The first few weeks were rough due to mind-reprogramming. Plus allergies and SAD smacked me upside the head so I wasn't feeling so great about anything. But last week, despite continuing seasonal problems, things really stared coming together:
In the last month I've organized an improv practice group, joined and helped with another, and there is one other new improv project still in the "maybe" phase. WIN!
My new improv class is served with a side of EPICsauce.
Last week, I managed to pack a lunch for every day of the week. That is a LOT more focus than I can usually muster.
Mostly catching up with my sleep but the new work schedule is getting in my way.
Decreased libido, because clumsy attempts to satisfy it are no longer the central focus of my life.
This year's crop of grad students at the library are adorable, but I don't care as much as I used to.
I'm OK being home alone for many evenings, and don't feel like I'm missing out on some enormous social opportunity. Instead I catch up on Britcoms and Pandora.
More time for jewelry work, which I've finally pulled back out of the closet! Huzzah!
Makeup? What's that?
I did take strides to de-frump my wardrobe this summer, so I still look mostly presentable without trying very hard.
The physical trend towards hibernation is still a problem, so I might keep this going from Samhain until Yule to see what happens when I'm not so sleepy.
Working on more conventional romance-seeking methods really did make me stressed and unhappy (YMMV). Comedy practices and classes with my friends are generally more fun for me than bar hopping, so I will focus on that as my social outlets.
I'm really not missing out on anything due to this shift of focus. The only offers I've had all year have been "Hi, I'm rebounding! Can I use you?" back in the spring and, um, no thanks. I did make the dumb mistake on one of those cases but the rest were no problem to deflect. I like my self-respect a lot more, and now I'm getting it back :-)