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Staying strong through the stress.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's not the best time to be a teacher, especially in Pennsylvania. School districts are losing funding from the state, and this means that jobs are being cut left and right. My district is going through a really rough patch right now - there are a lot of people who are most likely going to be without a job next year, and I'm terrified that I'm going to be one of them. It's really easy for me to tell other people "you can spend the same time worrying or being positive, blah blah..." but it's hard for me to follow the same advice. And hubs has assured me that we will be fine whatever happens, but I can't help but worry. Sigh.

So I guess in the midst of all this, I should be continually thinking of what I'm thankful for, and the good things in my life.

- I am sticking to a workout schedule.
- Brad is very supportive, and he's been keeping me fed with healthy meals. I have to admit, tonight I really felt lazy about cooking and I ate cereal. But I still entered in all my food, and I managed to stay within my calories today.
- I'm feeling strong and good about myself. This Mudder training is really building some muscle, and I feel super strong.
- Tomorrow I am meeting my bestie for dinner. It will be so nice to go out... I seriously need to relax.

And with that, I'm off to take a hot bath!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 4/20/2012 9:23PM

    Our governor is a stinker!

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TORTUETOO 4/20/2012 12:18PM

    The not knowing is the worst part, isn't it? At least if you know, you can start dealing with it! Being in limbo is no fun. Hang in there!

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/19/2012 12:48AM

    Good job focusing on the positives! I got a RIF notice, a layoff notice this year. My state is also going through budget problems. I may get my job back or I might be out of work after June 30. I'm trying to stay positive and not worry about it. Sometimes it gets to me but it definitely helps to destress.

Your training sounds awesome and I'm sure you are getting super strong! So stay positive and keep working on that awesome muscle you have going! emoticon

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TIGGER622 4/18/2012 10:49PM

    Oh honey!!! Hang in there!!! One day at a time, stay focused on the positive! We're here for ya!

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TUCKERKT 4/18/2012 9:43PM

    You are right the Mudder training does get results in the muscle category, 11 days and we will get PAY OFF!!!! Can't wait for that ice cold beer and bright orange headband!

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GOEGIRL 4/18/2012 9:39PM

    Hang in there - I know this must be really tough for you. I'd be climbing the walls; I get it. I wish I had advice for you about how to handle it - I'll just keep following your blogs and soak up some of yours!

*fingers and toes crossed for you*

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MIAMIA7 4/18/2012 9:15PM

    Hang in there Carrie! We are all here for you. Hugs.

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/18/2012 8:33PM

    Enjoy your relaxing!


(This is the closest emoticon they had to anything resembling relaxation!)

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