It’s Been Way Too Long

It had come to my attention this morning at 0334 after completing my top-to-bottom, rip-the-house-apart cleaning spree that it’s been way to long since I’ve written in this. To be honest, I came to this realization earlier in the evening when noticing all the changes that had taken place on the wordpress site, along with the facebook site (what are those changes about?) and even pandora has changed! Actually, to be even more honest, I’ve simply nothing to write, which came up in a conversation I had with a friend the other day.

“You have nothing to write about? But, don’t you usually write what comes to your mind anyway?”

Which I interpreted as,

“Molly, your posts are utterly useless paragraphs composed of mere, insignificant ramblings, so what,  suddenly you have no thoughts anymore?”

Well, life has been somewhat busy in the past month. I’ve been working more overtime than usual, which has left me depleted of energy (either that, or the lack of sleep, or lack of sunlight due to working night shifts) and I haven’t been out on too many long rides or runs as of late. I feel working the night shift just zaps you of energy, atleast it does for me.  I think I am still going through my quarter life crisis, which I think has been going on for about a year now haha. I’ve been contemplating, and applying, for different jobs. Working at TKH is just chaotic at some points. And the more I work there, the more I see things which disturb me enough not to want to work there anymore. And, why live a life, and work at a job when after you leave after that 12hr night shift, you cannot help but feel horrible about yourself as a nurse. I’m not sure about you, but I prefer to feel good about myself. My knowledge of ICU nursing is ever increasing, and there is still a ton that I don’t know. But, I think it is time for change.

And that change might be change of location, change in job, change of….lots of things. I’m not one who needs a lot in life to be happy– if I have my bikes, the ability to ride, run, swim, hike, then I’m all set. Ohh, and a comfy bed, too.

So, bring on applications to hospitals all over.

Part 2…….Wait, two parts in one post? Yes!

Since starting this post, I actually went for a 30miler in the afternoon, and then went for a run around 0330, which felt awesome. Especially the ride. Biking always puts me in a great mood.

I was slightly bummed the other day because I missed the last duathlon of the season–I was smart and decided my body needed rest after working three night shifts in a row and then working an extra 4 hours after my last shift (16 hours really leaves you drained).

view from my ride

I cannot believe it is already fall. I love fall. The crisp, autumn air. Brisk mornings…Hopefully these incredibly annoying mosquitos will leave soon.

Next week, since I have five days off yesssss! I plan on going back north to do some mountain biking and hiking. I cannot wait to go. Someone asked me if I always travel alone. And to think about it, I do most of my traveling alone. Yes, sometimes it gets lonely. And yes, it would be nice to have someone to go on hikes with and mountain bike rides with (I have the best road trip  music ever!). But I’ve done so much traveling alone in the past, that I am kind of used to it. And, a good thing about traveling alone, is you can go by your schedule–all you have to think about is yourself, and not have to worry about anyone else. Therefore, if you want to wake up and leave a destination at 0330 in the morning, you can!

On a different note, I’ve been considering CX racing, which means, I need a cross bike. And, despite my adoration of Scotts, they do not really have cross bikes. So, I was thinking about Giants TCXW.

The colors match my mountain bike!

Yes. The over time I’ve spent at work has definitely made it possible for me to go down to Billy at Overlook Mountain Bikes to get a pretty friend for my other bikes. And, perhaps to start CX racing this fall.

Advertisements

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tanya
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:21:58

    I think you’re in the Hudson Valley, and you probably know about these already, but just in case you didn’t – there are 2 more duathlons coming up – one this weekend (Oct. 2) in Millbrook and one in Jersey next weekend, (Walpack Wilderness Challenge).

    Reply

  2. Jenn Dougherty
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:39:02

    Are you still working with Dorothy at all? I’m still battling my hip injury 6 months later so I haven’t dont much of anything!! 😦 Any luck with that Vassar job? Did you call?
    -Jenn Dougherty

    Reply

  3. Dori Roberts
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 14:47:33

    DON’T THINK THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WRITE–YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN AMAZING COMMUNICATOR , EVEN AS A CHILD !!!!
    DID YOU LOOK INTO DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HOSPITAL? LOVE-GRANDMA

    Reply

  4. Auntie Pam
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:43:48

    Dear Molly,
    Your wonderful “blogs” always leave me breathless – you are so incredibly ACTIVE. I’m always impressed! 🙂
    I think you were very wise to forego that last race – I’ve only done 16 hours once or twice in my professional life, and I did most of the time in daylight hours, so I can’t IMAGINE what 16 hours of nursing must be like. At night. On top of three OTHER nights of 12. wow…..
    Have a terrific “holiday”! You obviously deserve it! 🙂
    We love you,
    Auntie Pam

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

When was the last crazy post written?

September 2011
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

What’s catching peoples attention

Sign up to receive updates on my adventures by email.

Join 73 other followers

Monthly Archives of my nonsense

%d bloggers like this: