To keep your balance, you must keep moving

First, let me start by saying this.

I'm so flipping sorry.

I went all "got a new job, working 40 hours a week and now I'm too cool for school" on all my readers. I am a total flake.

But now I'm going to be better, because all the sudden I have this new zest for life. Yes, I just said zest and life and went all vegan cheeseball on everyone but it's true.

Sure, I'm still in the honeymoon period of my new job, but let me just say one thing: It kicks ass.

I mean it. My job totally rocks and aside from my stint as a copy editor (which had an awesome bunch of people but really atrocious pay), I haven't been able to say that about a job ever. Even during the first week.

Between the conference in San Antonio I had last week and my first official week coming to a close today, I feel so ridiculously honored to be apart of this company. A company that rewards its employees, recognizes their talents and gives them more than the tools we need to complete our tasks. So this is what being invested in feels like ...

OK, so I'll totally quit gushing about my job now before you completely run out on me forever.

Along with the new job came more hours, 40 hours a week to be exact (my previous job was part-time), so I'm still getting used to the 7:30-4:30 days. They schedule really isn't bad, but because I finally feel like I'm doing something I love for a company I love, I want to start doing lots of other things I love. You'd be so proud of me readers. This Chubby Vegan Mom even set up a work-out date for a cardio kick boxing class with another momma friend ... at 5:45 in the morning! Have I mentioned between a decent sleep schedule, some yoga and a good cup of coffee I'm really starting to embrace this whole morning person thing.

While I don't mind being the Chubby Vegan Mom, I want to be the Chubby Vegan Mom with a healthy heart at the very least, dropping a few (er, the good 30 I need to be 'healthy,' seriously, 30 lbs, can you believe that?) pounds certainly wouldn't hurt. Heart disease runs rampant in my family so I've got to jump on top of this situation as soon as possible.

So between starting the new job, trying to evoke healthy habits and a good 10-12 hours of softball lessons a week (yeah I pitched for my college team and give lessons now, what what?), I'm having a hard time balancing all these new and improved areas of my life. I keep telling myself it's OK, softball season will be underway soon and everything will slow down, but to be honest, for once, I kind of like the chaos. I kind of like being busy. I kind of like having an urgency to do things and I kind of like having a reason to feel absolutely exhausted at the end of the day. And most of all, I kind of really like liking all of this stuff. I'm starting to feel more like myself than I have in a while, which is probably going to bring a lot of positives and maybe some whiplash, but it's going to be OK.

I'm going to do a better job of balancing though, a better job of not neglecting my daughter, my husband, my family and friends, my house (and the cleanliness of it!), my blog, my newspaper column and everything else my crazy, neurotic brain is passionate about.

Instead of living life laying around on the couch I'm going to get out and do more, see more and be more. As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

What better way to live?

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  1. I'm so happy to hear that becoming a morning person is turning out to be a worthwhile endeavor! Congratulations on landing a job that you love!

  2. One word JEALOUS...I am currently working towards this kind of Choas in my life. Looking for new career SUCKS but I know that finding one that I enjoy will be great. Congradualtions on the "moving".