Transitioning: Jobs, insurance, lifestyle

Last month, I left my job to join the University Relations team at Newman University.

A lot of things change when you change jobs.

I have a new boss, a new team, a new desk, new tasks…

I have new health insurance, a new dental plan, new investments…

I have new energy, new sleeping habits, new morning rituals…

I have work-life balance. 

When once I would wake up with work – checking email while making coffee at 6 a.m. (if I could pull myself out of bed that early)…

And when once I would go to bed with work – checking email again before finally closing my eyes…

And when once I would dream about work…

I don’t check my email until I get to the office in the morning – though it’s still pretty impossible to wake up at 6.

I don’t check my email when I’m at home in the evening.

I don’t bring work home.

I go out with friends. I stay in with my husband. I make dinner – and I’m getting so good at cooking protein.

We went to a musical, people.

Even after just four weeks, I have so much more energy. I want to do stuff again!

Like work out.

Cook food.

Walk the dog.

Get a Fitbit.

I don’t know how many times a person is allowed to fall off and get back on the metaphorical wagon, but I plan on giving it another go.