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A Day to Take Stock

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I've decided that the past week's stress has got to stop. I have definitely been on stress overload. And I've learned the hard way that it shows up in my mental and physical health. So, I'm going to do some relaxing today first and foremost.

I'm going to do some hard thinking about this job and whether or not I can handle the situation of the job. It's stressing me to try to learn everything that is being shoved down my throat in a crowded, noisy room full of people that are not in the same place in life that I am. (I'm older, more mature, have trouble with ADD and a back disability.) The management is not paying very much and has a list of rules a mile long (geared towards people who are not committed to working). Is the job really worth it for me?

Some hard thinking to do, especially when I need a job. But...I will have to make a decision and be done with it.

  
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CTEMPLE 4/17/2011 12:42AM

    No point in letting work bring you down, dear Patty. What a hard decision...
Claudia

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ANGIEINTRAINING 4/16/2011 8:18PM

    Your mental health needs to come first. If you are not happy in one area of your life, other areas will suffer. You will be in my thoughts. Good luck with this!

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KAMAPERRY 4/16/2011 2:20PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/16/2011 2:14PM

    Sometimes decisions can be so hard. Just remember that to make a choice based on what would be the BEST for you in the long run. Then you worry about the "then what" after. My prayers will be with you through this tough time.

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NPA4LOSS 4/16/2011 2:10PM

    Making a choice on the basis of your health and well being is difficult but necessary. We are here for you and for encouragement and support whatever your decision might be. emoticon

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Stressed

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My daughter even mentioned to me how I see over-stressed this week. I'm glad I have about a hour breather tonight to sit down, slow down and try to assess what I need to do to clear some of this stress out of my life. I know I'm not sleeping well or concentrating like I should. Not a good thing!

  
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DIDMIS 4/16/2011 5:24PM

    Yes, we need to take time for ourselves and just sit back and relax.
Irene

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NPA4LOSS 4/15/2011 8:22PM

    I hope the breather helped. Hopefully this weekend you can find some ME time. Best wishes my friend for quiet rest and a low stress weekend.

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KAMAPERRY 4/15/2011 2:52PM

    Try some yoga, it helps!

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CTEMPLE 4/14/2011 7:49PM

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PRINCESSHERRING 4/14/2011 7:37PM

    I agree I need to do the same :(

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Falling Behind in Everything

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm falling behind on my sleep, in my training, and in my everyday life. Something's gotta give. Just don't know what yet, but I know it's starting to affect my nerves a bit. Hoping I will have time to think tomorrow after 6 pm.

  
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NPA4LOSS 4/14/2011 11:43AM

    Take a little ME time at the end of the working day. It will give you something to look forward to. emoticon

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CTEMPLE 4/14/2011 6:55AM

    sleep is the answer dear Patty try to get some. Maybe a little helper?
Claudia

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Exhausted

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yesterday was my last day at my temporary job and my first day of my new job. My new job is still in the "training" stage where I sit in a classroom all day. I am one tired person today. And I don't know if I am going to keep up with or like the job. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. Well, time will tell.

  
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SLIMLILA 4/14/2011 11:46PM

    As a teacher, when we go on PD days, I know how tiring even one day of training is.... make sure you drink lots of water to keep you hydrated and alert, it should help.... Hope the training goes well and you find it is something you will enjoy..

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KAMAPERRY 4/13/2011 2:12PM

    Good luck!

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FITMARY 4/13/2011 8:47AM

    Good luck with the new job. I SO hope it works out!
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NPA4LOSS 4/12/2011 9:39PM

    Maybe you will love the job once you get started.

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CTEMPLE 4/12/2011 9:16PM

    Ok it's all on so you're close to knowing what it'll feel like. Hope you can have a rest tonight.
Claudia

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ANGIEINTRAINING 4/12/2011 8:47PM

    Hang in there! Even if you don't end up liking this new job, the additional training you are receiving will look good on your resume. Keep up the search and you will find the right place for you to be.

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Changes Start Today

Monday, April 11, 2011

I have a lot of changes starting today in my life. I'm not looking forward to most of them, but they are necessary evils in my life at this point. I will learn which ones I need to keep and which ones I need to change. What fun! And I woke up tired today - which I know isn't helping.

  
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SLIMLILA 4/14/2011 11:45PM

    I sure don't envy you all the changes and stress in your life, but I know most likely I am going to be going through a lot of similar things in the next couple months. I don't expect to be working at this school after June, but because housing was provided that last 6 yrs. of my working career, I don't even have a house to move my stuff to or anything... as much as I hate looking for a job too, it sure would be a lot better if I could find one before this one ends, so I know where I will be moving and where I will be living.

Hugs to you, and sleep better so you can try to relieve some of the stress, I know that is a lot easier said than done, but remember you gotta take care of you FIRST!

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CTEMPLE 4/12/2011 1:36AM

    It might get better during the day!
Claudia

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MOMMA48 4/11/2011 2:48PM

    emoticonHope a hug and knowing that you're in my thoughts, Patty, can help you feel better today. You're too awesome and great of a friend to see when you're feeling down. Just give me a yell (email) and know that I'm always here for ya -- through the goods and the bads! We can do it, Patty, and I know you can too!

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FROGGERHKC 4/11/2011 11:58AM

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Hang in there, I hope things get better for you quickly!!

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INGMARIE 4/11/2011 10:37AM

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Hang in there
here are some flowers and sunshine for you
and a bit of luck too, cant hurt. emoticon

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FITMARY 4/11/2011 8:53AM

    Hang in there!!!!
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NPA4LOSS 4/11/2011 8:40AM

    Keep your chin up and forge ahead my friend! emoticon

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