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!

5 comments:

Jil said...

Good to have you back Heather! and Holy Crap! You are excused from not having blogged in nearly a month...so 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 (GastricGirl.com) 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!!
hugs!

Jil said...

Yoo-hoo....Heather....

where are you girl?

J

Scott Mullins said...

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