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  1. Its been a while! Ever since we banded together and approached the CEO - and, since I last wrote here - the manager in question was spoken to, things have changed drastically. I expected him to leave, or to stay and things would be worst: but I was wrong. He has stayed - and took me aside to apologise personally; as he did to every other team member. And things have... genuinely changed for the better. I've been working for years, for companies big and small, and have to admit, I was absolutely wrong here. I'm so glad to have been. I feel far better about staying. I'm still thinki
  2. Wee update: last night I had a good look at places nearby me and worked out I'll be looking to pay about 15% more for my pay. Following the "rent should be maximum 50% of your current earnings" I could possibly manage this in my existing job; but a) we'll have to see how the next paycheck or two play out as I've recently had more hours put atop my full time contract but those additional hours can vary, so we'll see how they add up, and b) as of right now, the workplace is in a state of... transition, and I may want a place with more stable management regardless. So, I've applied to a place tod
  3. Hiya, guys! This is going to be where I share my musings on direction and hopefully some progress along the way. I do love and enjoy exercise and fitness but where I am currently, I feel that its other areas of my life that I want and need to really work and progress on. Right now, as of writing this, I have some long-term end goals (I fell in love with Japan and my partner and I are now planning steps to move there within X many years), but I've decided that I've found myself pretty unsettled in my general foundations and want to start building from scratch. I moved to En
  4. Hiya! I can relate, I tend to not to go into it but I too have a similar history and am on a similar path: welcome to the forums! I'm pretty outgoing too so I can't wait to see you in the chat! ♥
  5. Thank yoooou! And I know, its my weakness Thank you for asking! I was just popping in with an update: Given hectic more-than-full-time work-life and a penchant for biting off more than I can reasonably chew, then sacrificing my health and sanity to achieve it, I've decided to narrow my challenge down - a lot. The goals themselves are easy, but I think I was allowing for too much. So I'm editing my original post! Are you guys doing challenges? How are they going?
  6. Ah, hiya, welcome! I too am a fellow newbie to the forums. Added you on Pokémon Go! ^-^
  7. I'm a bit late to this but hi, welcome! You seem to have really started off on the right foot. If you get around to a challenge or accountability thread I'd love to have a nosey at your progress! Welcome aboard, anywho.
  8. Hiya! I'm CJ and I'm navigating the scary world of independent living in a new(ish? Oh golly has it been over a year already?) country (not so scary really, just nobody to tell me not to drink coffee at 11pm). I and my challenge are over in the first time sub-forum. I'm addicted to Pokémon Go in particular (in fact, to break out of workaholic mode I'm trying to have some Pokémon Go downtime most evenings or mornings as a wind-down and get-outside), so if you play please hit me up! ^-^
  9. "Suiting up" Hiya, guys! Here's my challenge for the next four weeks! I'm really excited to check in and update as and when I can, and to keep up to tabs on other peoples'! I'm a workaholic and often let my dedication to my job override basic things like eating, sleeping and more. My main goals this month are going to be to navigate my new promotion (yay! Lets nerf this ♡✧ Mission 1: "Check me out, securing the point!" Navigate the first four weeks of my promotion at work ♡ Have quiet TLC time at least x3 work-nights a week. This could be as sm
  10. Thank you! I'm very excited. I've missed them!
  11. Hiya, guys! ^-^ I was here years ago (I wish I remembered my username but sadly, I don't!) and then had some health issues that put a halt on a lot. Just on the absolute off-chance that anybody I did know comes across this, I was put out of commission (and well, into hospital) due to unmanageable seizures and the chronic pain that resulted. Its been a while and not only am I back in tip-top shape again (between treatment, surgeries and more!) but I've since moved to England and have a steady career (in the nerdy field! Ay!) I swear, how time flies. I remembered this place a few we
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