Return of the Squirrel

Wow has it been a month already?  I’ve been having my ups and downs but right now things are doing well for me and I wanted to come here and update everyone on how I was doing.

First I wanted to comment on something I was reflecting on, about how even though I haven’t been posting anything new for a while, all my old posts and struggles and stories are there on the web for people to search out and read.  And you have been!  I’m just thankfully surprised at the number of people who do read what I write, and I appreciate it and hope that you get something out of my personal story.  I hope that I have inspired someone – not because I’ve had any terrific victory or success, but mostly because I haven’t given up and I’m not going to give up.

My last posts were discussing my plans to seek talk-counseling therapy and how that was going for me.  My first attempt didn’t go so well, but I’m happy to say that I’m trying again and have an appointment to talk to someone coming up next Tuesday, and I’m really happy about it.

I’m at a point in my life where some seriously hard changes need to be made, and I need to take things seriously and try to grow up a little bit.  Just having a new job doesn’t fix all your problems, just like buying a chocolate bar doesn’t fix all your problems.  At least the chocolate bar tastes great!

My job is going pretty awesome, all things considered.  The swing shift is quiet, and I do get a lot of work done which I like.  I have a little time for myself too, and have been trying to do some on-line classes to fill the time.  I’ve always had a problem with on-line learning, having gone through the 4-year university program I’m very much used to a classroom setting and tend to have motivation issues when in an on-line only education setting.  But I’m trying… trying new things and retrying old ones.  Just the RIGHT old ones.

I’ll try to keep everyone more updated on my progress, and at least let you guys know how Tuesday goes.  Until then, I hope everyone is doing well.  For the moment, I am. =)

P. Squirrel out


A brand new year, a brand new squirrel!

First off, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who’s been watching my sciurine journey!

It’s been a great trip so far, and it’s certainly not over yet.  This 90 day period of nut-freedom has allowed me to be able to think about a lot of different things, and the conclusions I’ve come to is that it’s time for a change!  A change in scenery, climate, jobs, education . . . pretty much everything!

Toasty squirrel

I wish I was kickin’ it with this warm weather squirrel!

So I’ll be taking some time to travel to different areas looking for opportunities.  As a result, there will be some changes here at the Pensive Squirrel:

Now that I’ve reached my 90 day goal, I’ll be counting the MONTHS of nut-freedom from now on.  That means no more daily numbered posts.  However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be posting my feelings, experiences, and how it’s going with staying away from the nuts.

Phase One, Two, and Three are over.  That means Phase IV, or what I call the Maintenance Phase, has begun.  In some ways this is the most challenging phase, since it involves not slipping back into a comfort zone and forgetting the hard lessons that I’ve learned in the past three months.  I think looking back on my previous postings will probably refresh my memory, and keep me focused.

Happy new year to all my squirrelly friends and associates!  I hope that it is filled with hope, and joy, and squirrels!

P. Squirrel out!