So I’ve just finished reading 52 small changes: One year to a happier, healthier you by Brett Blumenthal. I really enjoyed this book, and while there were numerous things that (1) I already do, or (2) know I should be doing, there were also (3) things that I probably never would have though to include as a small change to try to make myself happier and healthier. So while it didn’t take a year to read the book, it will take basically the 52 weeks to do the challenge (though there are some that I’ve already been doing for awhile, there are other that I know will take longer than a week to incorporate into a new routine. Follow me, as I embark on winding journey of becoming happier and healthier while navigating job searching, interviews, and the possibility of moving (either somewhere within the US or abroad).
It has been a little over a week since my job ended at OSU, within the biochemistry and molecular biology department, where I’d been for basically three and a half years (as both a post-doc and a senior research specialist/undergraduate research techniques instructor). While it was bittersweet that the job was ending, all chapters have to come to a close at some point.
Today is a day of relaxing and trying to get into a new healthier routine for awhile before I find a new job that will probably have me within a few weeks forgetting about all the effort I’ve put into trying to balance my life.
I’ve realized over the past few months that I need to focus (and probably pencil in) time for both mental recharging, physical activity (I am rather irritated with myself that I’m currently at my heaviest I’ve been since finishing grad school), personal development, and professional development.
Follow me on my journey as I try to figure out exactly who I am, where I should be, and what I should be doing.