I want to be healthy and happy again.
March 24, 2006 6:03 AM Subscribe
I am quitting my day job? What kinds of things should I indulge in or good habits should I pick up before I go back to school in fall?
A little background, I work in a rather awful museum/nonprofit kind of place where the boss man is miserable and tries to make everyone else miserable. I dread coming to work in the morning, it makes my skin crawl, my stomach turn, my teeth grind. I sit at my desk seething half the day. I have packed on 15 lbs in the last year and greatly increased my smoking habit (5 smokes a day to almost a pack and a half)
I started working in a bar at night to save some money so I can quit. I will work from 8-5 and be absolutely exhaustive, then go straight to the bar and work till 3 and be absolutely happy and glowing. So, I decided that something has to break as my hair is falling out.
I am going to finish my Ph.D as that is what I have always wanted to do, but I have a little break. I want to get happy and healthy, break all the bad habits that these two very stressfull years have embedded.
So far I want to: quit smoking, start at the gym again, walk my dog, work on my landscaping, go ahead and start learning German again. This may be one of the last times in my life when I regularly have day time to do what I want. So what should I do. I live in Atlanta if that matters.