I enjoy because I have so much to do right now. I will fit it all in eventually, I guess.

One thought on “Feeling thankful

  1. Such an inspiring post. It’s nice to see you are starting the year with such great adventures & opportunities ahead! Don’t put to much pressure on yourself about getting back in to a fitness routine, it will all fall in to place eventually! Thanks for the motivation! x

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