Friday, September 4, 2009

And I thought not blogging for a week was a big deal?

HELLO!!! It's me! I love that the last item I posted was commenting on the fact that I haven't blogged in over a week. I guess I was trying to shoot for a month this time? Well . . . I didn't make it!!! Whew!!!!

Boy! Has life given me a run for my money or what? Shall I catch you up? Let's do bullets . . .

  • Things at work didn't get better. I had let my boss know that if things didn't change or even appear to change that I would no longer be able to work in those conditions.
  • I have been unemployed as of Friday, August 24, 2009. I've never been unemployed in my entire adult life and it's scary as all get out. I can say that it was self-induced, but that doesn't mean it's easy.
  • I have officially gone back to school to finish what I started so long ago. I will be a California Credentialed Teacher by May 2010! And hopefully have a job/contract by next Fall! I feel good about it.
  • My son started 1st grade and he's so advanced that he's bored. We're working on that and I've told his teacher that she has my full support - especially since I will be needing the experience.
  • My weight is still about the same. I go from 168 - 171 on a fairly regular basis. I want to kick something into gear because I want to see and feel 160 - maybe even 150's? If it doesn't happen, I'm ok with that. But I want to at least try.
  • I've made it my goal to find a gym to join here in Fresno (hopefully this weekend). I haven't been to a gym since I have moved (June, 2009) and I think it's really taking it's toll on me, not only physically but emotionally as well. Who knew that so much stress would be associated with resigning your job?
So, in a nutshell, I've had some serious changes take place over the last few weeks. I was overwhelmed, then got a bit depressed, but now, I see the good that will be coming of it all. I guess you never know what life has in store for you until you take the necessary leaps and jump out of the window!

I will say that I'm excited about having time to find out about myself and about what I want. I am determined to take care of myself. I will be better able to focus on myself and really focus on what I want out of life and step away from the things that I don't want.

I have missed the blogland community and now I don't have to worry about being blocked from work!!! So, watch out friends . . . the comments will be pouring in! I'm so excited to get back into what exciting things are happening in your lives!


Jil said...

Good to have you back Heather! and Holy Crap! You are excused from not having blogged in nearly a much going on...sounds like a positive thing though...all the best in your new and continued journeys...may they happily collide! Jil

Kim H. said...

Wow... you have been going through a lot. It sounds like GOOD things are coming though... I see so many blessings. I think the teaching thing sounds wonderful, but you know I'm biased there... as I've dreamt of being a teacher my whole life. I think the extra time that you have right now is probably a blessing for getting your son settled... and the fact that you'd already move in with your parents... my goodness... thank God for that! :-) Hang in there... and remember that a good solid walk/jog can always help with stress.

Laurie ( said...

Heather! If you excuse me for not blogging, I'll excuse you! hahah
Sounds like you are about to start a brand new chapter in your life, and I hope it's the best one yet!!

Jil said...


where are you girl?


Scott Mullins said...

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