Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Special
Thank You
I have been so very blessed this whole holiday season. One of the main reason's is because of people like you reading this blog. You saw just a glimpse of my life and decided to take a part in it to make my daughter and I Christmas a very special one.
And I Thank each and everyone of you. Without your acts of kindness this Christmas would have been very bare. With the kindness I received I was able to give my daughter a very special Christmas. I am deeply moved and thankful.
It was my turn to play Santa this year for my daughter. Since the divorce we split the holidays. Somehow or another my daughter's father always seems to mess it up for me when it's my turn. But not this year I am happy to say. So I got to get up around 2am and put Santa's presents under the tree. Plus I got to eat some cookies!! I don't know how much longer my daughter will believe in Santa so I don't take it for granted. I had a grand time sitting everything out for her to see this Christmas morning. She loved everything she got for Christmas!! I know my daughter is grateful. She is a very special child. At first she had 2 presents under the tree. When she kept seeing more and more presents under the tree she said "Mom, I don't need anymore" She is a good kid and she understands that Mom is struggels to make ends meet. So she really didn't expect much this year.
So another thanks to you all (Big D and The Wow Sisters) and my friends that I have had for many years . You made my daughters Christmas wishes come true!! And for that I am very, very thankful.
Update on the New Job!
The new job is awesome!! I think I am going to be able to move up with this company very fast, which is what I want to do. I want to be in management and since I am on the ground floor I do think this is achievable. They are going to hire around 200 people and I am one of the first 60 to be hired. I think there is a lot of room to grow with this company and that is what it is all about for me now.
I work 4 10hour days. Which means during that time the only real time I have is work and sleep. But that is okay I enjoy it. I like the job and I feel I have a good chance to be the best I can be, and I will.
Sometimes I feel guilty because the economy is so bad right now and people are in a bad way when such good things are happening for me. I also believe it is all of the positive energy I put out that is bringing positive things into my life. Things couldn't be better for me right now. I have to wait a whole month before my first paycheck, but that is fine because after that I believe I will become self sufficient. That is what I want more than anything just to be financially stable. Once that is achieved then I will start moving up and I can help someone next Christmas the way I have been helped this Christmas.
2009 is approaching and it is going to be the first of the best year's EVER to come in my life!! I am staying positive. I will make my dreams come true. This all will happen. I am sure of it!! Oh and Thank You also for your comments on the last post. And no I can not blog at work :(
Happy Holidays to You and Yours
May 2009 Treat You Kind!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's All Happening
I am sorry I haven't been online as much as I should. I have been looking for a new job. One that pays better with better benefits. Though it's scary and a little intimidating changing professions but, like I said in my earlier blog I have to make more money.
I did take that vacation day this past Monday and went out on a search. I had a couple of interviews. One called me back for a second interview today. Guess what people? I got the job!!!
As happy as I was to get the job offer there was one glitch. They want me to start this Monday. The manager (Joe) told me he didn't know when there would be another class starting, maybe not for 3 to 4 weeks out. I told them I really needed to give a notice at my present job. So the manager gave me his number and told me to call him this afternoon with my decision. I got on the phone after leaving the interview and called my manager at my present job. She has always been so supportive and just a great all around boss. When I told her my dilemma guess what she said? She told me I should take the job. She said she totally understood my predicament and is always supportive of any of her employees that move onto to a better paying job. I told her I was worried about giving a notice. She said not to worry. She said if I had just not showed up or just walked out of work it would be different, but I did contact her and ask her advice so this is totally different. See....I told you she was a great boss. I am going to miss her SO much!! As well as all of my fellow co-workers.
So I think you got the picture. I called Joe back and told him YES I would take the job and I would be there at 7:00 am on Monday morning!!
So thank you all for your good luck wishes. I probably will only be posting on here once a week because I am going to be working 10hr days and learning a totally new job. I'm sure it will take some time to get used to everything, but I believe good things are coming my way.
I have faith and I believe!! It feels good to believe in myself. I KNOW I can do this and I KNOW this will be better for both my daughter and I.
I am blessed.
So stay tuned till next time when I can fill you in on how the new job, new life is going!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

In The Words of David Bowie
Well it is that time of year again when everyone looks back in retrospect of the passing year. I have to say this will be one of the first times that I am ready to make changes in my life in the form of a new year resolution. Though I don't want to call it a New Years Resolution. I just want to call it making a lifestyle change, a new me change.
See in the past years I have dated some really uncool guys. That's enough of that, but it brought me to the realizations that I had to be better to myself and not to take shit from any man ever again.
Accomplished.... (or so I am hoping and keeping my fingers crossed)
To be better to myself, to focus on my inner being that had been abused emotionally. I have done that. I like who I am as a person and I like me.
Now this year it is going to be a career change. I have my Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I absolutely LOVE my job, but, it doesn't help with my pocket book. You know they say it is better to have a job you love and not make a lot of money than to have a job where you make loads of money but you loathe what you do. Sometimes I wonder if that is really true. But with the economy and being a single mother I have to do what is best for my daughter and I. At this time it means finding another line of work that will pay me better, and let me tell ya, that probably won't be hard to do. Because let me tell you, teachers do NOT MAKE SHIT! Especially in Early Childhood Education. I will miss all my children at work, I will miss that I now get 2 paid vacations a year and now I have to start over again somewhere else, I will miss the camaraderie of all of my female companions and boss at work. But I have to go and make the almighty dollar. I am now hungry for it and it HAS to be done. I have a vacation day left and I am going to use half of it tomorrow to go and see about a new job.
Wish Me Luck!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hello everyone! I am back!
My internet service was turned off while moving but now I am back online.
I am done with my move into my new little condo and I love it.
I had so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Let me tell you a little bit about it before I have to head out the door for work.
Friends are the greatest things in life. Since I have no family here, my friends take my place of my family. I was so scared I would have no one to help me move. I woke up on moving day wondering if everyone that said they would help would actually be there. I mean it was a big football weekend and a holiday weekend so I was kinda worried. My girlfriend who was staying with me for the holiday's was there of course, but would everyone else show up. Well I got a phone call from my co-worker that she would be there around 12:00 noon instead of 9:00. No problem I thought, I had asked my friend Chris to help me and 12:00 noon seemed like a more realistic time for him to come and help than 9:00 am anyway. So I let Chris know and all was on for 12:00 noon.
First let me tell you...I am blessed. At 11:30 Chris showed up with his truck. Now we could only use his truck for the things that weren't heavy, like boxes and such, not the heavy things such as couches, bed's. Then right at 12:00 here comes my co-worker and her husband in a truck. She also had one of her son's friends and his truck following her! So I had 3 men, 3 trucks and 3 of us women. I love my co-worker she knows how to get things done!! She came in and took charge and let me tell you we were done with all of the heavy things in 2 HOURS!!
My friend Chris and I finished up the smaller odds and end's things. When we sat down to take a break after the last load for he and I it was 2:30!! I still had to go back and clean and such but all the moving was done!
So this Thanksgiving I found out that yes, I have some good friends, yes, I have some real friends! You know what they say, you find out who your true friends are when you ask them to help you move and they actually come.
I am very grateful and thankful this holiday season.
I feel blessed.