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...