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Sidelined and Epically Broken.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I haven't updated for awhile. Oops!! So here goes... (sorry for the length!)

The last 2 weeks have been... rough, to put it mildly. If you've been following my blogs/status updates, you already know about my job situation. For those of you who may be tuning in for the first time (or you just need a refresher!), I have gone from full-time teaching to part-time working at Victoria's Secret. Which has all been well and good until about last week.

I looked at my bank statement and suddenly everything came crashing down. Granted, I have had a nice amount saved for emergencies, but I am shaking with the realization that those savings aren't going to last me for much longer and with my lease renewal on the horizon (as in, 2 weeks from now), I have some MAJOR decisions to make. I also just want to be able to go out with my friends for dinner/drinks and not have to worry (as much) if it will break the bank.

I've been applying like crazy for schools (kind of), but that mostly consisted of the convenience of a mass application being sent out through the entire county school system, so now I'm playing the waiting game which really is stressful. Plus, based on my last encounter when I was finished with the previous school, and word of my friends still there, I have a hard time believing that the principal will be professional enough to either GIVE me a rec in the first place, or give me something decently positive. That discourages me SO much because then my 4 years of college will go down the drain if I can't even do what I'm passionate about (cue breakdown).

On top of that, my family desperately wants me to move back home with them which I DON'T want to do after having moved out on my own. Plus, moving 1,000 miles back North less than a year after moving HERE just makes me want to puke lol.

And now this week, Sunday I worked out per usual, then we had an event at work so I decided to break out my heels since it was a special occasion. Well, I don't know if it was the work out on Sunday, Monday, wearing the heels Sunday night, or a combo of the 3, but my right calf/knee has been KILLING me. Thankfully today it has been better, but it has put quite the damper on my working out this week (really just yesterday). I'm going to try my ST today and see if I can at least handle that.

So now that I've been negative for awhile, I want to celebrate some positives:
1. I at least HAVE a job right now
2. My boyfriend and I are still doing amazing and he is SO supportive :)
3. I'm seeing/feeling results from keeping up with my ST
4. It's getting super gorgeous out on a regular basis (yeah, I know... I live in Florida and it's pretty guaranteed, but STILL!!)
5. I applied for a new job at a college working in their student affairs office making almost double what I make now, so fingers crossed for that!!
6. I'm getting to know more people in my church and it is just so welcoming to see familiar, smiling faces every Sunday.

Quote for the Day:
The problem is not the problem; the problem is your ATTITUDE about the problem.
~Capt. Jack Sparrow
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CLPURNELL 5/9/2013 11:44PM

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Hope you get some positive news on the job front soon!

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JAIMESIZED 5/9/2013 8:51AM

    Keep looking at those positives... it'll help you get through. I hope things get better for you and that your stress levels go down. All that stress isn't good for anyone. Keep us updated on how everything goes.

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SUMMER2203 5/8/2013 8:01PM

    ok. i went through a very similar situation earlier this year...financial distress...parents wanted me to move back in...i really didnt want to...here is my two cents: dont do it! haha. do whatever it takes to live the life that you have created for yourself now. you can make this work. you will make this work!!! i wish you tons of luck!!!!!

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WRITERMOM2010 5/8/2013 7:06PM

    Those are all very good positives :) I know the feeling about going from full time to part time. I was getting about 40 hours a week working in a big hotel, and left it for a job that I'd get the promotion I'd been after, and now I'm lucky to get 12 hours in two weeks! Keeping fingers crossed the job making double will work out for you! everyone deserves SOMETHING to go right in their lives :)
stay focused on the positives :D

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