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Friday, March 04, 2011

Exactly a week after my last blog entry, I was informed that my office was closing - immediately. Wow. I had seen it coming for some time, but it still sent me reeling when it actually happened.

For the next two months, my full time job became finding a job! With the dismal job outlook and economic news, it was hard to keep my spirits up, but that is exactly what was needed to find a new job. It's harder to convince someone to hire you without a positive outlook. I learned a lot about the hiring process. It had been a long time since I'd seriously looked for a job. I did things I've never done before - the most insane was a "group interview" where they interviewed a bunch of us in a meeting for just one job. Talk about competition. Some came across as pushy and I think I was the complete opposite on the spectrum. I didn't speak up enough. I was too timid. They didn't want anything more to do with me. I say if that's the way they think they'll find the best candidate for that job, I don't want anything to do with it anyway!

Finally, through networking, I found my current position. I'm doing much the same thing I had been doing. I'm a secretary for a real estate office again. This one is much larger and much more advanced, technologically. It took me a while to adjust to the way they do some things. But I think I'm finally getting the hang of things here. The people have all been nice. What more could I ask for? Oh yeah ... I'm getting paid less. But at this point any job is better than unemployment!

So I decided to get back to making my health a priority. I attempted to add just ten minutes of exercise a day to my routine. Shouldn't be that hard, should it? I wouldn't think so. But I'm wearing myself too thin. haha!! I only WISH that were the truth. I have run myself down. I ended up lowering my resistance through lack of rest and bam! I got sick. It was intense for the first couple of days but I'm finally starting to feel better.

I've got to take it easy ... easier ... but still make some sort of effort to get back on the road to health. Keep checking in at SparkPeople. That's a good place to start anyway. This keeps me wanting to be accountable, anyway. And it feels good to have gotten all of this out of my system now. Time to move forward!
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  • MAURIZIA
    Teresa, you do have to tend to yourself to be any good at anything...I'm learning that the hard way...Glad to see you getting healthy!

    Hugs!
    3380 days ago
  • JESSICAPAGE
    Wow Luv, I have been there and I understand what you have gone through and what you are going through. It is great that you are ready to put your health back on the list. We sometimes have to just take a break and focus on other things. I am so glad you found a new job. It took me a year! SO many people have lost so much, we are so lucky when you think about it. Honestly I am glad I was downsized because it opened a whole new path up for me. One that may not have been there otherwise. We have to learn to be flexible and go with the flow. I have worked hard to get better at that. Anyway I have to get back to work. I just wanted to say Hi. Good luck with everything. It will get better. But as long as we learn from each experience, well, we give it meaning you know? So stay positive! You have the right attitude. Its all about perception! Best, Jess emoticon
    3380 days ago
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