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Friday, October 03, 2008

Both Good And Bad in the past two months... where to start- well here's the drama...

August 22nd I got fired from WorldStrides, very devastating to me, I had no idea they were going to do it, I had been working my butt off and that after noon Human Resources emailed everyone in my department to say the at 2pm we would be having a meeting. Never a good thing on a friday afternoon to have an unplanned meeting... anyway, we were all headed upstairs to the conference room and one of the ladies in HR came and got me and said she needed help for a minute- yea right- she took me into her office, and explained that it was going to be my last day.... WTF.... ;.-( I was sooooo upset and had no idea it was going to happen- like I said we were extremely busy and I had been working hard. I asked whose decision it was and they lied and said it was bosses decision- Karen. Well they were letting her go- actually they told her she either needed to transfer to another department or she could quit. So she quit. I talked to her after all this happened and she said they lied- they had no reason to fire me- and that she begged them not to do this- but they did it anyway. BUTTHOLES!

I started a temp job at University of Virginia, its not the best place for me I think, so I am continuing my search for a job- so prayers are appreciated. But at least it is something to help me get through... I still have a ways to go until everything will be ok again- for over a month I have had no income- my last check from them went to rent- and I am still behind- my lights are about to be cut off. The same week I lost my job my car broke down... [I know this sounds like a really bad country song.. LOL]- I am surviving on prayers right now- and praying to God he will help me through this. I borrowed money to get my car fixed and just got that back this past week. But right now I have no idea how I am going to do this- single mom- no child support- just me. I worked at Worldstrides for 5 years. Never written up. Never been called into the office [sounds like high school]- but I had a good record. I just don't understand how people can be so heartless. And I am not the only one they have let go like this. Several -whole departments in the past few months have been let go. It isn't right. But I feel like things are starting too look up- I am not out of the woods yet- but Godwillling I will be ok.

I am still talking to Kevin- we started talking at the end of July- and while things are not serious- its great being around him and talking to him- I truly enjoy his company, so prayers for the relationship to develop as well--- well lets say for God's will.

Alayna is doing good- she is probably the biggest thing helping me through this right now. -Thank God for her.

Normally this would be one of my favorite times of year, I love fall, the colors of fall the smell of fall- pumpkins, and apple harvest festivals, Halloween, -then of course of to Thanksgiving and Christmas..... I can't help but think of what am I going to do.... I normally can't afford an extraordinary Christmas- but working at worldstrides I got a bonus every year- this year there won't be one. And Alayna's birthday is coming up- my baby will be 9 on October 29th this year. I just pray I can still make it special and memorable for her...

Well I needed this release... Thanks for listening to me... It will be hard getting on here- but keep me in your prayers and I will try to check this more often.... I'm also upset b/c I haven't been to the gym, and I actually miss it soooo much. Worldstrides had a deal with ACAC and they paid half- now I can't afford that either- so prayers I find a new gym... although with my new job- parking sucks- I have to park at University Hall catch the bus- get off at the Chapel at UVA and walk accross ground to my job. When I get lunch I walk down the UVA corner and get food. And walk back- so lots of walking!!

Anyway I hope everyone is doing well. I am still stuck at the same weight- Which is amazing- my eating habits haven't been the best lately- and no gym. ;-( So PRAYERS PRAYERS PRAYERS things start looking up!

C-ya round, Keep Believing- through it all---- I still do.
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    " When it rains it pours"
    One step at a time, and you'll be okay. While you are doing temp work at the University keep an eye out for a permanent position. (maybe even in another department) It is true that when one door closes another door opens. All in all, it sounds like you have a lot of blessings...friends (kevin) and your daughter , a home and a job. (even if it's not ideal). Enjoy the fall and your time with your daughter. Have fun, and be well.
    4606 days ago
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    I will be praying!

    May God bless you!
    4607 days ago
  • LAURIE160IN2013
    Hi Audrey! I know it's the pits! But remember there's a whole big ol' world out there for you. As for the gym, I don't know about where you are, but in my city the Y subsidizes memberships (as in free) for people on low incomes. There may be community centers, etc., that do similar things. Or how about at the university--does working there part-time qualify you for some free or low-cost gym time? All universities have gyms. Anyway I work out at home now, with yoga & pilates videos, dancing on the mini trampoline to YouTube music videos, etc. I used to have a weight bench in my dining room but now I don't have a dining room.... You'll think of something. Good luck to you.
    Laurie R.
    4608 days ago
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