A new shift, a new beginning

A new shift, a new beginning

Today I started working 2nd shift instead of the overnight shift. I enjoyed the overnight shift, but I think I am going to like this shift a lot more. I am a Chemical Dependency Technician at a drug and alcohol treatment facility; males 18+.

With working this shift I get to interact with the guys more. It’s nice to hear them chatting and laughing together. They are great guys and I have such respect for the courage they have to tackle the demon, aka addiction, that haunts their daily lives.

As I’ve mentioned in a couple previous posts, I’m also working towards becoming more of a minimalist.

So I figure with all these changes, I will also start being more deliberate with my eating habits. Tonight’s dinner was Taylor Farms Organic Power Greens Wellness Blend salad with a serving of shredded Colby Jack cheese and enough Western dressing to add a little kick of flavor.

What is in the Wellness Blend salad, you ask?

Well, let me tell you:

  • Spinach
  • Mizuna (I have no idea what this is. I’ve never heard of it)
  • Chard
  • and Kale

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it in just plain salad form, as I’ve only ever used it in smoothies or mixed with either scrambled eggs or in an omelet. To my surprise it tasted like any other salad with cheese and western dressing would. And I brought Cuties with me for a snack. Go me!

One of these days the changes I desire to make will stick. Maybe it’s this time and maybe it’s not. But if I don’t keep trying, change will never come.




Taking the first step

My transformation into living more of a minimalist lifestyle is slowly taking place.

I’m to a point where I am ready to start selling my stuff. Starting with that damn TV. I give way too much time to that thing. It needs to go.

I also need to sell my living room furniture so that I can purchase my convertible/sleeper sofa. Possibly and end table or two as well, but I want them to be very simple. Perhaps a sitting chair as well. Some sort of unique find at a quaint little shop. With a convertible/sleeper sofa I will be able to get rid of my crappy mattress. I also need to get rid of my bedroom set. I’ve had it for just over 21 years, I think it’s time to part ways with it.

Once all of that is done I can create my meditation space. I think I am looking forward to this the most. It will consist of a mini table top zen garden, a bonsai tree, Chakra stones, and an earthy scented candle. It will be a space of tranquility. Slowly but surely I would like to create my entire living space into something quite similar.

Brilliant! I just decided that since I won’t have a need for a bed, my bedroom will become somewhat of a yoga space. I wonder if I can find a small TV with a built-in DVD player (I love my Elena Brower Yoga DVD)

And I can hang MY nature photo’s throughout. Perhaps even some that I’ve added inspirational quotes to. I will definitely need one with a Cheryl Strayed quote!

So, here is my week’s goal:

  • Take photo’s of everything I want to sell and get them posted for sale.
  • Take books and DVD/blu-rays to Half Priced Books. Maybe even donate some to work.
  • Look for a place to dispose of mattress/box spring and dresser/night stand.
  • Donate clothes or sell to second hand/consignment shop.

This might be a bit ambitious for one week. I’ll start with the top two and work my way down.

Very excited about this new transformation/path! I think it will make a huge difference on my way of life.