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Re-prioritizing what's important

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I haven't been around at all the last 6 weeks or so.

I have so busy with work and such. I really don't even time to jump on while at work. I've been commuting to center city to work every day, which is a longer commute from my old office. My supervisors were nice enough to adjust my schedule so I can still work at my part time job at the library and that way I can take the train. (There's no parking in the lot of our building for me and it's cheaper to take the train.)

So, my new hours are 7:30 to 3:30. Every morning, I am now up at 4:30 to get in the shower before my husband, who needs to be in the shower at 4:50 and I am out of the house by 5:50 a.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday nights, I am leave the office at 3:30 and I am home at 5:30. By the time I cook and clean up dinner, get my lunch ready and do one "chore" (to avoid doing it on my only day off), It's 9:00. On the nights I am at the library, I am off the train at 4:45, work at 5 and home by 10 PM.

So, I am looking at how to get all the things I want to get done done. I am trying to work in a walk 3 times a week and maybe a video 2 times a week. I am going to go back to paper tracking for now, since I can't really use the computer at work for personal stuff.

Slow process, but I'll get it done :)

I have been trying to be good with eating, but I plan on getting back on track with tracking what I eat.

How's everyone been?
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JENNY712 9/14/2011 8:46AM

    You have a tough schedule! Love and prayers Jenny emoticon

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IRISHGIRL74 2/26/2011 9:22AM

    I may have to check them out. Thanks

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RJBINKLEY 2/23/2011 8:18PM

    I will keep my ears open. Have you tried Genesis Healthcare in Kennett? My daughter works there and says they have been hiring.

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IRISHGIRL74 2/23/2011 7:32PM

    Thanks!! I have been looking for Executive Assistant jobs in the Chester County area. Yeah, I hear you RJBINKLEY . . . trying to keep the bills paid and put myself first is something I've been struggling with!

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RJBINKLEY 2/22/2011 1:27PM

    It sounds like you are very organized, but what a schedule! What I will tell you from my experience is that you have to make yourself a priority, at least some of the time. I made the mistake of being a workaholic for many years, and it is one of the reasons I am where I am now. Of course, I happen to be in real estate, and with the slower market, I've had more time on my hands (less money too). I know this much, I won't go back to that schedule every again, no matter what. I think if the market hadn't forced me to slow down, my schedule would have eventually killed me. What is your job in center city? Maybe some of the rest of us can keep an ear out for something closer for you. Can't hurt to network! emoticon emoticon

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IRISHGIRL74 2/20/2011 8:50PM

    Thanks ladies. Yeah, it's been tough, but I NEED to get myself moving. I appricate the support. I'm hoping to get a video done tomorrow for my work out. Wish me luck!

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POINTAFTER 2/20/2011 1:58PM

    I believe most, if not all, women struggle with time management. We're expected to always put others first, and made to feel guilty when we don't. But we have to take care of ourselves to be able to take care of others. It's a Catch 22.

It will be hard, and you'll have to make some tough decisions, but you'll find a way to re-arrange your schedule so you can put yourself first from time to time.

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/19/2011 9:52PM

    Good to see you! Seems like you sure have a full schedule and boy, those early mornings! I hope you can find a way to get extra time for you during your days.
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JESSICA1999PA 2/19/2011 6:09PM

    Good to see you back on track!! I started using the "I don't have time" excuse but I gave up on it...if I have to go to bed 5 minutes later to get on here and log my stuff in, then I lose 5 minutes of sleep. There are NO EXCUSES for not getting healthy!! We've missed you!

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IRISHGIRL74 2/19/2011 2:44PM

    Thanks ladies. Lisa, I just started that job in Philly. I've been trying to find another full time job for the past year and half with no luck at all. boo. I need both jobs to survive. :(

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INKYINPA 2/19/2011 12:42PM

    Wow! You sure are 1 busy woman! Maybe it's time to try to find a new job closer to home? Have you ever sat down and calculated if the job in center city is WORTH IT? All the travel time and such? Sometimes the cost both $$ wise and time wise isn't worth it. My prayers are with you as you figure all this out. HUGS and HONK! HONK! HONK!!

Lisa

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CATHYJR73 2/19/2011 10:14AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan to try and at least track your food. Glad to see you back amongst us. I will pray for you to find the time you need to get to take care of yourself!! emoticon emoticon

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