Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hello

I have been a little neglectful of my blog. Time to update what has been going on in my corner of the world. I have worked on two of my three goals this month. I joined Weight Watchers and I am being a lot more mindful of the choices that I make at each meal. I did get off track toward the end of my first week due to a mini vacay with my hubby but started right back up on Monday. I feel that this week will be successful for me. I also took the time to study for the exam I need to take in order to apply for the teaching program. I have to move forward with that process soon because the deadline to apply is in January. Time is flying by! I have to admit I feel a little bit anxious about whether or not I will be accepted into the program. I have had a bit of a rocky past with my jobs. I started off really solid, staying at my first job for a little over 2 years. But then ever since, there have been a string of short lived jobs. I made some choices that weren't right for me, was the victim of bad management (I'm talking the kind that doesn't pay!) and got laid off of one position. My patchwork job history could potentially work against me but I am saying a prayer and keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to have enough experience to be accepted into this program at this time. It is not in God's will for it to be for me right now, then I will regroup and make an adjustment. I just know that it took me awhile to realize that my purpose was not only to help people but to teach and I am excited to get to it sooner than later.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just call them all Mexican

Today while working with one of my teenage clients (and her friend), the following conversation took place:

Teen 1: (looks out window of my car) There goes some Mexicans.
Me: I keep telling you that they are not all Mexicans. The proper thing to say is Hispanic.
Teen 2: But that is what they are.
Me: How do you know?
Teen 1: They all look the same.
Me: That is offensive.
Teen 2: (to teen 1) It's no point in arguing with her. She wants to be all proper. She talks like a white girl. We call other people either Mexicans or Chinese.
Me: (having the overwhelming sensation to bang my head on the car window)

This is our future. Be afraid....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall goals




Lately I have been feeling so unfocused. I begin one task and then move to the next without finishing it. I have an issue with follow through. I get so overwhelmed by all that needs to be done so I end up doing one of two things: 1. Nothing 2. Just a little bit of something. Since it is a new month I have been inspired to break my to-do list into bite size pieces and tackle it. So this month here are my top 3 items to do.

1. Join (officially) Weight Watchers and lose at least 8 pounds. I now have a buddy to go to meetings with and that helps a lot. I have promised myself that I would give it at least a two month try since they are running the buy one month get the next free promo.

2. Study more for the exam I need to take to apply to the teaching program and register to take it in December.

3. Organize my living room closet. It is scary in there.

All of these goals feel manageable to me. Today I am going to work on studying since I have a little free time.

I now feel a little more in control.