Eating to Live, Part III

So I know it’s been a while, but a lot has happened in the last five or so months.

First of all, I’m working locally again as a cashier/ sales floor associate at TJ Maxx in Somersworth/ Portsmouth. As far as I know, Veteran’s Day is my last day in the Somersworth store before I go to Portsmouth full time. I’m hoping to advance eventually to management track, as I like retail and it keeps me very physically active.

Speaking of being physically active, I’ve been riding my stationary bike, as well as working full time. Since May, I have lost 50 pounds. Another 50 in the next six months and I’ll be as close to my college body as I can possibly be after having two kids. But even 25 more pounds would put me in a very good and healthy place. I’m already below my post-Desmond weight. All of my old clothes are starting to fit again.

For the moment I’ve backed off of writing and writing jobs because I found that scoring lucrative remote work was just too difficult, for whatever reason. I think everyone wants remote jobs right now, and that includes people with more experience than me. And I’ve had to adjust to a new, away-from-home, 35-40-hour-a-week work schedule, 7-3 every day, with 7-5 in Portsmouth in my not-so-distant future on some days.

Honestly, I haven’t felt much like writing, lately, other than my own stuff. I work all day, then I just want to relax when I get home. I know I’ll pick it back up eventually, just not right now.

It’s nice to still have my nights and weekends with the kids, although I will most definitely be working during their holiday break. But I like merchandising, which is a fancy way of saying organizing items in the store in a manner that is appealing to the customers. And even cashiering is not as bad as it was when I was a sour young college brat. People are generally friendly and patient with me as I learn the register.

Anyway, that’s my update for the time being. Stay tuned.

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