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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I got a call from my employment agency to go into the same place I worked yesterday. I hear employees talk, and they all are saying the receptionist is probably on her way out. The company calls and asks for me. I've got my fingers crossed that if the company does let her go, that they would consider me for the job. More money, overtime and a pleasant work place sure beats the job I have now.

I will have to get back on SP after work. I don't want anyone to think I've abandoned ship. It's too much of a lifeline for me.

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MOMMA48 9/28/2011 6:27PM

    emoticonand what wonderful news! Hugs and prayers for a great result!

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NPA4LOSS 9/28/2011 10:23AM

    emoticon and emoticon my friend!

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    Woo Hoo!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you! Good luck and keep us posted.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm glad I woke up early and got my cleaning and exercising in. I got a call from the employment agency wanting me to fill in at the same place I did last week as a receptionist. A lady that works there made the comment that the receptionist has been missing a day a week for awhile and that it wasn't looking good on the girl's record. So, off I go to fill in for her and make a little bit of money. Meanwhile, I'm hoping these last minute I-will-be-there times are scoring points for me. The people are friendly, the pay is decent and the work isn't hard. I won't be getting my hopes up - just some wishful thinking on my part.

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SLIMLILA 9/29/2011 1:34AM

    emoticonGood to hear, hope it works out for you.

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NPA4LOSS 9/27/2011 11:42PM

    Every call is an opportunity.

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MPEACH87 9/27/2011 4:40PM

    Good way to be hopeful about it! You're still being realistic, and at the same time being honest that, if you do show up for someone that doesn't at least once a week, you're turning into a great help for them!!

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C11ELF16 9/27/2011 11:10AM

    Hope it works out for you! Glad you get another day in to make some $. Keep up the good work. The RIGHT job is going to come along for you !

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Back to the Grind

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's a rainy Monday and I have lots of errands to run and chores to do. I'm already feeling like I'm running out of time, but will keep plugging away. I practiced job interviewing again with my caseworker first thing this morning. She said she saw an improvement in my answers, so that was a good sign! The Avon customer that I couldn't touch base with finally came through and paid for her order. Yeah! But then I had to call Avon and tell them that I wouldn't be returning it after all. I got to call three places about a doctor bill I received. I found out that it was in the way that the doctor's office coded it. I haven't been able to get through to them yet.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed today. I really hope that, giving myself a couple more hours, I will feel like I have accomplished most of what I set out to do. Then I can spend the rest of the evening/week doing things that will either relax me, improve me or just be more beneficial to my well-being.

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TOPAZROSE 9/27/2011 12:40AM

    Some days are like that...overwhelming. I hope you accomplish everything and have time to focus on more pleasant things soon.

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Small Accomplishments

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I've been trying for at least two months to at least write down some new goals. I don't know how long it's been since I've known that I needed to re-vamp my goals. I haven't actually completed writing down all my goals, but I know that I have accomplished some little ones this past week. It feels good to say that.

I've been wanting to take my little SP scribbles and sayings that I've written on loose paper and put them in my SP journal book. I was able to do that on the day that I filled in for a receptionist in betweeen phone calls and other duties that needed to be done. Now I just have to get back into the habit of journaling. I did well for awhile, but that's been months ago.

My fall cleaning has started. I've got my kitchen done (with thanks to the couple ants that I didn't want to see in there.) There were canned goods left over from when my daughter and her boyfriend were still there that I knew I that would probably never use. So, I got to give them to family members that I knew would use them. It's nice to have a little more room in the cupboard. I can see what I have a little easier.

My daughter and I had a "re-gift" box. It started on top of the cupboards in the laundry room and had made it's way into the spare bedroom. I finally went through it the other day. decided what to throw away, and gave the rest of the stuff to two of my nieces. One can use some of the stuff to give to her daughters for Christmas and the other can give the stuff to her parents for Christmas. One less box of stuff that I would probably never use!

I had grand ideas of having a yard sale with my brother. But, my brother being my brother (the only boy and the baby of the family), that never materialized. And I realized that I really didn't have enough stuff of my own to have much of a sale. Maybe next year I can get him off his duff!

I am coming along on the afghan that I need to have done by October 8. I made a lot of progress yesterday when I took it with me when I went with a friend who had a lot of errands to run. It seemed rather strange to not have my grandkitty "helping" me, though.

I think my biggest accomplishment this week was taking a soft skills job interviewing class. It got me thinking about all the soft skills that I really already possess and I know now to use them to the fullest when at a job interview. I've also been going through my packet that I kept from the job interview seminar that I took maybe 6 or 7 months ago. I've been writing down my answers and trying to fine tune them. I need to go through it once more today as I am going to practice in the morning with one of my case workers.

I am trying my best to build my self-esteem back up. The boss I have now has successfully undermined a lot of the progress I had made. I admit that it was easy for me to let her. I will also admit that I'm to the point with her that her cutting remarks are not being taken to heart like they once were. I see the situation for what it is. It is temporary and it is giving me a little money and experience as I look for the next step in my career.

Now to think about and start doing more of my goals...

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SLIMLILA 9/26/2011 1:14AM


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    Stay strong and don't let others bring you down!

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NPA4LOSS 9/25/2011 7:15PM

    You are making great progress my friend!

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ALASKANMOMOF2 9/25/2011 2:39PM

    Good for you. emoticon Keep looking forward and setting good goals. I like your perspective on your boss, too. emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/25/2011 1:48PM

    It's good to hear that you have built up your resilience, everyone needs the skills to cope with adverse situations. It is hard when your workplace is unhappy, but these days when thejobb market is tight, there are more and more people in jobs they don't like, hanging in there because they need the money and can't move on elsewhere. And it doesn't exactly make for a happy workplace. Good on you for tackling your work situation, I'm sure if you keep up your positive attitude, with the help of your case worker you will find something that suits you better.

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VEUVEGIRL 9/25/2011 10:59AM

    One day at a time. You are going to be successful!

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Progressing, But Not As Fast As I Want

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I am more aware of the steps I want to take in my life and where I want them to take me. I've made some of these steps lately. But it seems like there are so many more that I want to take that I haven't gotten to yet. I'm wanting to get from point A to point B a little faster than I am. I don't feel like I've quite given it my best shot yet and I really need to. Okay, I will step up with the steps a little bit each day and see where I am at the end of October.

I want to have a stable job by then. At least, I want to cut my ties with the job I have now that is causing me so much stress. I want to be more organized in my life. This means that first, I want my household to be more organized. Second, I want my personal life to be more organized and on a schedule that is more balanced. I will be healthier both physically and mentally this way. I'm not sure how I'm going to get there. But, I really want to be at least a little closer to what this is.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/24/2011 4:12PM

    I love the organized life spark team! Those sparkers are really sweet and they motivate me to do a little something every day. Even if it is just to make 5 piles into one pile. Maybe I will see you there?

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POINTAFTER 9/24/2011 1:42PM

    I agree with Stongerleaner about timeframes. The journey should be taken at your own pace, with YOU in control, not a calendar.

Identifying what you want is the first part, and you've done that. As for being unsure how to get there, I recommend . It helps you develop a plan to identify your goals and actually get there. And it's free! I did it in January, and it made a huge difference for me.

Hang in there! emoticon

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    You're making great changes. Change is rarely easy.

I think you're doing a beautiful job. I know you want to see differences faster and I'm sure those results are coming.

Don't allow the time frame to discourage you. Let it just be fuel for your fire!

You are inspiring so many with analyzing your life and making positive changes.

Keep up the good work!


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