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Doing What I Can

Saturday, August 11, 2012

There are many things going on in my life right now that I don't feel that I have too much control over. It drives me a little crazy. But, it has given me the motivation to find areas in my life that I can control. So, in that respect, it's a good thing.

One thing that I have decided to do is go through and organize my house. I have already thrown away some things that have outlived their usefullness. This has made me feel a little better.

Another thing I am working on is determining the items in my household that are still useful but that I really haven't used in awhile or have no plans on using within the next year or so. I have always read that if you haven't used something in a year, you don't really need it. I found a resale shop that's really close to my house and have set up an appointment with them for 11 am on Monday. I've got a few things ready to take already. I'm planning on spending time today and tomorrow getting a few more things together. If I am pleased with the shop, I can always get more things together and set up another appointment. If I am not pleased, I have a list of other resale shops that I can try. Uncluttering the house and making some money is a win-win situation. A yard sale is not an option, as I live in a condo that is off the main road.

I'm anxious to see how much I can accomplish. I am hoping that by doing this, it will accomplish a couple things. I will be more organized and have a little more room for things that really matter. I will have a little extra money. And I will spend time and energy on something I can control as opposed to sitting and worrrying about things I can't control.

  
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MYSTERY-LADY1 8/11/2012 8:08PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/11/2012 7:34PM

    emoticon ideas! I love decluttering !

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BERGBA7 8/11/2012 2:29PM

    Yes, cleaning up the house - cleans the mind!
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AMYC0128 8/11/2012 1:23PM

    Uncluttering leaves you with a good feeling.

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MISSLISA1973 8/11/2012 10:47AM

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PHATPAT18 8/11/2012 9:05AM

    Good luck with the resale shop. Hopefully it brings you loads of cash.

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Jacob M. Bravdi Quote

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you.

The grindstone is getting off the rough edges lately. By the end of the month, it should be back to polishing me up.

  
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SWEETANGO 8/8/2012 6:39AM

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Anxiety Turned into Determination

Saturday, August 04, 2012

My anxiety of Thursday gave me a swift kick that I desperately needed. I woke up yesterday with a renewed determination to get things accomplished and get my life back in the direction that I want it to go.

I spent the afternoon doing some research and found out some things that I needed for my divorce proceedings. It felt good to feel like I accomplished something as I sent the paperwork to the lawyer.

I got the schedule of fall classes for the local community college in the mail yesterday. There are definitely a couple classes that I'd like to take. I just need to get my finances in order so I can register. It would feel good to brush up on things and to make myself more marketable in this lovely economy that we are in.

I am hoping that this renewed determination will continue for awhile. I am making it a goal to have it last at least through the end of the month.

  
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SLIMLILA 8/6/2012 4:51PM

    Good to hear you're turning this around to your advantage....My dd told me about an intro class they have at the local rec centre, where you for about $35, you can try 3 different fitness classes 3 or 4 days a week for 3 months...How could I not sign up... Usually it is $46 a mth.... and I have been putting that expense off, but I really do have to figure out what is important to me and then realize I am worth it and do it. I took my client to the gym yesterday and I really enjoyed it, but as usual with my life, things are about to change again, so don't know what for sure or when. Am considering buying an apt. building with dh and have living space and also an income... exploring options.... emoticon emoticon

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BERGBA7 8/5/2012 5:09PM

    YES!

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LISAM1307 8/4/2012 2:59PM

    Congrats sounds like great plans!

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Anxiety Got the Best of Me

Friday, August 03, 2012

I had a court appointment for my divorce proceedings yesterday morning. My DH had sent papers saying he wouldn't be able to be there. When I showed up, there he sat. It surprised me and caught me off guard. We really didn't say much to each other and the proceeding itself was relatively painless.

I found myself very anxious the rest of the day. It was hard to concentrate on the things that I had to do. I can only attribute it to the way the morning played out. The mediator had reminded us that we really need to talk and try to iron things out on our own. Otherwise, the process will only drag on and cost us more money than need be. Although I knew this was coming for awhile, up until now, I guess I just kept it in the back of my mind. So, it's time to bring it to the forefront and get it over with. We have another court meeting in two months. This time I will be more prepared.

On a good note, I got back on my work website. The schedule for the week after next was posted and I am on the schedule afterall. Here I was thinking next week would be my last week. As much as this job is not my ideal position, at least it is a little money coming in. But I will be spending some more time today online doing some more job hunting. I've had a few interviews this past week and am still waiting to hear from them. The waiting is never fun.

  
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SLIMLILA 8/3/2012 11:41AM

    Well, certainly glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.... Keep us posted on the jobs. I haven't even looked for anything lately..Good luck to you.. emoticon

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RUNNING-LIFE 8/3/2012 11:02AM

    Good luck hunting for a job. I can only imagine what it's like to be going through a divorce being nowhere near that stage of my life yet- but it must'nt be easy. You are in my thoughts!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 8/3/2012 10:18AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your divorce. HUGS it's never an easy thing to have happen even if you are expecting it. Good idea on being more prepared next time. And lastly GOOD LUCK on your job hunt emoticon

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Warning: Stress Ahead

Monday, July 30, 2012

I haven't slept well the past couple nights. It didn't take me long to figure out why. There's a little bit of stress going on in my life this week. It still amazes me how hard stress can be on a person.

The job I have now is a part time, temporary job. The probationary time is coming to a close quickly. There have been a few cashiers that started about the same time as me who have been let go already. I know that higher-ups have been observing me. I don't know if I will be kept on or not. Only time will tell.

I do have two job interviews today. I don't feel that I interview as well as I'd like to. I'm trying to stay as positive as I possibly can and will practice some questions/answers before I go. Knowing that I may very well be out of a job soon makes these interviews all the more nerve-wracking.

I have a Discovery Hearing in front of a judge on Thursday for my divorce proceedings. My DH is supposed to be there, too. I haven't seen or talked to him in over two years and am not really looking forward to seeing him now. He's the type of person who is very self-centered and will easily skew the facts to his advantage. Having a tight budget, I'm really hoping that the judge will be fair and able to see through any untruths he may tell. He may even feel that he doesn't need to show up. He lives out of state and feels that what he does is very important and anything else is secondary. Not knowing how this hearing will go definitely has my nerves stretched.

At least I know that by Thursday afternoon I will have some answers. So, I am taking a few deep breaths and plunging head first into the week. I look forward to a good night's sleep Thursday night.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/30/2012 11:04PM

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You sure do have a lot of stress, all coming at once of course.... Good luck on the interviews. I got a call today from the interview I had a few weeks ago.. guess what, I didn't get the job... but at least she asked if she could keep my resume on file.... really should have asked her why and for some constructive criticism, but I didn't...

Sleep well, my friend, you need to have your wits about you right now... emoticon emoticon

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BERGBA7 7/30/2012 8:36PM

    Good luck for the interview and on the current job too! Everything will be fine on Thursday, don't worry!
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VJH-W65 7/30/2012 11:11AM

    Holding you in my thoughts
most judges have finely tuned bull detectors

You can do this, the sleep is vital to healing.
I try to 'shut down' my brain safely
Starting going to bed habits helped me


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