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Success and goals for crazy weeks

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi gang! I've missed you this week! It's hard to believe I had an exam on Monday, and now it's only Friday. Wow, it seems like this week was a month long.

I know, it's hard to get a job in this economy - but it depends on what you want to do. If I wanted to get a full-time office job, or teaching, or in industry... sure, that would stink. But first aid training and respite (caring for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities) - there is always a demand - somewhere!

I got a first aid job in Mississauga that I'll start next week - it's on a course by course basis. I interviewed for another FAI job that's more local - and got it. Just have to start working out a schedule and locations, so that will take a couple of weeks. Also got 'hired' on as a respite worker yesterday, but now I have to go through the process of connecting with a family. There are several waiting, so it shouldn't take more than (again) a couple of weeks.

I did something really weird and applied for a job as the assistant gardener at a community/university roof top garden. I know, not very nurse-y. But it's something I have a lot of experience in, and I've been working on as a volunteer - if I can get paid for it, woo hoo! Now, the only problem would be if I actually get that job. Not sure how I'm going to fit school in.... Also, I'm hoping to get hired by the university athletic centre as their in-house FAI. I'll have to promote the classes like crazy, since they have such little demand for it. But it's the ideal position for me. Year round, local, great pay and I have total control over my hours... I turned down the garden centre job.


Hubby is looking hard and has had a couple of interviews. One was for a four-hour a week position. emoticon Really? ugh. Anyway, he'll get out there at least part time soon. Probably will end up working a couple (or several!) part time/casual positions till he gets his foot in the door.

I've been working out this week too! I *finally* hit my seven-days-in-a-row milestone, AND I'm down two pounds since last Friday. emoticon

Now, every time I get on a streak and say it 'out loud' I blow it. I'm hoping NOT to this time. It's going to be tough though! Especially leaving for work Wednesday at 5am and getting home near 10 probably. I'll have to make sure to get in a 20-min brisk walk or something.

Anyway, that's my goal for this upcoming week - to keep the streak alive and get a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise each day.

Second goal - do NOT use a drive-through. No matter what. Period. There, I said it! When I travel I can get sucked in to fast food soooooo easily. Not this time. I'll be packing my lunch and snacks. The most I'll stop for is coffee, and I will walk IN, order it (and only it) and walk OUT.

Hmm... I think that's it for this week.

Have a spectacular weekend, everyone!
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    Enjoyed reading your updates - feeling the same about 4 hr a week job....that won't help much :-D LOL Curious to see if you get the gardening job.
    2856 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    WOW you certainly have a TON of options out there don't you? It looks like we are all in the job market :) So glad you are finding work! I did a respite search for illinois and the google search came back confusing! i so admire your broad range of skills and how you go for it! taking some of your mojo! keep up the good work girl, miss you!
    2856 days ago
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    Your 20 minutes a day can certainly be broken down into two 10 minute walks! Just saying.....

    Great job on the work opportunities.
    2858 days ago
    Wow, I got tired just reading all this!
    2858 days ago
    My drivers side window is currently out of commission - that seems to help me with th drive-thru thing...
    2858 days ago
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