Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have been busy since I got back from The Dominican Republic on Friday, so I haven't blogged, put on pics, unpacked, caught up on household chores, etc. I was planning on getting caught up with things at home, and start looking for a job to start January 1st.
Sunday night I applied for a job online, got an answer Monday morning, had a phone interview on Tuesday and I am flying out for a job interview tomorrow (not Thanksgiving in Canada).
I thought the best job for me would be one where I could maintain a balance in my life, have fun, and continue to work on weight loss and improving my health. I didn't think it would be a job where I could work in a professional capacity, so likely I would get a job that required some amount of manual labour (exercise). However, this one would be in a professional capacity and the exercise facilities are all around me.
I applied for a job, at what will be the largest recreational complex in Western Canada. It seems like a dream job to work at a place where there will be the state of the art exercise equipment, Olympic swimming pool, golf course, river walk trails, etc.
Here is what it says on the website.
“My Big Spirit Playground”
Island Park is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment project. Surrounded by the picturesque Miskanaw golf course, this state-of-the-art facility will encompass many unique features, including a range of sporting and recreational amenities. As a family oriented organization we strive to enhance a sense of pride, identity and spirit in our community. It will be an affordable and accessible gathering place for culture, leisure and recreational activities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents.
Our inclusive facility will accommodate the growing population. In addition to our already existing facility, we will be enhancing our services to the community with a number of special features. The community will be able to take advantage of a new ice arena, curling rinks, and leisure ice surfaces. A 200 meter running track will surround two indoor-field houses. Our 10,000 square foot fitness centre and child mind area, will allow for optimum health and wellness. As the only water facility of its kind, we will feature an eight-lane Olympic size pool, diving boards, hot tubs, an inner-tube river, water slides and Splash Park. Other exciting features such as squash and racquet ball courts are sure to please everyone. Our hospitality department will include a lounge, conference & meeting facilities and banquet room. As the host to many exciting events and programs, Island Park is the place to be.
I am happy to have an interview, but didn't expect to have a job prospect on my first try. This may not be the job for me, but it's a start in the process of getting back to work.
Here so many people fly home at Christmas, so party season starts early. On Friday night we are going to a big bash and Saturday night we are hosting my husband's work team, about 50-60 people. Last night we put up the Christmas tree and today I am decorating it and preparing for the interview. Whew, I really should unpack.
I was feeling a little overwhelmed when I started writing this, but it has put things in perspective. I have started my job search and am looking forward to parties on the weekend and I need to relax about the interview tomorrow. I can do it.