Hello, my dear readers! It’s been, again, a few days since I have not posted anything. I think that since the H. Pylori post I stopped somehow from sharing my thoughts, felt like I was giving too much information. I did not have enough energy to continue and neither the time.
Today, I decided to come back, for one obvious reason, that I missed the blogging activity, and mostly, missed sharing my thoughts with you, out there, wherever you are.
Rough days going on
Changes in the food intake
I have to be honest with me, and to recognize that the past few days were not easy. I have started the treatment for gastritis and H. Pylori and further, decided to go on a regimen, cutting out the unhealthy, acidic foods that were causing more harm than good.
Sounds easy, right? Well, it is not. I am not smoking or drinking, but giving up on coffee was harder than I initially thought, as in the past I was drinking even up to 5 cups of coffee a day.
Initially, I considered that I would simply drink green tea to replace my morning coffee. Oh well, it took me 3 days to realize that I cannot function like a normal being without the coffee intake and that drinking green tea in the morning also harms your stomach (with a banana eaten prior).
In the end, I decided to have one small cup of Cappuccino per day, but doubling the milk portion. So far, so good, I have almost a week of drinking only one cup of this drink and it keeps me energized. Well, half of it, but it still works better than green tea.
I also managed to cut out on the unhealthy, acidic meals like fried foods, fast food, pasta, bread, apples, tomatoes, instant soups. Long story short, I only resumed at soups, dairy products, boiled meat, boiled vegetables, salads, bananas, and strawberries.
On Saturday, we went to the countryside, after a long quarantine and skipped a few healthy meals plus on Sunday I decided to eat a pizza and have an ice cream. Sounds great, but my stomach was down on Monday, I had gastric burns and high gastroesophageal reflux, basically I could not stand straight.
I got to say, I learned on my own skin that skipping meals, eating unhealthy foods, being stressed is not going to take you anywhere, and it is essential to attend all meals of the day.
As you know from my previous posts, I was working as a Service Desk agent at a corporation for more than a year now. I had a great team, exceptional people to share the good and the bad moments. I was happy with what I was doing and had faith that things will go the right way.
Last week, we have received the notice that our project will end this year and that we will have to focus on applying on new available posts and changing the jobs. The news shocked all of us, and made us think, what will we do?
With the help of my manager, I decided to take responsibility and apply to one of the available jobs. I had applied for another post prior, and did not make it through, unfortunately. The refusal affected somehow my hope, speculating that maybe I will never advance in the company, and that my work is not being taken seriously.
Despite my thoughts, I have won the contest and I am a part of a new team, of a higher level that will help me progress in my career and will offer an assurance that tomorrow, I will still have a job.
Don’t get me wrong, I am happy with my career advancement but it all arrived as a shock, to me and our team. I cannot believe that yesterday we used to be a co-operative team, worrying for one another and supporting ourselves, and today we have to separate all the ties that got us together in the first place. If we won’t life will do it for sure.
It’s being said that we only have in our life the persons that we need for a certain amount of time, when we are down and require their positive energies. This team helped me heal my wounds, forget about the negative past encounters, and stood beside me, helping me to improve.
They were real friends and amazing colleagues, and I will always be thankful for their presence in my life, no matter what. They were God’s beautiful present for that time.
At the end of the day, we have to realize that it’s important to get out of the comfort zone, even if that means giving up on what was yesterday. We have to be honest with ourselves, recognize what we want, and take risks.
Sometimes, it is good to find ourselves in uncomfortable situations because it is in finding our way out of such difficulties that we learn valuable lessons. It’s time to stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and think about what can go right.