Jul 19, 2013

7.19.2013 No good excuse

it's funny the last time I posted on this blog I talked about getting a new job. Since then I've left that position. I realized maybe 3 months into that job it wasn't for it. It wasn't what I expected. I was in a very bad place, emotionally. It was affecting my personal life, my work, my training - you name it it was not good. I won't go into detail about it - its in my past - but I will say i am in a very good place now. 

My new job came to me at a time I needed it most. It came in the way of an email. A former co-worker emailed me - Hey Susan...So and So is putting together a conversion team. It's right up your alley, call/email her and check it out. Good luck. 'AAAWWWEESSSOOOMMMEEE'!!! Fast forward - I GOT THE JOB. I got the phone call 2 days before my birthday and it couldn't come at a better time. We needed some good news. The minute I gave notice everything changed. I was happy again. I was back to being the old me again. 

How is work going? I am back to doing what I know. My job is in the city of Glendale - 30 minutes from home.  I'm super busy and really it's what I like to do. I haven't made any 'work' friends, but at least everyone here smiles. it's pretty awesome.

Also the last time I posted on here I talked about signing up for a half Ironman. Lets just say it's ON!! my event is next week - Barb's race. I have been training with some amazing coaches, who have been very patient with me. I'm slow what can I say. Stupid job affected me and I left it affect my training. BUT so what. I'm back and I'm ready! 

I'm nervous, scared, and excited all at the same time. I coudln't have done this alone!

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side ~Margaret Carty

[Team Picture taken after our first team Open Water swim - I probably cried during this swim]

[Team picture after our training weekend up at Wildflower]

Am I still scrapbooking? YES. I love being on the design team for Remember When. I have always loved going into different scrapbooking sores and oohhhing and aaahhing at the different layouts posted around the store walls. I always hope my layouts inspire someone. Below are a few things that I've done for the store. 

Next time...an update on my race. :)