Friday, December 31, 2010

The End Has Come

Today marks a turning point in my life. A new year is dawning & my 12 year career has ended. Tomorrow I start a new chapter in my life, during which I plan to get my life & my house organized.

Time to get organized, get in shape & get a job. Tomorrow is my new beginning!
Katy Olson

Monday, December 6, 2010

Random Job Thoughts

So, the end of this month/year I'm losing my job.  I've known about it for months.  First I was being let go in August, then I got an extension til the end of December.  Now, it's all coming to a close.  Nearly 12 years with this company and I'm being cut.  Not because I did anything wrong but because some knuckleheaded consulting firm thought it would be a good idea to take a group of tenured reps in fraud, chargebacks and data entry and replace them with a bunch of people that have never done that kind of work before. As you can tell, I'm still a little bitter.  They wanted me to move to Cincinnati and stay in my old job but that just wasn't in the cards for me.  Amazing how they can have so many other people working from other states out of their living rooms with no supervision but they couldn't let me, and my 12 years of experience, work from the Evansville office.

I've been bitter about it for a while and though I try not to show it too much, I know people can tell.  I've come to the realization that while it's going to be scary to look for a new job and possibly be unemployed for a while this might be the time for me to get out and try something new.  Challenge myself to do something different with my life.  Unfortunately, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.  :)

Any ideas?

Day 1...Good!

Today I lightened up the amount of food that I ate today and it was good.  I didn't feel starved and I didn't feel stuffed.  Amazing how little you actually have to eat to stay alive!  :-)

Tomorrow, I have boneless ribs in the crockpot so I've got a light day planned to make up for it!  Can't wait!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Day - Monday 12/06/10

Tomorrow I get back to tracking what I eat, watching calories & getting more activity. I must do this or I'm going to end up not being able to walk because of the pain in my legs.