Wistful for Friends

The Logical Heart Knows Best

I had a long super busy shift at work today. The clients were pleasant and appreciative though, that always helps. Losing that hour of sleep from the time change had me even more wiped out.

I think there’s been only one day since I started working there that I didn’t take a nap after work. I’m on my feet and in constant motion all shift with constant multitasking and when the census is high, it’s a lot of work for one person, so it makes it challenging.

It’s satisfying because you see your work get done immediately. It’s task-oriented and requires no complex brain work, lol. And most of the time I’m not interacting with people. It’s a nice break for me. Simple, honest work.

I’m thankful.

Before I drifted off for my nap I was looking at the foothills to see if I could glimpse another orby thingy, I was eager and hopeful, like a kid trying to catch a glimpse of Santa on Christmas eve, lol. I tried googling orbs, but the only thing that came close was a UFO website that described something similar. I will try and get a photo if I see it again. Fun!

I was supposed to Skype with the kids today, but I was 2 hours late getting off work, so we had to postpone. I miss them so much, but I’m growing used to it now. That empty nest forlornness has mostly faded. I’m settling into our new life.

The thing that was draining the life out of me has been let go of. What a relief to no longer work as a nurse. I am more determined than ever to live in alignment with what my logical heart keeps telling me deep down inside.

I’ve made rapid progress over the last few years and I believe participating in Conscious Growth Club has a lot to do with it. It’s so wonderful to have a loving, supportive group where we’re all helping one another grow and create positive ripples in the world together.

I haven’t met many people in my daily encounters who are into personal growth, especially not in Louisiana. So it’s wonderful to have an online tribe of like-minded souls. I haven’t ventured out much or made any friends here in Colorado yet. There are more woo woo, spiritual, personal growth people here though, so I may have better luck 🙂

Seeing Oprah and Gayle yesterday made me wistful for the days when I did have those close friendships, where we’d just shoot the shit, hang out and be goofy, just happy to be in each other’s company. The friends where you feel so comfortable and become even more you with them. They bring out the delight in you, the mischief, you bubble over with a squidgy giggly type of love 😀

Adding it to the list, 2020…the year of doing scary things, making epic memories, enjoying goofy fun friends and being audacious 😀 I like it! ?

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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