Sunday, May 16, 2010

(Almost) A UVM Grad

Its quasi-offical..I've completed my undergrad! I finished my last exam a few minutes ago. It feels really will feel better when I get my grades to make sure that I didn't get a D in anything...but hopefully I will have a diploma by August. Finishing something that I started almost eight years ago takes this huge weight off of my shoulders that I have been carrying around for quite a while now. Now all I have to worry about is reaching my goal weight by the party so I can wear my fabulous party dress from Some Girls!
I haven't really touched on this yet but I wanted to let everyone know what a lucky person I am. I have a lot to be thankful for but this journey would not have been the same if I didn't have my husband by my side. He is such an inspiration and a rock, especially with the healthier lifestyle aspect. He gets up every morning at 4:30 to go to the gym, always makes his lunch for the day, and keeps me on track when I need it. Going to the gym with him on the weekends extends my usual routine by at least a half an hour, sometimes more. If we weren't doing this together I think i would have fallen off course by now. He is also super supportive with everything else, helping me study, making sure I did my homework, reassuring me that people in HR departments don't have a personal vendetta against me, and keeping me grounded in general.
No luck yet on the job front but I have been offered an opportunity to take on a temporary team leader position at work for six weeks. If anything at least I'm moving in a positive direction and it will look good on a resume. I went to a job fair (which made me soooo nervous) and had a really great discussion with one of the recruiters, so maybe that will turn into something, if not at least it was a good experience.
I guess that's it for now...since my schedule has been freed up a bit for the summer, hopefully I'll be able to post a little more often. Thank you all again for the support!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Two more weeks

So I got everything accomplished that I wanted to this week...and I lost a grand total of a half a pound. A bit depressing. I don't know if its a reaction to my body being shocked that I'm running?..maybe. The running is getting a little easier (I did 2 minutes straight at the end of my workout today!) Just a little steps.
Also, no call backs as of yet but I did get out four new applications this week so maybe one of them is the lucky one? This whole job search thing is getting a little depressing. I know that I can't take it personally, but its hard not to when you put yourself out there and no one even wants to call you back to talk about the remote possibility of hiring you. I mean, its not like I'm applying for a position as a molecular biologist or a supreme court judge...I just want to help someone file their papers. Oh well...maybe this week.
Only four more classes until I (hopefully) get my Bachelors in only took 8 years...but I'm pretty excited. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel to finishing one thing that I started and that feels pretty good, and even though I'm being mopey at the moment about the job search I know that it will lead to good things.