Getting Healthy for Life

21 Jun, 2012

What a long day…

Posted by: sgregg In: Getting healthy| Life ramblings

It seems like so much has happened today…I’m not tired at all and it’s 11:07pm!  Anyway, I guess my energy is contributed to the amount of calories I have eaten today.  I met my mom and sister in the city today and my sister wanted to eat at Olive Garden.  So, I met them there with the intention of not eating anything (since I had just eaten lunch an hour or so before they called), and I ended up getting the soup and salad deal.  So, that means I ate about 3 bread sticks (sinful), a bowl of soup, and a heaping bowl of salad.  Then, we all went to the mall and Mom bought cookies for everyone.  I ate it, of course, because by this time I had decided that today was just going to be my “off” day for the week.  And man, was I off big time.  I went over my calorie goal by 500-something!  Whoa!  Anyway, I’m not upset about it, but wow, it’s crazy how many calories you can eat in one sitting when you aren’t aware of how many calories are in each item.  I’m pretty sure I would have eaten something a lot lighter if I had known ahead of time the calorie count of what I ordered.  You live and you learn.  I had no idea they were going to Olive Garden until I had left the house headed to the city to the meet them.  I thought they were going to the mall and just getting something from the food court.  If that had been the case, I wouldn’t have eaten anything until dinner time.

So, earlier today I called around to the different elementary schools that I applied to online.  Well, everyone I talked to had already filled the open positions!  I got really frustrated about it because I have only had one interview at one school and there are about 8 different elementary schools.  Anyway, I emailed someone in human resources and she told me that they literally have thousands of applicants per year and that I should consider myself lucky that I got a call for that one interview.  She also said if I had went around to the schools (which I did) and applied online, then I pretty much done everything that I could have done.  So, that made me feel so much better to hear her say that because that reassured me that I was on the right track and I didn’t miss anything.  It’s just some people get called and some don’t.  That’s just how it goes sometimes.  So, my back up plan may have to go into affect.  I’m going to get on the sub list and work my foot in the door from there.  If I can sub an extended leave then I may can get an offer from that same school.  I know God will put me where I need to be and I just need to stay patient and trust in Him.  It’s just so hard when all my friends are getting jobs and I am not.  However, I do try to keep thinking about the job offer that I did get.  Yes, I had a job before several of them, but I just had to turn it down.  So, I know I’m not a complete failure…ha!  Also, I’m thinking of going ahead and applying for graduate school to get my  Masters in Education.  So, I could work on that while I’m waiting for work.

Anyway, so, yeah, long day today…tomorrow, I will have a better calorie count and I won’t be stressing about finding a job.  Something WILL come up. :)

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