Wednesday, May 4, 2011

So This is What it Was Like?

Well I took the Geico position. I left the car dealership last Friday....not fun. Leaving a job is not pleasant. But I wasn't making any money there and I was spending ALL of my time there. The hours were beginning to take a toll on my relationships with Vernon and Carson. I wasn't the funnest person to be around. It kinda made me think....what am I doing? I'm completely stressing out, I'm away all of the time and I'm not making any money from it. I'm very grateful for the opportunity because when we were in Florida and panicking because Vernon's out-day was getting closer and I still was jobless, I was given a job. In today's market that is something you just don't get handed to you.

I've been off of work since Saturday. Sitting in here while Vernon is at work reminds me of what it was like in Florida. Man do I miss it haha. I'm so excited for him. His classes start at the end of this month....he's terrified to say the least. He's taking Anatomy & Physiology. Which if you don't know is pretty much rocket science. But yesterday at work something really cool happened to him. The UFL just made a Virginia team in the local area and they have decided that they are going to train at the One Life that Vernon works at. The best part? He got to have a small conversation with the Strength and Conditioning Coach. This guy was the S&C coach at Penn State AND for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Definitely not small potatoes. Vernon told him that his ideal job is to do what he is doing and asked him some questions of what he did, etc. Hopefully he'll be able to do a sort of informal internship with them since they are working out in his gym. If he gets in good with this guy then that may mean big things for him. I'm so excited for him and I can't wait to see what this brings!

I'm trying to turn my attitude around. Lately I've been so grumpy and blah and no fun to be around. I think my job had a lot to do with that though. I'm trying to start anew and look at everything on a more positive note. I also want to start doing things that I enjoy doing but never actually seem to do. For instance, scrapbooking...I made one for Carson's first year of life but stopped at Halloween. I haven't touched it in 4 years and I feel awful about it. Another thing is running. Every time I get into it and start making real progress I drop the ball. I like how it makes me feel and I like the results but for whatever reason I always stop. I also want to take some photography classes at the community college here. Although I don't have a super cool camera, it is something that I have consistently wanted for years now. Supposedly with Geico you get huge bonuses every month if you meet your sales goals (like in excess of $1000). Maybe if I hit one or two of those I can treat myself with an awesome new camera. I know that's a BIG maybe but whatever. I would love to take some photography classes. Point of the story, I want to start doing things I actually enjoy. I feel like if I did I would be so much happier with everyone around me.

My latest obsession is with houses (has been for years now). Our lease isn't up until January but I know that the house buying process can be a long one. I'm trying to get a headstart. I feel like we're going in the right direction. We're starting new jobs that are consistent and that was the biggest obstacle we've had. The Air Force wasn't consistent because getting relocated was always a possibility. I hope that everything goes smoothly through the end of the year so that we will be able to buy a house once our lease is up!