For April, May June. I think going every 3 months will work fairly well for me this year.
So lets start with what I want to continue.
1. Dog care. I would like to continue to be a better Dog Mom. Initially I think I was just thinking about essentially walking him more. But I am also trying to keep up on his grooming and nails. Both Nail trimming and grooming take a lot of patience from me. Teulu gets a bit nervous and so I usually have to do a little at a time. But as we work on this he does get easier. So that one stays.
2. Running. Well. it has been quite the roller coaster in the past weeks. No more coach, new training plan, etc. I ran possibly a PR today in the 5K and won my age group, but the race was so disorganized I am not counting it as one.
I’d like to be well entrenched in my training plan for my Half in july by the end of these three months. Given the big change in my job this is going to take some dedication…and juggling. especially in April, the first month of the job. I start April 9th. So we’ll see how I can do.
Biggest thing is to avoid injury! And I have regained 3 of the 10 pounds I have lost. I need to leave them again and leave about 8 more. Ugh….
3. New Job. Well. I am going through a transition that is huge. Essentially I always think of staff nursing as a JOB, not a career. In that I arrive at work, I do the work, and I go home. I do not take work home. I’m not responsible for any kind of ongoing initiatives etc. So…Essentially it is a lot like working at a factory.
Now, I will also go to work, do the work and go home. But I will be taking work home, mostly in the form of reading and such. I will be responsible for ongoing initiatives at the hospital, and having to take some responsibilities for outcomes. I will also be working on my Master’s Degree in Public Health AND the certification exam for the CIC.
So it is really different. I’m not 100% sure I will like the change. In fact, part of me feels very resistant. On the other hand…there are so many exhausting pitfalls to bedside nursing that part of me also feels very thrilled to be suddenly going to work in the office part of the hospital, in clean clothing, things will be quieter and I will have time to think as I try to solve problems.
So for April, May, June, I’d like to focus on the job.
1. establishing a work pattern.
2. getting more used to doing reading in my off time.
3. enrollment into the UF certificate program.
At this point, I am not exactly sure what the actual routine of the work day will be. If I can get that down I think I will feel successful for the first 3 months.
So thats all! i think my main thing is to really really focus on the work and being more organized that I normally am.
Wish me luck!