Well, sort of. 😉
Okay, so “technically” I’m only in a temporary living spot at my boyfriend’s (he and his cousin are THE BEST for letting my crash here) and my apartment lease in Green Bay is finished until the end of February, BUT I’m counting this as the weekend I became a Chicago-resident. Just let me have it, okay? It’s been a long week. 😉
Friday I got up, got a few things finished around my apartment and then headed off for Chicago. I stopped at Trader Joe’s in Milwaukee to pick up a few food items to keep at Ben’s and then off to Chicago I went. Once I got to Chicago, Ben and I traveled the FAR JOURNEY (aka two blocks away) to an apartment showing. Friday night was pretty relaxed – I was supposed to hang out with a girlfriend, but she bailed (boooo) but it was actually okay because my lower back was KILLING me. Ben’s cousin wasn’t home all weekend and Ben had plans with his family Friday night, so I ordered myself too much Thai food and hung out on the couch. Much needed.
Saturday I woke up with Ben and went to Starbucks while he trained his clients at the gym. He came over after his sessions and worked with me for awhile on my application for the apartment (fingers crossed). The rest of the day was extremely chill. I was pretty nervous on-and-off all weekend (poor Ben) so I went in and out of “quiet time” (aka my brain shuts down and goes off into stress lala land). We watched a few things on Netflix, made some dinner and then headed out to the suburbs for a late hockey game. We didn’t get back into the city until almost 1 a.m., so sleep time it was!
Sunday we slept in a *tiny* bit and then continued with the laziness – well, I did. Ben cleaned his apartment and did some work while I watched football on the couch. I did get up and help him hang some stuff on the walls and then meal prepped some rice and turkey meat for the week. We headed out to the suburbs for a quick Target stop and then another hockey game. I’m all about those hockey games – plus it got me out of my nervous funk for a little while.
Unfortunately I didn’t sleep much since today was the first day at my new job!
It was an extremely overwhelming day and I got maybe four hours of sleep last night so that didn’t help. From 7:45-3 I was in orientation, then was taken to my desk. The corporation is gigantic and there are so many things to do/know, and that’s not even more my job! To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement. Thankfully my boss let me go around 4:20, but I still hit traffic (another thing I was overwhelmed by). I got back to Ben’s place right before he left to go train a few more clients and I just crumpled into a ball of stress. THIS POOR GUY – someone buy him a bazillion gallons of ice cream and send it from me, please? He’s the best.
So now it’s almost 8 p.m. and I’m just getting to write this blog. I’m *thinking* about going to the gym at my job tomorrow morning, but I’m going to talk to a smart trainer I know about it. 😉 I don’t want to overextend myself, so I’ll see what he thinks. What do you think?
Also, apologies – I only have one picture but basically just picture me stressed and quiet all weekend.
How do you deal with the stress of a new job, new city or new anything?
Linking up with Katie.