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To work or not to work....

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Well, it's been far too long and I've gained probably 10 lbs so it's been WAY too dang long! I have not been working out in this summer heat and I was doing really well when I was outside all the time swimming and what not but then the humidity kicked in and just about did me in. Getting on the elliptical has not been a priority with classes in full swing and that's really pathetic because I know I need it. I have been anxiously anticipating the first day of school so that I could begin working out again while the kids are ALL in school this year. Sadly, now I am contemplating taking a job as well. This means less time to work out, less time for school work, less time to spend with the kids, but it also means not being in debt which is HUGE for our family. It means a big step closer to realizing my dream of being independent which I have not been since I was 17.
I have a big decision ahead of me, the place I can work at is about 2 miles from my home, the shift would be midnights which means I could sleep during the day when the kids are at school, and still make sporting events and such in the evenings before I'd have to be at work....but it also means less time for homework and I am a perfectionist about my schooling.
I also have my mother-in-law possibly needing radiation therapy, my sister-in-law needing a hysterectomy, and my daughter needing surgery on her foot ahead of me too. I don't know if it's the right time to even contemplate a job but it also might be my only chance to get my foot in the door. Most places won't even consider someone without a good work history and I haven't worked outside the home in 12 years....I need something to put on my resume!
What to do...what to do...
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    10 lbs ...pfff i wish
    2738 days ago
    Define your most important self-care goal. Once you figure that out then you will be able to organize your priorities. If you are depleted mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually then you are no good to the others in your life that you love so much. I vote love yourself first by making just 10 min. a day for a short walk or some fun physical activity.
    3544 days ago
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