Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Also, I just wanted to note that it is November, and I am wearing short sleeves and sandals, something I could never do when I was living in Minnesota. Which is another reason to stay in Atlanta. As much as it sucks.
Well, the new job that I thought I had will be a few more months in the future. It was a research project sponsored by the federal government, and as with any federal government project, things move slowly. They had all of us classroom observers ready to start work in November, and then the project manager pulled the plug and said there were a few more "kinks" to work out in the study. They said we would start in December, but now they're saying it will look more like January or February. I was kind of counting on that income to boost my savings account now that I'm living at home and looking to move out, but now I'm not counting on anything. So there's that. I don't want to look for another job, because this is a really exciting opportunity to be apart of early education research, but I think I will keep putting resumes out there and just see what comes my way. It's part of the luxury of living at home I suppose, and I'm really glad I wasn't dependent on that income. I guess we are all struggling in this economy and we just have to be thankful for what we DO have.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
It seems so rare to have a weekend where I'm not working these days, that I don't know what to do with myself on the free ends of the weeks. I do love my job, but it is emotionally exhausting and I am finding more and more that I have trouble "unwinding" when I'm not at work. Like, I am always fearing that phone call that I did something wrong, or made a wrong decision, or didn't write something down, heaven forbid. I just feel that I can never quite relax. If I'm not thinking about work, then it's school, and what the next big step is. That's the problem with transitions. They take twice as much effort as the period before the transition. I just hope the effort is worth it. Lately I've been in quite the rut. What have you done to bust out of your ruts? How do you deal with stress at work?