Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Good-Bye Westside Pizza, and Hello Hawaii.....

After a very long, frustrating, unhappy and unhealthy 6 months of working at Westside Pizza..... I gave my notice yesterday that I am done as of the end of March!!!  Personally, this has been a good 3 months too long now, and my body and mind and soul have paid a dear price for it.  I have gained about 15 pounds, become depressed and unhappy, and have lost touch with the lifestyle of health and fitness and family that I so dearly loved.  I am no longer a cyclist, but rather a guy who loves cycling, and longs to become a cyclist once again.

Although I took on this second job for the right reasons, it has turned out to be one of the worst things I have done in a very long time.  As strongly as I feel about getting completely debt free, and being able to start building wealth and preparing for retirement....... the way things have gone for the past six months, I won't be around to enjoy retirement anyway.  This job has done nothing for me other than to take away what I worked so very, very, very hard for over the past several years.

And so, I am now ready to move forward once again.  I will miss the added income that this job provided, as it was helping to pay the debt snowball.  However, I will not miss the job itself at all.  I will not miss the time away from home, and from my family.  I will not miss the time away from my health and my fitness.  I will not miss the time away from my cycling.  In fact, I would love nothing more than to simply be done this week!!!

On the much, much, much happier and more exciting side of life....... I was so very blessed to have been able to work 72 hours of overtime at the BFD last month!!!  That's a lot of extra cash.  My very first reaction was to simply throw it all at the debt snowball.  But as I thought about it, and thought about unhappy and unhealthy I have become over the past 6 months, I couldn't help but think about how much I have wanted to get away from this place.....from the long, wet, dark and cold winter we have had.  I long for sunshine and warmth, something to revitalize my soul a bit, and help me get back on track once again.  And so, I decided that we need to go away for spring break this year........

And Hawaii it is!!!  Long story on how this came to be.  But, we are heading to Maui for spring break.  And, we have invited Grammy & Papa, and Uncle Brad to join us as well.  Family vacation, for a full week in the sun and the sand and the surf!!!  :-)

Now that we have everything in order for our trip, and now that I have made the decision and given notice at Westside..... I just want to be done, and I can't wait to go!!!  :-)

Sunshine, warmth, sand, snorkeling, good food, family....... our very first time ever to Hawaii.  Yes, this should make life a whole lot better I do believe!!!  I need this, and am really hoping that April will be a huge turn for me for this year.

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