It’s a stressful getting ready for vacation. There’s a ton of stuff at work I have to finish and/or turnover. No one likes to take on additional workload especially when our team is so small. But no one complains. My sis will be looking after my place (at least I hope she will). So I want to clean up my mess before she comes over. I have a lot of lights that don’t work, the plumbing needs to be fixed and a few things that I want to get rid off. Last year I asked her to come by every 5 days or so to water the plants and to pick up my mail. She cleaned my fridge, my pantry shelves, made a list of all the food stuff in my fridge that was going to expire and organized my rubbermaid containers. She remains puzzled why I have so many containers without lids and vice versa. I tell her if she can find my missing socks, she’ll find those missing containers and lids.
I’ve also started a LinkedIn account. The first one I set up matched a bunch of people as potential connections. I let LinkedIn go through my list of contacts. But I didn’t realize there were so many people that I don’t want to connect to. So I deleted that and set up a new one. But the other day, an ex colleague found me. Now when I check on “People You May Know”, it’s showing colleagues, relatives, ex colleagues, friends etc… It’s strange because I used a brand new email id. I have no idea how LinkedIn matched all these people to my account. I’m sure some of you will eventually find me there. I have to spend some quality time on my resume and my LinkedIn.
To top it off, I wrenched my back on Monday. I think it started last Saturday when I missed a step. But I saw a chiropractor who stretched, pulled and adjusted me. My spine didn’t pop though when he adjusted it. I thought it would because I haven’t cracked my back for a few days. I also received my first acupuncture treatment too. I have to go back in a couple of days for another session.
But despite these problems, I’m still fortunate and have it better than a lot of people. I am still healthy enough to travel. Even if I lose my job, I have a bit of savings to survive on. But most of all, I can still write to keep me sane.