Oh my goodness I finally have my FIRST job interview in over a YEAR!!!!! Most of you know that I normally do accounting work, but this job is for a $12/hr receptionist.
I will take ANYTHING to get back in the work field, and although this pay is less than what I have made in the last few years...it's enough that I think I can pull it off and pay my basic bills if I get the position.
Billie, my roommate Shane's fiancee, who just happens to also be my gym partner, told me they're hiring for a receptionist at the insurance company she works for. Billie is the secretary to the owner of the company (she's been there 22 years), and she's also the Office Manager. She said she has the final say in who gets hired, but the truth is, I'm not the only one interviewing, and if the owner likes someone better, then she'll have to choose them. So this isn't a sure thing, but I think I have a lot better chance than if I was going into a company to interview where I didn't know anyone.
Billie has mentioned before that she wishes I could work with her, and she knows my accounting background and my normal rate of pay. She wanted to make sure I was even interested in this position when she asked me last night if I'd like to interview. Ummmmm.......YES!!!!!!! I'm definitely interested!!!!!!!
So PLEASE....I need ALL of your prayers that this job will come through for me and I can get back in the work force!! Since this is my first job interview since I was laid off in February of '09, then it's apparent I'm overly excited and I know I shouldn't be, but man I just can't help it. I really hope this comes through, but I'm trying to stay as calm as I can. I've just been praying that if it's God's will that I get the job, then I will...and if it's not, then I pray He opens something else up VERY SOON. :)
On another note, Mom and I went and bought a few little vegetable plants to set out in the yard today. We might do some container gardening instead of using the bigger garden spot in the backyard that Steven tilled up earlier this week. We might let him plant those rows, and we'll do our own thing in the plant boxes and window boxes around the house. She'll be here in a few minutes and we're going to get a few little things planted...tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and I forget what else.
Also, I got on the scale again this morning....242 lbs....oops, I'm up another pound. But as I said, FRIDAY IS THE DAY to get fully back on track, so I'm already looking forward to NEXT Friday's weigh-in.
I've also pretty much decided what I'm going to do with the picture-taking. I'm setting another 15 lb. goal for this month. I have another event coming up, so I'll use that as my goal point. My family reunion that I'm organizing is on Saturday, June 19th, so about a month away. For this month, I won't be taking pics of every single calorie. Whoever followed my blog last month already knows that I eat egg white scrambles for 90% of my breakfasts each morning, and if you've seen one egg white...you've seen them all. Also, I don't think I need to take a pic of every apple, orange or cup of Chobani yogurt. However, if I make something for lunch or dinner that I think is yummier than normal or a little out of my normal schedule...perhaps a new recipe, then I'll take a pic of it. As I said, the goal is 15 lbs this month. Now.....if I DON'T lose those 15 lbs. like I KNOW I can do....then I'll be back to taking pics of every single calorie the next month. My accountability is more important than anything else. So that's the plan for this coming month.
And thank you all for the comments on yesterday's posts. You all had such nice things to say that I was almost worried that someone might think I was fishing for compliments or trying to garner some extra attention. I assure you I wasn't, but I think you guys already know that about me. You all know that I make this blog as honest as I can...and it had been a while since I'd offered you a big ol' dose of what was going on in my head. Thanks again for listening and offering me your awesome support! :)
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