Friday, June 24, 2011
No, I haven't gotten organized yet (still haven't touched my office cleanup like I had planned) , but I had an excellent telephone interview yesterday afternoon, and met with the employment agency today, which also was an excellent experience. I have an in-person interview with this potential employer on Monday morning, and I'm praying that this is going to work out!
After 6 months of working for someone who was always criticizing, demanding, swearing, and generally making like miserable for everyone around, I'm glad that I finally came out of that period of feeling worthless to put myself "out there" in the employment arena (and here on SP), where I found that people think my resume is pretty impressive, and that there are companies where a part-time professional (I'm a CPA) is highly valued. It is so good to see that there IS good potential for me to continue working on my terms (part-time, flexible hours), and still be able to devote time to getting fit and focusing on my family and church.
All this job-hunting is messing with my plans for spending time working on planning my meals and exercising, but I'm still managing to get it done anyway, for the most part. My sister recently wrote a tip about tracking before eating, and I'm going to try to incorporate that kind on thinking into my daily plan. I've found that I have a tendency to forget some of my food when I do it after the fact (yes, that 1/4 cup of almonds that I almost forgot put a dent in my remaining calories for the day!). This is a learning experience, keeping up on SP, but I'm looking at it as an adventure, where I'll doubtless take lots of side roads as I try to find the path to take me where I need to be. In the meantime, I'll forgive myself for any slipups, and keep turning to my SP friends for inspiration!
"My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26