I never thought that I would ever be without work. I never thought that I would be a stay at home Mom that was waiting for my EDD paperwork or searching the want ads for the next best thing, or even something. I am, for the moment. I am keeping a positive attitude (most days) and today is turning out to be a good day. I get to spend the full day with my son, as he finishes up his Spring Break. We have a full schedule - grocery shopping, fixing the bathroom toilet, going with some other Scouts to a Rock Wall experience tonight (they get to climb the rock wall over and over again from about midnight to 6 am - I will be one tired Mom after), then we have another Hockey game (for FREE) to attend and for that I am thankful. Sunday will be a quiet day - sure we will be resting after a full schedule. Good thing he is still sleeping (10 hours and counting at this point) - so he can have energy for the next 24 hours and this gives Mom the time to search the want-ads.
In the midst of all my ups and downs, I have received tons of support. My neighbor calls for morning walks from time to time. I did mention that I am now volunteering for my sisters 2nd grade class and I have decided to go in about 3 days a week. Then there are the cards in the mail that I get. One card in particular came from a long time friend. I cried when I got it. I was amazed at how she found this. It was like it was calling her name when she arrived at the store. She even threw in a Subway Sandwich shop and Starbucks Coffee gift card in there too - (I have not used all of it up and it has been a nice to have that in my purse these past weeks). So, the card - well, the long and short of it - just have to share it with you...
(the scanning was kind of off - but this will have to do)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. It is on my night stand and I see it every night before I go to bed. I then see it as I wake up. The inside is the best, so I now have the card open from the outside in. And from time to time I move the card to my "office" desk so I can see it as I am searching for a job on the internet.
I hope that when you are feeling down - in your everyday life and especially in your weight loss journey - that you are getting the support you need. Be it from your gym, your program meetings, the blogs or just seeing a smiling face when they see how far you have come in your journey - those NSV's are the best, too!!!!
Have a most wonderful weekend - I know that I will, and will carry the support with me the whole way.
P.S - had another first round interview with another job - Keeping fingers crossed that I get to move onto the 2nd round - will know something next week. There was another job that I also qualified for - sent off that packet and the deadline is next week. Many things happening on the job front - doing my best to stay positive. Something will happen soon and then I will wonder why I didn't get more done during my down time. Have to run - today's "to do" list involves organizing paperwork - yuck!!
Staying MOtivated MO