OK, for quite some time now I have had an internal debate over whether or not to start a blog...guess which side won...no, not "I'll Have Another" so get over it already (for those of you who may not know what I am talking about, perhaps you should turn your TV or computer on or open a newspaper LOL). I do not expect to have people banging on my door waiting for my next post, but if for some weird reason I am able to make someone realize they are not alone in this crazy, f'd up world, then I've done my part. Enjoy...
What has brought me to this point in my life? Hmm...a few months ago myself and many coworkers were pulled into a room and advised that the company had decided to pull out of the business we handled. Just. Like. That. To make matters worse, we had to continue working for 2 months as if nothing had changed. Riiight. To make it even better, they then offered us a 30 day extension...and then another...and then another. WTF...either job or no job. The yo-yo they put us on is exhausting! We've now gone through 2 rounds of "last days" and had to say goodbye to some of the most amazing, funny, caring individuals that made going to work fun. Although I love those that are still there everyday with me, it's not the same as it used to be. We are all unsure of where we'll be in a few weeks or months, but we know we're not alone with this.
Since getting the news of my job elimination, I have battled with myself over what to do. I decided to go back to what I love...kids. After taking my (annual) trip to TX with my sister, nephew, and niece, a friend and her daughter to visit amazing friends (and their family!) I realized that I would LOVE to be a nanny. I forgot how much I enjoyed running after kids and making them smile. I took a leap of faith that I am meant to work with kids and created a profile to become a nanny. Guess what...it worked! I started nannying the most amazingly well-behaved twins (who said I wasn't an over achiever...one wasn't enough! lol). The family is awesome and I have arranged my schedule so that I am still working full time (yes, I accepted the extension) and nannying one day a week. It's great! (I wish I could do it more! Shhh...I'm not crazy, I just enjoy it HAHA.)
To make life even more interesting, I decided to start my own business...with Mary Kay! (I know, you are thinking, "WHAT?!"...yes, it's me, who does not know how to apply makeup other then powder and mascara! But damnit I sure as hell am willing to learn!) There are no guarantees in life, so why not spread yourself out and give different things a chance, right? Right. So go ahead and allow me to offer you a FREE facial...and accept it DAMNIT! (Even if you don't become a client, you can let me practice my spiel on you...and laugh at me if you feel the urge LOL.)
So I have gone from working one stressful account management job...to doing my old (monotonous) job (that allows me to continue my benefits), nannying, running my own business (OK attempting to get it going right now), and I am also in the process of becoming a contracted pet sitter (yes, we do exist!). Phew...that's it! Oh yea, I am still trying to figure out if and how I can go back to school too...but I am taking it one day at a time. Who knew that working multiple jobs is less stressful then when I was only working my one stressful job! Life has a way of showing you how strong you are and leading you in the right direction.
While this is all going on with work, life continues too. Family issues are always there...long story short, its not easy, but we stick together to pull us all together and over life's obstacles. Friends are just an extension of family, and I couldn't be as strong as I am without each and every one of them.
OK...I think that's enough to start with...you (are you there??) and I need a break. OK, scratch that. I am tired of talking about myself. HA!