It’s been a while since having an update on the Joe-man so here we go.
Before the holidays I was feeling pretty nuked, and ready to just disappear for a while.
So I took 2 weeks off at the end of the year, and just sorta sat on my couch and decompressed for a while. This gave me some clarity on how I wanted to tackle my life in the new year.
I had a good talk with my boss about the direction we were taking with our project work, and how some of it was making me feel uneasy given the current state of the company. Thankfully she agreed and had been having a lot of the same thoughts. So we made some changes that make my ongoing work a little less stressful. I’m currently leading 2 different teams working on measuring the results of our project and I was a little concerned at first, but I’m settling into it now.
I also backed down from instructing at the dojo for the time being. I love teaching, but I’ve just been so tired from work that I haven’t felt like I could give it the energy it needs. I was also doing a lot of preparation and lesson planning to make sure the classes flowed right, and I just didn’t have time to do this to my satisfaction. I also just needed to reclaim a few more evenings a week to relax after work and let my brain settle instead of feeling like I’m always on the run.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I want to focus on in the months left before my black belt testing. A recent visit from one of our high ranking instructors really give me a focus for where I would like to go in my training. That visit also included a large amount of bruises. Good times.
So, I’m starting to feel a little more relaxed about things, which is very nice, and I just heard that our executives are jazzed about our plan going forward. So on that note..