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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Thursday I woke up early and went about my normal routine of getting ready and writing as much as possible. I actually hit my writing goal in the morning, which was very exciting because it meant that I would be able to take a bit of a break at night time from writing. I had conference for the pediatric side of my fellowship, which was fairly typical of the new way that they go. One attending was saying ridiculous things, but we didn't engage. After conference a few of us stayed around to actually talk about the cases and what we would have done. It's sad that the actual conference can't be an open discussion, but at least it's not the toxic, abusive environment that it was when I started fellowship. I headed over to another hospital and saw a patient in clinic with another attending. It was sweet patient, so that always makes my day. Next I met up with my co-fellow for lunch and then a working tea. I finished off the work day meeting up with my mentor. When I came home, I spent some time reading, made dinner, and played Stardew Valley with a friend online. Good day, all in all.
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    Ink Slingers Autumn Psychic Challenge

    How's the writing going everybody? I've definitely reached the slump in the middle of my book, but so far I've been able to keep marching forwards a little at a time.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Wednesday I had a really slow start to the day. I woke up way before my alarm again and did some writing, but eventually decided to try taking another nap because I didn't have any meetings or commitments until the afternoon. I felt so much better once that happened. I got up and wrote some more finishing off the daily word count for NaNo. Then I moved into doing work things. I got delivery food because I got into a flow and didn't want to fight with anything else. The afternoon and evening were taken up by clinic where I got half of my notes written during the clinic session, so not that shabby. We got really busy at the end of the day, so things ended a bit hectic and it took me a while to get home. I made the same dinner of salmon, brussel sprouts, and sweet potato that I'd had yesterday and enjoyed every bite. I played a bit of Stardew Valley and read some of Lord of the Rings (the hobbits are with Tom Bombadil at the moment) before heading to bed.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Sacramento CA to Albany NY so far, but there has to be snow in the winter.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Tuesday I woke up early again and spent some time writing but less than I have on other days. I've been feeling quite tired and drained after getting back from Cincinnati and then going right into an interview. There were quite a few meetings in the morning that I went to, and then I spent a lot of the morning trying to find a suitable place to work with one of my friends. We were kicked out of a room that we were supposed to be using and then had to search around for a suitable space. In the afternoon, I was supposed to have a phone call interview, but it was cancelled with two minutes of warning, which was particularly infuriating. Still, I managed to rally and send in three different applications in the afternoon. I'm finally getting some momentum for the job search, I think. We had a special lecture in the afternoon that was given by a candidate to take the division director position, which would be very exciting. She seemed nice and approachable in her talk, and I'm interested to hear the opinions of others once they've had some time to think about it. I came home and worked on writing and played some Stardew Valley. I also made dinner that was salmon, brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato, which was very tasty. Before too long, it was time for bed.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    HA! So helpful.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Thanks. Don't get me wrong, I have gone on MANY interviews for various positions, but it feels different to be doing it outside of an organized training program. I'm quite tired and drained, but this week is busy. I'm doing my best to hustle on the job search, write my novel, and still keep up my usual activities. Sometimes, I think I am a crazy crazy person.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Final quest for the Ranger Mini. On 10/13/2018 at 2:45 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said: Week 4: Ok Rangers, here's the final quest for this mini. Of your "Do less" list from last week. What is one of those things you can say no to this week to make room for something on your "More" list. You don't have to cut out an item completely from your "less" list. This can be as simple as deciding to cut back on something from your "less" list instead of completely eliminating it. I do want to encourage you, however, to find a way to do less of something from your "less" list this week. The first part of the quest is to tell us what you will reduce. The second part is to reduce it, then tell us how it went.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Monday was my first real adult job interview (aka - not an interview for another training program), and I think it went ok. I woke up SUPER early, like 3:50 early, because of a combination of time zones, daylight saving time, and my cat being a jerk. That left me with HOURS to kill before I went to the actual interview which started around 9am. I wrote some and poked at various things online. I chatted with a few friends as well. The interview itself was with one of the hospitals that I have worked with so there weren't very many surprises. I hope that I did ok with answering their questions, and some of them made me really think about the progress I've made during my fellowship, which was a nice side bonus. A few of the interviewers were sick, so we had some downtime. I was done with the formal interview process by 2:45 at which point I came home and crashed for a while. I meditated, napped, and generally tried to recharge. At night, the group took me out to dinner at a fancy French restaurant downtown. The food was excellent and the conversation was surprisingly comfortable and fun for a group of people that I've been an inferior to for a while. We went quite late for me though, so I got home a bit after 9pm. Long day. I still had to do some laundry, but got to bed pretty quickly.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Sunday was a weird mix of trying to relax and get ready for what turns out to be a very very busy week to come. With the time change and moving my time zone, my cat has not gotten the memo that I'm allowed to sleep in longer, so I was up earlier and brighter than the sun (by far). I did a bunch of writing at various points during the day. In fact, if I wasn't doing something else I was writing. Most of this was journaling that doesn't count directly for NaNo, but I got well above my word count target for NaNo as well. I'm more than half way with my novel, which is crazy to me. I went to church where it was very nice to reunite with my friends and sing and hear an excellent sermon. Afterwards I went to my favorite doughnut place and then off to Trader Joe's to restock the kitchen. I spent most of the rest of the day doing solid introvert activities - chatting with friends online, writing, reading, playing Stardew Valley, meditating, listening to music, and the like. I got delivery food for a late lunch slash early dinner because my body is confused about when it's supposed to be eating. I spent a while looking at my schedule and freaking out over a couple times that I'm double booked. I think I will be able to work them out, but I will probably have to give up some things that I wanted to do to make it all work. Sad face. I read some more Lord of the Rings before bed and went to sleep with Hey dol! Merry dol! echoing in my head.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    As long as I have a good playlist, I can go for miles and miles and miles.
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    Boundaries Gonna Ranger: The Ranger Border Guard Mini-Challenge Part 1

    Week 3 of Ranger Mini Three Things I Would Like to Spend Less Time On - thinking about what I "should" be doing - worrying what other people think - sitting on my butt Three Things I Would Like to Spend More Time On - cooking for myself - making music - getting outside
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    More Ranger mini... On 10/13/2018 at 2:45 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said: Week 3: I considered having you reconcile your two lists, the actual and the ideal. I don't think that's a helpful goal at this time. To do so requires more steps than the mini-challenge format provides. Instead, I want to ask everyone to do this. From your list of activities you actually do, please select 3 things you would like to spend less time on and list them here. Then please select 3 things you would like to do more of, or start if you aren't currently doing them. These three items could be things you are already doing or want to start. That's all for week 3. Week 3 of Ranger Mini Three Things I Would Like to Spend Less Time On - thinking about what I "should" be doing - worrying what other people think - sitting on my butt Three Things I Would Like to Spend More Time On - cooking for myself - making music - getting outside
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    We've got another pinata to work on in Oge Mai. There's a bunch of fancy birds that we're trying to capture.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    Saturday, I woke up early and finished packing up the car. I hit the road by 6:30am. From then on it was driving, listening to music, and occassional pit stops for the next 11 hours. I got home around 4:30 central time. It was snowing, so I felt very welcome and happy to be home. I talked with my mom on the phone after getting everything into the house, since it was her birthday. I had some soup and finished off my daily word count. It was a long day, but I'm glad that everything went smoothly. It's very nice to be home!