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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.....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSIFISH 1/11/2013 12:40PM

    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!

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JPONCIN 1/10/2013 6:26PM

    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. :)

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KRISZTA11 1/10/2013 3:58PM

    I hope you'll like the new job!

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MARTY728 1/10/2013 1:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 1/10/2013 11:00AM

  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.

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DOGLADY13 1/9/2013 10:42PM

    Yahoo on the job. You will be back to managing work, family, and health in no time because your are good at that.

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DOGLADY13 1/9/2013 10:41PM

    Yahoo on the job. You will be back to managing work, family, and health in no time because your are good at that.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/9/2013 10:26PM

    You are going to be FANTASTIC! I believe in you. A reset can sometimes be very beneficial!

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    There's nothing wrong with resolutions! Congratulations on the job and on taking a good attitude toward it!

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VIXSTERLU 1/9/2013 7:51PM

    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 :)

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FITFOODIE806 1/9/2013 7:49PM

    Glad you got a job in education. Maybe it'll doors down the road...

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/9/2013 7:35PM

    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

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CINERICIA 1/9/2013 7:19PM

    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.

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LESLIELENORE 1/9/2013 7:12PM

    Balance? What's that?!

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HARMONIUM 1/9/2013 7:03PM

    Good for you! I hope that you enjoy the job and find time to balance everything in your life.

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