Sunday, June 22, 2014
Today was my last day as an Americorp VISTA. It was tough to stick with it but I did! Woot! In the midst of an office job where people were constantly complaining about their co-workers, I learned that a sedentary office desk job is not for me. I need to move and groove. Over time, I found out that sitting was more exhausting than any standing job I have had. Maybe it was the stress that was exhausting me. Either way, it’s over! Woohoo!
Many volunteers have asked where I will be going. The sad part is I was prepared in April and applied to a slew of jobs. I was offered a full time job which I accepted. Last week, they took it back (one week prior to my current position ending) and offered only 15 hours a week. I had no choice but to accept. They mentioned they might have to reorganize in three weeks. To say the least, I am extremely disappointed by this company.
Don’t you worry though… I am not sitting home twiddling my thumbs. I am looking for other positions and even have an interview with a local plasma center next week. Hopefully that will pan out. In the mean time, I am doing some design work for a couple friends. Basically, its post cards, social media, blogging… things I am actually really effective at. Also, I am considering selling Young Living Essential Oils. Love the smell of them – same smell as when you walk into a salon. Young Living says there is a medicinal use for them. Not quite a believer in that…
If I don’t feel like I find a career by end of August, I am thinking of going to back to school for Graphic Design. I did think 10 years ago, and oddly enough, it is like I came to a full circle. It should take around a year and half. We will see.
Besides all that, I have gained 50# in the last year as an Americorp VISTA. There is research out there about environment and one’s weight. Unfortunately, I didn’t really need to experience it to know this. But, I did. Basically, I have been in a stressful environment with junk food around all the time. For this emotional eating gal, this is not a good situation. But, now I am not around that situation anymore. And, hopefully, my new job will be better, more positive. In the mean time, I hope to work on myself and start to kick this weight. This means more running, lifting, walking, hiking, more everything.
I figure I gained 50# in a year so I have a year to lose it. So, I want to be close to 165 again in June 2015. But, it’s really not about weight. It’s just the easier way to explain it. I really miss being able to run 3 miles easily, training for half marathons, lifting, being toned, having tons of energy, eating healthy and most of all, feeling good about me! So, I am going to get it back. I know it won’t happen overnight. I have been working on running 3 miles. It is definitely harder at 215 than 160s but got to keep at it.
Besides getting fit again, I want to run Grandma’s Half Marathon in June 2015. Two years ago I trained for the full marathon but never did it. It really took my confidence. Now, I really want to run the half… I just have to keep running 3 miles, start lifting consistently, eating less and I’ll be there in no time!