All posts tagged Exhausted

The Return of the Lab Hobbit

Published April 2, 2017 by Malia

I went back to work in February.  I’m not sure I was really ready to go back to work, but our bank account was having a really negative attitude, so it seemed like the best option.  Funny thing, the people that send us bills really like when we pay those bills…

I’m back in a lab, a place I was afraid I’d never get to go back to.  Not only that, but I’m in a hospital lab.  I’ve spent years wishing I could be in a hospital lab, and now I am.  I’m feeling quite a bit happier than I have in a long while.  I actually want to go to work, which is always a positive.  As I’m starting my third month there, I find I’m still feeling a little overwhelmed by everything, but my coworkers are the best, and they’re always available to help me through the little hiccups and the big nightmares.

The boy and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary in March.  And by “celebrated,” I mean he woke up two minutes before I left for work, and that was the only time we saw each other that day (he didn’t get home from work until the wee hours of the morning the next day).  I’m hoping that by next year we’ll actually get to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and our anniversary (this year’s Valentine’s Day disaster is worthy of it’s own post).  While celebrating may not have happened, I can honestly say that I am so incredibly blessed to have the boy by my side.  We’re not perfect spouses, we both screw up on a regular basis (me, far more than him) but we do the best we can.  The first two years of marriage have been really difficult.  I’ve cried more in the last year, than I have in my entire life.  It’s been exhausting, overwhelming, and even scary.  However, I think it’s actually drawn us closer together, having to go through this.  I know it’s brought me closer to God (that’s another post, as well).

And now, I’m going to sign off for the night, because tomorrow is going to be here very soon and I can’t afford to sleep through my alarm again (that’s definitely another post.  I’m sensing a theme…).

Lab Coats Are Cool

Published January 10, 2013 by Malia

I’ve come to the conclusion that wearing a lab coat automatically makes anything you’re doing 10% cooler.  It even makes doing gross chores cool (at least, that’s what I tell myself so that I keep a smile on my face and my attitude cheerful).

I can’t believe that I’ve almost made it through the entire week.  I’m completely exhausted, but it’s a good kind of exhausted.  I feel a bit like I did when I was growing up and starting at a new school every few years.  I am the new kid, and I’m just kind of trying to figure out how to fit in to the group.  Most of the people I work with seem to know each other really well, and I’m just working hard and observing.  I’m trying to read the people I’m around.  Trying to get a feel for how they think, what makes them laugh, what to avoid talking about.  I’m really hoping the new kid feeling wears off quickly.