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Tough Week and it's Only Tuesday

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This is shaping up to be the kind of week where, if life was fair I would be allowed to stay at home in bed all week. It's my grumpy time of the month to begin with. Then I had to make a hard decision this weekend not to take the Washington state bar exam this summer for financial reasons - namely that I can't afford the close to $5000 it was all going to end up costing me. This was an extra hard decision for me since I already passed the Oregon bar about a year and half ago, but have had no luck finding a job as a lawyer here.

Added on top of that is the fact that things at my current job have been kind of weird this week, since one of my co-workers told me repeatedly for the last two weeks that she was going to quit as soon as my boss came back from vacation. We'll he's back as of Monday, but she seems to have reconsidered.

The one good thing is that I haven't let any of that get me off track. I'm still going to the gym even though I feel tired and low energy. And, I've been staying on track with my food as well (although I did treat myself to chocolate bar on Friday). So, I'm trying to keep in mind that at least I'm getting to test myself and see that the changes that I've made a really here to last.
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  • MAMAZBOYZ7
    Wow...sorry to hear about the job situation. BUT - I do have to say that your attitude is awesome despite the circumstances. That is inspiring to me because I'm the queen of using bad mood, bad day, bad whatever as my excuse to go eat something extremely fattening and unhealthy. What you said is what I need to do...making the changes that I'm planning on making last. Thanks for the inspiration. And, Matthew 19:26 says "...but with God all things are possible." He is able to make the way for you to obtain the financing for your job...I will say a prayer for you. God bless...
    4688 days ago
  • DPLEAK
    I bet as you complete you mission for a smaller you, you'll find a way to get 5K (ebay your old clothes!!) and complete your exams! Here's a thought "Run a 5K to make 5K". Maybe they offer prize money for winning one! I don't really know I never ran one. And I'm sure as people see you knocking off personal challenges: those with 'bad' attitudes see you as a threat and the 'good' attitudes will cheer you on. And lawyers like winners...you'll make it.

    Hey congrats I see your 25 down!
    4688 days ago
  • TRACYTRIP
    I have MONTHS that linger like that at work! I hope you find a way to take the bar exam. That is a huge deal. You have a great site. I will make sure I keep tuned in! You are very motivating.
    4688 days ago
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