Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my life in January.
Also, I’m back from Mexico! Did you miss me??? I’m going to be trying hard to catch up on everyone’s blogs as well as all the comments I’ve missed on mine while I was gone. I ended up having no internet at all which was amazing but now I have so much to catch up on!
New Year’s Day
I had a nice and quiet New Year’s Day at home. Really it’s a stressful holiday as we are supposed to stay up until midnight, sleep in the next day, and then go to work the next. Ugh, the worst. But it wasn’t so bad considering this year New Year’s Day was a Tuesday so there were only three days left in the week before the next weekend, so thank goodness for small miracles I guess! Anyway, the day was mostly spent getting ready to go back to work (mentally more than anything else), watching some Netflix, and some more YouTube as well as laundry to be able to start getting packed for my vacay. At this point I only had one more weekend between myself and my flight so I wanted to make sure if I needed to get anything I had plenty of time over the weekend to get stuff!
Back to Work
After the holiday break we had a three day work week. Naturally, it felt as if it had been two weeks long and we sure voiced that multiple times by Friday. Really, we’re such dramatic babies! Anyway, I was hard at work preparing for my upcoming vacation. I think at this point though no one is really worried that I’ll be gone for two weeks. They know I’m on top of my work and I worked really hard before the break to make sure I was ahead off schedule, delivering work to my clients a month in advance and so on. Plus I finished training the new team member and she’s been doing an amazing job. Of course, I did pick this month because it’s one of my slowest months of the year, so that certainly helps!
I got quite a laugh out of my manager the day we came back from the holiday break as he sent reminders to everyone how much vacation time we have left to schedule. I have five days left (on top of the Mexico trip and two other days I randomly scheduled). Since we’d just returned from a week and a half off and I was leaving for two weeks in another week and a half, I was if he was really that tired of seeing me already. He said he just wanted to remind everyone to use their time. I love my jokes.
Otherwise, we focused on taking down the decorations, getting rid of the ugly tree, and scheduling massages! Yes, that’s right! There is a spa near the office that was offering free massages on Tuesdays for January to people working for companies in the area. Since I was going to be gone for half the month I quickly scheduled mine for the Tuesday before I left. It was a free half hour Swedish massage and I hadn’t had one in ages! I’d actually been planning to try and get one for awhile, so it worked out well.
I’m going to save most of my trip for a separate post (or more likely two posts), but I still wanted to talk about it a bit here!
Overall, it was a great trip! I think two weeks was the perfect amount. I got time with my grandfather, time to see Morelia a bit, time for a vacay in it (more on that in my separate posts), time to explore Mexico City, and plenty of downtime too! I want to try to stick with the two weeks plan but we shall see what happens. Honestly, I just can’t believe how fast it went!
Back to Work x2
So technically I haven’t gone back to work yet, that’s tomorrow! But it’s tough to get back after time off, and this will be a full week so I’m a little worried about that! However, it will also include at least one work from home day since we’re about to get a massive snow store tonight. At some point this week it’s also supposed to be negative 47 degrees, so it looks like I wasn’t gone long enough! So working from home should lessen the impact of having such a structured schedule again and it will be nice catching up with everyone again!
So that’s a quick snapshot of my life this month! I have so much more to share from Mexico. However, it’s so much that I’m pretty sure that it will be split into at least two posts. There might be more later on! Let me know what you’re most excited to hear about from those posts.
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