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7DBC: The Start Doing List

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Eh gads.

Well for those of you who watch my "Status" feed know I just started a new job. Sorta exciting. Its education, its close to my house. But it's as a teacher's aide, not teaching.

I have been out of work for *2 years* during which time I have applied for hundreds of jobs. In November I looked at my husband and said "If I cant get something by January, that's it. I'm done. I'll get a job as a cashier or secretary." This particular job pays the SAME as those positions, but at least its something I can put on my resume.

So Yes - Starting Things.
1) I will give myself 2-3 weeks to wallow in "Oh god, how do working people find balance time!" Then I will do it. This may mean getting up early for AM runs. This may mean Child gets to watch me sweat with a Jillian DVD. And when the weather gets warmer, I will start bicycling to work (its 3 miles) at least once per week.

2) I am restarting my program, not because I gained a buncha weight over the holiday, but because I need to reset my brain. 10 days of sickness, sloth and eating had a 3 lb impact. I've already lost 2 of the lbs so its really just one that needs my attention. But I was getting lazy with my tracking and eating anyway. So a Start-Fresh is in order.

3) I will restart blogging in my other blog. I havent posted anything since the August Monroe Triathlon. Family members comment that they enjoyed my writing and seeing what I'm up to. Now its just a matter of doing it.

Oh dear. This entry comes perilously close to New Years Resolutions.....
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    Congrats on the job!! I had a friend who was a teacher's aide for less than a year when the lead teacher left and she got the teaching position. I hope this is a great experience for you. Your plans sound good - I hope you enjoy the new lifestyle!
    1386 days ago
    Are you kidding?!?!? You don't have to deal with grades...parents...standardized testing... I think it sounds like a great gig. Maybe the pay isn't so great, but there is a lot less stress when you are an aide. You will get all that contact with your students, and not so much of the headaches/stress/responsibilities that come with being The Teacher. I'm excited for you.

    I'm happy for your re-commitment too. You have great focus. :)
    1386 days ago
    I hope you'll like the new job!

    1387 days ago
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    1387 days ago
    These are great things to focus on! First, I hope you enjoy the new job. While it may not have been the perfect fit, it's in the field of interest and could open up opportunities in other areas. Second, I try to bike to work somewhat regularly - I have 3.5 miles each ways and it's fairly manageable. Pack the night before, check the weather, and you'll be all set. Once you establish a routine, it becomes a little easier to follow and stick with it.
    1387 days ago
    Yahoo on the job. You will be back to managing work, family, and health in no time because your are good at that.
    1387 days ago
    Yahoo on the job. You will be back to managing work, family, and health in no time because your are good at that.
    1387 days ago
    You are going to be FANTASTIC! I believe in you. A reset can sometimes be very beneficial!
    1387 days ago
    There's nothing wrong with resolutions! Congratulations on the job and on taking a good attitude toward it!
    1387 days ago
    I think balance is a figment of our imagination, just saying. But I am hopeful it exists and I know that if it does, you will find it :)
    1387 days ago
    Glad you got a job in education. Maybe it'll doors down the road...
    1387 days ago
    emoticon Perilous, Polly? Hooray for the job that's closer to your field by the way!

    And reset is a good thing... renewed energy. Doesn't have to be New Year to have new resolve in your mind! emoticon
    1387 days ago
    Yay to gainful employment! Extra yay for being in your field! Jobs are hard to come by these days. I'm glad you found something that suits you.

    I completely agree with the reset thing. I did the same on January 2. (I couldn't quite bring myself to do it on January 1. It felt too resolution-y.) One pound isn't bad. It'll be gone before you know it. Especially with your new commitment to eating well again.
    1387 days ago
    Balance? What's that?!
    1387 days ago
    Good for you! I hope that you enjoy the job and find time to balance everything in your life.
    1387 days ago
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