02 October, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday

I haven't done one these posts in awhile so today I'm linking up with Natalie and Annie and sharing what's been on my mind lately.
Thoughts for Thursday

~As some of you know I changed jobs in May and work at a different hospital. I'm so much happier with my new job, it's a happier environment, it's fast paced, I work day time, and I have holidays and weekends off. Trust me when you're a nurse these are big deals. One thing that's been bothering me lately is how my old coworkers who I loved haven't really kept any contact with me. I worked with them for over 2 years and we built great relationships, it was a big reason why I didn't want to leave my old job. I kind figured once I left I would hear from them here and there, asking me how my new job is going, how I'm doing, how they're doing, but nothing. Only way I communicate with them is if I text them but being the soul communicator gets old. I mean a friendship is two ways right? I was telling Theo the other night how it bothers me, and being a typical guy he's like "Ally people are selfish, haven't you realized that yet?" I know we all get caught up in our own lives but I didn't expect to never talk to them. I even tried to have lunch with one of them but we couldn't get it to work for her schedule so I said let me know when you're free. Well, that was over a month ago and I still haven't heard from her. Have you ever lost contact with someone, not by your choice, and it really upset you? I don't expect to hang out 24/7 but a phone call or a text every now and then just so we can catch up would be nice. I guess I just need to get over it.


~Looking for a quick and easy way to lose some belly fat? Drink warm water with lemon and cayenne and a green juice/smoothie everyday. I've been doing this routine since the end of July and I can really tell a difference. I've always been thin but kind of apple shaped since any weight I put on goes straight for my stomach. Warm water with lemon and cayenne revs up your digestive system and metabolism and a green juice/smoothie is a great easy way to get your fruits and vegetables in one sitting. It also gives you natural energy and fills you up especially the fiber if you drink a smoothie. I like to drink warm water with lemon and cayenne as soon as I wake up then a green juice, I either buy one from a juice bar or drink a Suja Juice, the juicer I own sucks, then wait 20 min and eat some avocado toast or almond butter toast. Once I get home from work I'll drink a green smoothie. I'm always starving in the afternoon so drinking a green smoothie saves me from chowing down on too much hummus and crackers. Give it a try for a week, I bet you'll see and feel a difference! My favorite smoothie to make is a bunch of kale or spinach, a banana, strawberries and blueberries, chia seeds, and almond milk.


~I heard some sad news yesterday, a girl I graduated from high school with was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. I've been around cancer a lot, my mother in law had breast cancer then leukemia in a 2 year span, but hearing about someone my own age getting cancer really hit hard. Cancer has always been in the back of my mind but more as something for me to worry about when I'm older. It's just sad to think while I'm out living my normal life she'll be going through chemo and just striving to feel good each day. I hope the best for her and that she's able to beat this. It really makes you appreciate the life you have. 

12 comments :

  1. I've struggled with friend issues, too since moving and it's not fun... but at the end of the day, you can only do what you can do. Friendship is a two way street and if they're not willing to put in any effort, well it just sucks!

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  2. I've been in that boat with girls who never get in touch, I'm exhausting being the only one who tries so I just gave up. It's hard to do but it reminds you who really matters in your life and who wants to be a part of yours. I don't know how you do the water and cayanne thing, but I've been getting back into making my own juices and smoothies and its such a great in-between meal that I don't feel bad about!

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  3. I am always surprised how often I get my feelings hurt over friend stuff. Max always has to remind me that most people don't think the way we think. People get very busy in their own lives and don't take the time to MAKE time for others. But like your quote says, you don't want to keep wasting your time on them if they can't waste a second on you! You will meet better people!

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  4. I seriously love that quote about letting go of one way friendships. It's so true. It sucks just letting go of someone who has been such a big part of your life but you can only try so hard before it just isn't worth it any more. It is a two way street. I'm going to have to try the warm water, lemon and cayenne thing! I've heard that works from other people. And I really hope your former classmate is able to beat cancer. So scary.

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. it is a bummer when you set expectations for others (not even high expectations! text back -- schedule a lunch!) and they dont follow up. so im sorry your old co-workers are being so lame. friendship is absolutely a two-way thing and if they aren't making an effort then they are not worth being friends with. you gotta surround yourself with people who support you and appreciate you as a friend! annnnd cancer scares the crap out of me! just thinking about it totally puts things in perspective and should make you appreciate your health. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about your former co-workers!! It is really hard to stay in touch with people when you're the only one reaching out and it is a bummer when those relationships sort of fade out - but it does happen and you just sort of move on. I'm going to be doing the water, lemon and cayenne tip now!! Thanks girl!!

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  7. Sorry to hear that your ex co workers are coming through for you the way you had hoped. My brother got diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkins at the age of 26. He's been cancer for for almost 5 years now!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. Hate hearing about your friends from your old job not responding, but its true that its probably not worth your effort anymore. Hopefully you can find and enjoy some friends at your new hospital now :) I'm a big fan of green juice and green smoothies and try to incorporate those into my days as well. I keep saying I'm going to do the warm lemon water in the mornings (which Ive done a couple times), but I always end up going straight to my coffee!! I can't believe you know someone so young with hodgkins lymphoma. That makes me sick to think about. That's what my dad passed away from in January but his was non-hodgkins. so sad. The chemo is so tough.

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  9. I swear by green smoothies! They also really helped me skin too. So sad to hear about your friend.... a girl I graduated with just got diagnosed with breast cancer and is our age. So so scary to think about. Sending prayers to your friend!

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  10. Friendship is definitely a two-way street but it stinks since you can only do so much on your end and the rest is up to them. Hoping you'll find good new relationships at your new job! And yes - smoothies (and juices) are a great meal substitute to drop weight. I need to get on this again!

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  11. I've definitely had similar feelings about friendships, I think it's part of getting older and not having the same conveniences of being in high school or college where you're physically around people more often. It definitely doesn't make it any less difficult or upsetting though.

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  12. I really have a hard time with the friendship thing as well. Since we've moved a lot the past few years, I find it takes enormous effort to stay in touch and too often it's just me trying. This really saddens me as some of these women were the first people I told when I was newly pregnant, having a bad day, etc. I don't know what to tell you to make you feel better but I say keep trying for a little while longer and be sure to tell them that you miss their friendship and how much that friendship meant to you! Hugs!

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