day 2288 – traffic nightmare

a traffic nightmare at ironwood intersection after work. some coworkers decided not to wait in line and went to the riverside, others walked to the plaza for dinner. i on the other hand waited in line and was trapped for over forty minutes before i got onto number five road. instead of waiting more at knight bridge, i went straight to the gym to do an upper body workout instead

day 1512 – work roadblock 

it’s hard to please everyone when i have a handful of projects in my queue, each sales claiming theirs is urgent. already stressed with the many tasks on my list, any added drama was uncalled for. a road block came up today which could have gotten me into a lot of trouble. good thing my manager didn’t step in and let me dig myself out of it. i was stressed, but had to prove that i could handle managing the tech team. i had to get over fight the rush hour to get to a poomsae seminar in burnaby. although i wasn’t in condition to partake, sifu wasn’t too angry because i made the effort to be present

day 1391 – stat work

the office was as empty as the roads were during rush hour today. the office was quiet on a statutory holiday but the increased productivity was much needed for my friday deadline. feeling unrested and uneasy all week long because all i can think about is my teammates flying off to nationals; i should be with them, but i’m not. i’ve been using many things to numb my feelings and emotions until something can act as sleeping pills. work is one of them and i keep being my workaholic self to not allow myself any down time so i don’t end my night in tears

day 1052 – bellingham

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fun times driving south of the border to shop for some closing out deals. many of the shelves were swept clean, but luckily we were still able to find some equipment that we were looking for. this day trip allowed me to back away from recent matters and just let my day naturally roll out. the drive down wasn’t too bad, but we hit friday rush hour traffic on the way back which made me really close to having a road rage outburst

day 706 – headphones in

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headphones in, music on, i have arrived at a place where it’s time to grind. back at the gym in a long long time, at least a week prior to competition if i remember correctly. to my surprise, there’s a line of upgraded treadmills and lots of brand new equipments to toy with. i hate going in just before dinner time but had to squeeze it in. stepped down one notch from where i last left off, and sad to say it was still a struggle

day 407 – long trek down

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it’s a gorgeous sunny and warm september day driving down here to see a specialist. the drive would have been much more pleasant if there werent a trail of twenty cop cars hogging up one lane and if i didn’t keep getting detoured. the pace of this city is definitely a lot slower and calmer, i could use a few of those days, but  that’s wishful thinking, rushed back to reality after the appointment