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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I slept better last night - finally! Got a later start this morning than I normally do, but the sleep was so worth it. Now I just need to work on my confidence level and my job skills. I think that by working on improving my job skills, the confidence will naturally get a little better. Then, maybe I will have some kind of luck finding a job.

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SLIMLILA 1/12/2012 1:54AM

    I hope so. I didn't hear a word about my interview... but I know I was short-listed to 3 people, so they should call the 3 of us. I am trying not to feel disappointed - or even give up on it yet- emoticon emoticon

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DIGISCRAPPY 1/11/2012 10:56AM

    A good night sleep is a great start! Try to get in a walk outdoors - it's great for the mind. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/11/2012 10:38AM

    I believe in you! emoticon

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Sleep Problems

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ever since I got back from Alabama, I've been having trouble sleeping. I get tired and fall asleep early, wake up often, and wake up for good between 2 - 4 am. It's aggravating and affecting how I am during the day. I'm not as sharp and motivated as I'd like to be. It's hard to work on the normal things I need to accomplish during the day, let alone work on some of my goals that I have set for myself for the beginning of the year. I feel a little more depressed. I've had bouts of this before and will probably have them again. So, it's time to take charge and see if I can get back on track myself. If it doesn't improve by the end of the week, I will check in with my doctor. I've got grand ideas for myself for this new year and am anxious to get started on them.

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SLIMLILA 1/11/2012 12:17AM

    I had a rotten nite last nite and don't think I got to sleep till after I woke g.s. at 7:48 and he got off just in time to catch the bus... So I did go back to sleep til almost noon. I hate having these crazy hours.

But no call today from that school! I've been eating weird cuz of the weird hours, but I didn't have a feeding frenzy or anything.

I wonder if tomorrow is too much to hope for a call then...

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RR1_RR1 1/10/2012 3:32PM

    Maybe try some affirmation CDs with music....that always puts me right to sleep along with some white noise(air purifier)...very relaxing.

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 1/10/2012 3:04PM

    Have you ever tried taking a sleep aid? I take melatonin sometimes. I have to take 7mg in order for it to be effective for me, but a lot of people can take just a single pill and it helps.

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TOPAZROSE 1/10/2012 8:55AM

    My sleep has been off for a few days too. I'm finding that I stay asleep longer if the room is cooler (it's summer here). I hope it is a passing phase and that you and I go back to our better sleep patterns soon.

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NPA4LOSS 1/10/2012 8:48AM

    Baby Steps. I know you are anxious to plow ahead but maybe you can go through your list and there is something that you can do to start your changes that will be an easier fix. emoticon

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Monday, January 09, 2012

My schedule the last few months has revolved around getting a job. It has flexibility in it. But I have found that I've spent too much time on searching for jobs and not enough time keeping up my job skills. So, I am adjusting my schedule to fit practicing and learning in.

Then, I have days like today. I was called by one of my employment agencies to fill in for someone at a company that I fill in for a lot. I'm finding that actually having a job will drastically change my priorities and scheduling. Life is ever changing.

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MOMMA48 1/9/2012 11:46PM

    It's great to hear that you're getting the calls and enjoying the change from one day to another. Sounds super interesting and what a great way to see where you would like to work and in what area. Keep up the great attitude, Patty! You're doing awesome!

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SLIMLILA 1/9/2012 11:04PM

    I am anxiously waiting til tomorrow to see if I got that job. If I don't they must have had 2 other magnificent people, cuz I had that marvelous interview. Also, haven't heard back from the group home job and tonite I went to a Relaxation Class and met a lady there who lives in the community and is working at my dr's office. She said they are still hiring, need flexible people to work nite shift too. Yes, the pay is low, but a 4 minute walk across the street to work, you know the benefits of that!!! And of course, you are always making contacts....

I too know how long it can take to search for a job... Just that one job interview on Friday, the initial stuff of course, and then 3 hr. each way and the 2 hr interview.. like working a whole day...

I'll keep you posted... emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/9/2012 6:49PM

    Sometimes change can be fun. You are learning to work with a lot of different types of people and that is a good thing.

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    I was laid off beginning last Friday, so I'm in your boat now. I am actually enjoying my day off today though. I was able to get up, make the hubby lunch, workout, and Spark! A job may cut into my "me time"! emoticon I am still actively searching for a job though.

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C11ELF16 1/9/2012 9:20AM

    Glad you have work for today at least ! Your doing great adapting to all the continuous schedule changes. Keep up the good work !

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EOWYN2424 1/9/2012 8:36AM

    I'm looking for a part-time job but haven't had much success.

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Reminder Lesson

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I had a harsh reality reminder lesson yesterday. I had to take some tests for another employment agency and didn't do as well as I would have liked to. I learned all (or most) of this in all my years of schooling. But, between my time recuperating from my back surgeries and the time spent on other jobs and things where I didn't use what I had learned, I have successfully forgotten where in my brain that I had stored the information I had learned.

Lesson reminder: use it or lose it. Lesson reinforced: I need to spend more time each week re-learning and reinforcing what I have learned. I'm already taking a little time each day typing and practicing my 10 key. I need to step up to the plate and reinvest in myself. This, I believe, will have a two-fold purpose. I will slowly get more confidence in myself and my abilities. I will take this confidence with my in my job search journey.

So, a goal for the new year has presented itself to me. Just as I made time every day to do some type of physical activity, I can make time to invest in my mental health and growth. Onward and upward!

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SLIMLILA 1/9/2012 12:54AM

    You go girl!!! (did you check out my Friday blog about how my interview went?)

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NPA4LOSS 1/8/2012 7:12PM

    emoticon Best wishes on finding that great job this year.

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Early Start

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I had a fitful night's sleep last night. I don't know if my mind was just on overdrive or if it was just one of those nights. So, I got up early, accomplished a few things, and am getting ready to put the final coat of paint on the bedroom closet. Maybe this means I can put the things back in the closet by tonight. I painted the rest of the room last spring and it will feel good to finally be completely done with it. This will make the second room in the condo that I have repainted and organized. It's a goal of mine to completely repaint and organize the condo this spring. Now, what room shall I start on next?

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BERGBA7 1/8/2012 4:42AM

    emoticon Good Job!

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SLIMLILA 1/8/2012 2:12AM

    Good for you Patty....I too had a miserable sleep, but I didn't get up and do anything useful, just dozed and woke and dozed and woke and never felt like I was rested...What color did you paint the closet?

i bet everyhing will look and feel good when you are done... emoticon emoticon

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