I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This quote by Wentworth Miller is precisely how I feel right now. I found out that a part time job opened up in a local deli in a grocery store. While the job is NOT the job I desire, it is a JOB. I will need money for grad school (coming up in August) and I currently need money for daily living. I feel like it's a wonderfully lucky thing that I was able to walk in, talk to three different people, and get hired on the spot (they even decided not to have any further interviews or so they said). (Although, I have known these people for a while, so they kinda know that I'll be a good worker.) But it is in a deli, where there are strict food safety rules and regulations to memorize and follow to a tee. I'll be wearing a hair net (I think I can rock that with a hat), I'll have a uniform (I had to buy khakis today after going to 4 different stores), and I'll have to greet customers and get their food items (like meats, cheeses, and such). I'm okay with most of this. I don't fancy being on my feet for 8 hours straight on most work days, but hey, I know plenty of people who do it, so maybe now I will be able to appreciate (and hate) it properly.

One of the problems I have with this new job (which I officially start on Sunday) is that my hours will be day to evening (around 11am-7pm - I'll be closing the deli!) and Zumba is during this time. I will miss at least 2 or perhaps 3 Zumba classes a week. Since there are only 4 a week, I'm kinda upset. I just got back to it after being sick. :( I just keep thinking to myself "Look at the bright side. You will be making money. This will be nice." This doesn't really suffice for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Zumba.

Oh well, such is life. I wanted a job, so I should have expected it to be one that doesn't fit into my schedule. Then, in August (if I last that long...gosh, I hope I do), then I'll have to work around my grad school AND work schedules. That'll be fun. Nothing like real life slapping you in the face to wake you up from your trip down fantasy lane. (I say I live in fantasy lane because I currently live with my parents - moved back after college so that I could get a local job, make money, and then go to grad school - and they don't really make me pay any rent or utilities and I can pretty much do as I please. I suppose this will still be good for me, considering I can just save up money for grad school and have my own pocket money for minor expenses.) Ah, real life. Ready or not, here I come.

Wish me luck!

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  • no profile photo NEWYORKORCHIDS
    I'm with Cheryl - try the videos or Youtube. I *almost* couldn't read this blog because you mentioned my future husband (Wentworth Miller) and colors started swirling and music started playing and then we were running towards eachother in a field of wild flowers...

    Anyway - I'm with you on - it *is* a job. And hey, my brother worked part-time in the deli...if he can do it, so can you (and I'm not just saying that to be brother is just about as dumb as you can get).
    3857 days ago
    Good luck on the new job and I'd still try to do Zumba at home using the videos or Youtube. It won't be the same but it will all add up.
    3857 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1181809
    There's also ZUMBA videos on YouTube! ;)
    3860 days ago
    As I was reading your blog, I was thinking of telling you to try the Zumba tapes at home. This way you can do them at your convenience. I know sometimes is not the same, but if you can get into doing it at home, it would solve the problem for now.

    I am giving you the advice that I am trying to give myself...
    Let me know if it works for you?

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    3860 days ago
    If I were you I would get some Zumba DVD's and workout when it will be convenient for you since you are gonna be busier. Well good luck with everything!!
    3861 days ago
    Just being on your feet for that long will be a great workout. Maybe you can find another Zumba class that meets at a different time?

    3861 days ago
    Get a pedometer, it will make you feel good to see how much you walked. You can even track it on spark, or on walk across the US(
    ml) Maybe you can cross America by August and get paid for it! Good luck!
    3861 days ago
  • ANNE7X7
    Like you said, that is sort of bittersweet... but I am sure you will be able to figure something that works for you. Sometimes life just happens and you've got to deal with whatever comes your way! And I have no doubt you will find a way to make it all work!!
    3861 days ago
    Thanks for all the support, guys. I'm pretty excited! Hopefully, I'll still be able to meet all of my fitness goals.

    3861 days ago
    Congratulations on the job! Maybe you could even work some Zumba moves in while you're on your feet there, while cleaning up and closing, etc. And don't forget to count the calories burned from being on your feet all day!

    And making your own cash might just make you feel more empowered all around!

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    3861 days ago
    So happy for you. You have to be happy to have any job. Good luck!
    3861 days ago
    emoticon on the new job, but it's too bad about the scheduling for Zumba. You will find ways to fit in activity and keep burning those calories, it will just have to be a different way--DVDs or something else.


    3861 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5959732
    Standing is a great calorie burner! I know it won't be the same as the classes, but what about the Zumba DVD's for home? I have seen them online for around $40.00. Good luck with the new schedule! emoticon
    3861 days ago
    You will do great at your body and think of all that $ you will be saving up. You'll be burning some calories too while walking around and being on your feet all day. :)
    3861 days ago
    Oh, trust me, the hair net is the least of my worries. I was told I look quite nice in one. emoticon emoticon
    3861 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345
    Congratulations on this chunk of good luck. You have so many things going on -- don't stop and think too hard. Just keep enjoying your good fortune and I bet more comes along. Oh and don't worry about the hair net, no big deal if you are getting paid to wear it at a decent job.
    Keep up the good work,

    3861 days ago
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