Remember me? Well, it’s good news and bad news.
My back finally got better. Took forever. But, I don’t even think about it these days. That’s good. Even better, I got a permanent job. I applied for a job on May 27th as a shot in the dark. They called me on May 31st. First came the phone interviews. Then, I went in for an in-person interview on June 20th – one year to the day of when my layoff at the other job started! Well, two days later, they made me an offer and I accepted. Staying on the good news part: It’s a great company, the pay is good, and it is a nice career move as it really expands my work experience. Started the job on July 10th. (Now there one month.)
Now, the bad news: The job is SUPER busy. There are days where I literally don’t have time to eat lunch or take a piss. I sit at my desk or in meetings ALL DAY. And, the only feasible way for me to get there is to take two trains each way – and it’s a TWO HOUR commute EACH WAY, everyday.
So, this is now my day: Get up at 5:30 AM. On the train platform at 6:45 AM. At the office at 8:20 AM. Leave work at 5:40 PM (and get looks for leaving when others are staying). Back on the train. Transfer to the other train. Get home at 7:30 PM. Eat dinner. Spend an hour trying to figure out what’s going on with my family – who I barely see these days. Then, start to pass out at 9 PM because I need to get out at 5:30 AM and am exhausted from the day.
It’s repeated, every day. And, on Saturdays, I take about a half day each week to just try and recover from the week.
Exercise? When??? I haven’t done anything in FOUR MONTHS.
You would think I would have lost weight with not having time to eat, being in the office, extra. No dice. I have been stuck at 204 pounds since I started there. Probably because of all the sitting, etc.
I really don’t have an answer. But, at least I can sleep at night because I know that I can pay bills now.